This study looked at mortality and cancer outcomes for servicemen who may have been exposed to radiation during the British Nuclear tests in Australia.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 January 1952 to 25 December 2003

Geographical coverage

National

Data availability
 

  • Publications
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope

The study investigated the health effects of participation in the British nuclear tests in Australia. The mortality study, which compared the number of deaths in test participants with that of the general population from the time of the nuclear tests to the end of 2001; and the cancer study, which compared the number of cases of cancer, whether fatal or not, in test participants, with that in the general population from 1982 to the end of 2001, and compared radiation exposure of participants with and without leukaemia.

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

British Nuclear Testing in Australia Studies

External links and information 

British Nuclear Testing in Australia Studies

Contact

veterans@aihw.gov.au