Incidence data refer to the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed in a given time period. It does not refer to the number of people newly diagnosed (because one person can be diagnosed with more than one cancer in a year). Cancer incidence data come from the AIHW 2012 ACD. Users are advised to read the 2012 ACD Data Quality Statement. Note that the incidence data presented are for 2006–2010 because 2011 and 2012 data for NSW and ACT were not able to be provided for the 2012 ACD.
Mortality data refer to the number of deaths due to cancer in a given time period. Year of death data is presented here. Cancer deaths data come from the AIHW NMD (2013 version). For more information on how deaths are registered, coded and updated, see About deaths data.