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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

These annually published interactive tables provide high-level data on cancer registrations in 2018. They include information about the most common cancers registered and breakdowns by common demographic variables. The data is provided in multiple formats.

Key findings

Number of new cancer registrations, 2018

Total

Male

Female

Māori

2,862

1,257

1,605

Non-Māori

23,296

12,679

10,617

Total

26,158

13,936

12,222

Rates of new cancer registrations, 2018

Total

Male

Female

Māori

409.6

391.5

428.4

Non-Māori

338.8

375.3

307.1

Total

345.9

376.7

319.7

Note: rates per 100,000 population, age standardised to WHO World Standard Population

About the tables

The data is provided in multiple formats:

Interactive tables: These provide the latest cancer registration data for New Zealand. When you choose cancers of interest from a list, the data and graphs automatically update based on your choice:

  • A summary of the 10 most common cancers for males and females for 2018.
  • Ten most common cancer registrations for 2018 by all ethnicities, Māori and non-Māori and by sex. Data is included for years 2009–2018 to enable trend analysis.
  • Numbers and rates of new cancer registrations for groups of cancer, by sex for 2018.
  • Numbers of new cancer registrations for individual cancers for 2018, by sex, ethnic group, life-stage age group, deprivation quintile, district health board region and regional cancer network.

Data tables: Zip file package containing text files of the underlying data used in the interactive tables and a data dictionary.

Please note: The number of new cancers reflects the number of primary tumours rather than the number of individuals with cancer. Multiple cancers with the same site and same morphological group are excluded. 

These tables form part of the Cancer new registrations and deaths series.

You can download these tables from the Downloads section of this page.

Disclaimer

In these tables, we extracted data for new cancer registrations between 2009 and 2018 and recalculated the rates for all years to reflect ongoing updates to data in the New Zealand Cancer Registry and the revision of population estimates from Stats NZ. These are updated annually, and more significant revisions are made after each Census.

Please note that Stats NZ recently revised their population estimates for the period back until 2006, based on information from the 2018 Census. This will affect rates for a number of cancers, particularly for Māori. Therefore, please do not compare rates presented in this publication with those in previous editions. For more information on the revised population estimates please see: Māori ethnic group population estimates 2006–18: Methods and results.

We have quality checked the collection, extraction, and reporting of the data presented here. However, errors can occur. Contact the Ministry of Health if you have any concerns regarding any of the data or analyses presented here, at [email protected].

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