Mesothelioma in Australia 2018 – infocus presents the latest available information on the incidence of mesothelioma in Australia, along with mortality and asbestos exposure information, using data from the Australian Mesothelioma Registry, the National Mortality Database and the Australian Cancer Database. On average, 2 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in Australia each day.

  • ISBN: 978-1-76054-600-7
  • Cat. no: CAN 130
  • Pages: 16
Findings from this report:
  • Of those for whom exposure was detected, 65% were assessed as having possible or probable occupational exposure

  • 93% of people who provided residential and occupational information were assessed as having been exposed to asbestos

  • From 2001–2005 to 2011–2015, the 2-year relative survival rate increased from 17% to 20%

  • In 2015–2018, Western Australia recorded the highest rate of mesothelioma (4.4 cases per 100,000 people)