Participation

Participation

In 2017–2018:

  • Just over 5 million people aged 50–74 were invited to participate in the NBCSP. Of these:
    • almost 2.1 million people participated in the NBCSP— a rate of 42%.
    • women (45%) had higher participation than men (40%).
  • For Australia, and across all jurisdictions, participation rates were highest for people aged 70–74, ranging from 38% in the Northern Territory to 59% in South Australia and Tasmania. People aged 70–74 also had the highest participation rates in 2016–2017, 2015–2016 and 2014–2015.

Since the bowel screening program commenced in 2006, over 3.6 million people have participated in at least one screening round.

Explore the latest participation data by age, sex, state and territory, PHN, Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3), and Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) in the data visualisations below.

Participation by age, sex, state and territory and year

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Participation by PHN

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Participation by SA3

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Participation by SA2

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