Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community. This web report contains a wide range of cancer related statistics and projections including:

  • cancer incidence (counts and rates of new cancers diagnosed each year)
  • cancer mortality (counts and rates of deaths caused by cancer each year)
  • cancer survival (the probability of surviving cancer for 1, 3 or 5 years)
  • prevalence (the count of people alive in Australia who have had or still have cancer).

Cancers in this report

There are many different types of cancer.  This report contains information on the following types of cancer:

acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Hodgkin lymphoma

non-melanoma skin

acute myeloid leukaemia

kidney cancer

oesophageal cancer

anal cancer

laryngeal cancer

other digestive organs

bladder cancer


other soft tissue cancer

bone cancer

lip cancer

ovarian cancer

brain cancer

liver cancer

pancreatic cancer

breast cancer

lung cancer

prostate cancer

cervical cancer


rectal cancer

chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

melanoma of the skin

soft tissue sarcoma

chronic myeloid leukaemia


stomach cancer

colon cancer

mouth cancer

testicular cancer

colorectal cancer

multiple myeloma

thyroid cancer

cancer of the gallbladder

myelodysplastic syndromes

tongue cancer

gynaecological cancer

neuroendocrine tumours

unknown primary site

head and neck cancer

non-Hodgkin lymphoma

uterine cancer

Data is available by sex, age group, year and state and territory.

This report also contains information on cancer survival by the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis (available for breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer as well as melanoma of the skin).