Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia presents the latest available information on national population screening programs, cancer incidence, survival, prevalence and mortality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Information is available as data visualisations to explore by sex, age, state and territory, remoteness area and trend.

  • Cat. no: CAN 109
Findings from this report:
  • Between 2009 and 2013, an average of 1,279 new cancer cases were diagnosed each year in Indigenous Australians

  • Between 2011 and 2015, there was an average of 551 cancer-related deaths each year for Indigenous Australians

  • In 2007–2014, Indigenous Australians diagnosed with cancer had a 50% relative chance of surviving five years

  • In 2009–2013, Indigenous Australians were 1.1 times as likely to be diagnosed with cancer as non-Indigenous Australians