This report provides a wide range of cancer related statistics including historical data ranging back to 1982 and projections up to 2021; cancer mortality data ranges back to 1971. Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) books are released in 2021 but the ACIM books are expected to be discontinued after this release (discussed in more detail in the data section).


31 Jan 2019 - Mortality worksheets in the ACIM books for colorectal cancer and cancer of other and ill-defined digestive organs have been revised to correct errors in the counts and rates.

Data quality statement

Visit the ACD 2017 for the respective Data Quality Statement.

The data quality statements underpinning the AIHW NMD can be found on the following ABS internet pages:

For more information on the AIHW NMD visit Deaths data at AIHW, and for the National Death Index Data Quality Statement visit the NDI.