Western Australian Cancer Registry Statistics

Information collected by the Western Australian Cancer Registry is produced into annual reports are to describe the incidence and mortality statistics relating to the different types of cancers. These statistics are typically calculated as rates per 100,000 people and are standardised by age groups (ASRs).

Quick statistics

New cases of cancer in 2008

There were 10,408 new cases of cancer recorded in Western Australians in 2008:

  • 5997 in males (58%)
  • 4411 in females
  • Age-standardised incidence rates were 372 per 100,000 males, and 263 per 100,000 females.
  • The estimated lifetime risk of cancer to age 75 years was 1 in 3 for males, and 1 in 4 for females.

Full reports

Cancer incidence and mortality in Western Australia: ISSN 0816-2999

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Finding information

The complex tables in Appendix 3A and 3B are organised with cancers not in alphabetical order but according to the clinical codes used to define tumours.

Recent reports

Older reports

Special reports

The Cancer Effect Series

The concept behind the series is to present information about cancer for WA residents using differing analytical techniques and/or presentation methods as well as contextual information usually with input from clinical experts in the field.

The initial releases relate to relative survival for specific cancer types, including some information about the determinants of relative survival. Subsequent releases will cover other information about incidence, prevalence and mortality for specific cancer types.