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Data that informs the data visualisations can be found in the Data section of Cancer data in Australia (CdiA). The following table outlines the range of data provided within CdiA and can be used to assist in navigating through the various Excel workbooks of this report.

The table contains links to the various data and the respective visualisations the data informs. Most of the Excel workbooks provide data for between 60 and 70 different cancers. Please note that incidence data past 2017 are based on projections, and mortality data past 2019 are also based on projections.

Book
no.
Broad category
(and period)
Contents Visualisations
1a Cancer incidence
1982 to 2021
Cancer incidence age-standardised rates  (ASR)
Crude cancer incidence rates
Segi and WHO cancer incidence ASR
Age specific cancer incidence rates by 5-year age groups
Cases diagnosed by 5-year age groups
Summary
Incidence by age
1b Cancer incidence
1982 to 2021
Age-specific cancer incidence rates and counts of cancers diagnosed (by 10-year age groups) Incidence by age
1c Cancer incidence
1982 to 2021
Age-specific cancer incidence rates and counts of cancers diagnosed (by 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-year age groups) Incidence by age
1d Cancer incidence
1982 to 2021
Age-specific cancer incidence rates and counts of cancers diagnosed (by 35-, 40-, 45- and 50-year age groups) Incidence by age
2a Cancer mortality
1982 to 2021
Cancer mortality ASR
Crude cancer mortality rates
Segi and WHO cancer mortality ASR
Age specific cancer mortality rates by 5-year age groups.
Deaths from cancer by 5-year age groups

Summary
Mortality by age

2b Cancer mortality
1971 to 2021
Cancer mortality ASR
Crude cancer mortality rates
Age-specific cancer mortality rates by 5-year age groups
Deaths from cancer by 5-year age groups
Mortality by age
2c Cancer mortality
1971 to 2021
Age-specific cancer mortality rates and deaths from cancer (by 10-year age groups) Mortality by age
2d Cancer mortality
1971 to 2021
Age-specific cancer mortality rates and deaths from cancer (by 15, 20, 25 and 30-year age groups) Mortality by age
2e Cancer mortality
1971 to 2021
Age-specific cancer rates and deaths from cancer by 35, 40, 45 and 50-year age groups Mortality by age
3a Cancer survival
1988–1992 to 2013–2017 periods
Cancer survival rates
Conditional cancer survival rates 
Summary
Survival
3b Cancer survival
1988–1992 to 2013–2017 periods
Cancer survival rates
Cancer survival rates by 5-year age groups (2013–2017 only)
Cancer survival rates by 20-year age groups
Age-adjusted cancer survival rates
Survival by age
4a Cancer risk
Incidence: 1982 to 2021
Mortality: 1971 for 2021
Cancer risk adjusted for competing mortality, including:
Risk of death from cancer by age
Risk of cancer diagnosis by age
Risk
4b Cancer risk
Incidence: 1982 to 2021
Mortality: 1971 for 2021
Cancer risk unadjusted for competing mortality, including:
Risk of death from cancer by age
Risk of cancer diagnosis by age
Risk
5 Age at diagnosis/death
Incidence: 1982 to 2021
Mortality: 1971 for 2021
Median and mean age at cancer diagnosis
Median and mean age at death from cancer
Incidence by age 
Mortality by age
6 Cancer prevalence
as at 31 December 2016
Number of people alive and diagnosed with cancer:
within the last year
within the last 5 years
within the last 35 years
Summary
7 State and territory incidence
and mortality data
1982 to 2017
State and territory cancer incidence ASR
State and territory number of cancer cases diagnosed
State and territory cancer mortality ASR
State and territory number of deaths from cancer
State and territory
8 Cancer incidence and survival by stage
2011
Proportion of cases diagnosed by stage at diagnosis
Cancer survival by stage at diagnosis

Stage data is only available for melanoma of the skin, breast cancer in females, lung cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.
Stage
Pivot Cancer incidence by 3 character ICD-10 code
(1982 to 2017)
Counts of cases diagnosed
Age-specific and crude incidence rates
n.a.
ACIM Australian cancer incidence and
mortality 
Incidence: 1982 to 2017
Mortality: 1971 to 2019

There are over 40 ACIM workbooks and each book focuses on a single cancer group. Data includes:

Cancer incidence ASRs
Counts of cases diagnosed (by age)
Age-specific cancer incidence rates
State and territory ASRs and counts of cases diagnosed
Cancer mortality ASRs
Number of deaths from cancer (by age)
Age-specific cancer mortality rates
State and territory mortality ASRs and deaths from cancer
Population and standard population data

There is no
dedicated
visualisation
for ACIM and
data may
appear in
various visualisations.

Excel data informing the Cancer data commentaries are excluded from the above table but can be located in the Data section of CdiA. These Excel workbooks include only the data that informs the respective commentaries. Each of the Excel workbooks informing commentaries have the name and number of the commentary within the workbook file name.