Cancer summary data visualisation

For many different cancers, this data visualisation provides a wide range of cancer-related statistics that, together, present a summary of national cancer data and trends over time. Help with terms, and information about the data, is available by placing the mouse pointer over the icons found near the top of the page. Please note that cancer mortality data is usually included within this visualisation but is only included within the Cancer mortality by age groups visualisation and Cancer risk data visualisation for this year’s report due to complexities in reporting.

Cancer data in Australia - a summary of incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence of cancer in Australia. 

This visualisation contains trend information for around 60 cancers divided across Figures 1 to 4 and Table 1.

Figure 1 is a line graph that contains information on the number of cancer cases or deaths and age-standardised rates of cancer diagnosis or cancer death between 1982 and 2020.

Figure 2 is a line graph that contains information on the crude rate of cancer diagnosis or cancer death for various 5-year age groups from 0–4, 5–9, etc. up to 90+ for a selected year between 1982 and 2020.

Table 1 contains cancer-related summary statistics such as the number of cases or deaths, crude and age-standardised rate of diagnosis or death and mean and median ages at diagnosis or death.

Figure 3 is a line graph that contains information on 5-year relative survival rates for cancer from 1987–1991 to 2012–2016 for a selected cancer.

Figure 4 is a column graph that contains information on cancer prevalence, or, the number of people alive at 31 December 2015 who have been diagnosed with the selected cancer in the last year, last 5 years and 34 years.

Please note that cancer incidence statistics from 2019 to 2022 are projections; all other statistics are derived from actual data.

Data informing the summary dashboard is available as supplementary tables.