For the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP), activity data are available for the number of screening tests performed within a specified time period.
Explore the latest data in the visualisation below.
Screening tests performed
In the December quarter 2022, 145,000 cervical screening tests were performed for people aged 25–74.
Trends in cervical screening activity
Between the March quarter 2018 and the December quarter 2022:
The impact of COVID-19 on the NCSP cannot be quantified without further years of data. For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s cancer screening programs, see the AIHW Cancer screening page and the AIHW report Cancer screening and COVID-19 in Australia.
Figure 1: National Cervical Screening Program activity data, March quarter 2018 to December quarter 2022