New cases of malignant melanoma of the skin in New Zealand
By sex, 1996–2020
Number of cancer registrations
The number of new cancers reflects the number of primary tumours rather than the number of individuals with cancer.
Rates are expressed per 100,000 population and age-standardised to the WHO World Standard Population. The population is based on official estimates as at 31 December.
Limitations of the data
Caution is advised when interpreting rates derived from small numbers as they may fluctuate markedly from year to year.
Multiple cancers with the same site and same morphological group are excluded.
Changes to data collection/processing
In these tables, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand extracted data for new cancer registrations between 2010 and 2020 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.
Data provided by
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand
Cancer: New cancer registrations 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'New Cancer Registrations 2020 files- ZIP, 162 KB'.
Please note Figure.NZ reformatted two text files into excel file for the purpose of processing in machine-readable format.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Cancer: New cancer registrations 2020
From the dataset Cancer: New cancer registrations 2020, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Cancer Groups
- Provided: 32,590 data points
This data forms the table Cancer - New registrations for cancers by type 1996–2020.
Dataset originally released on:
About this dataset
This data provides high-level data on new cancer registrations (or cases), including information about the most common cancers registered and breakdowns by common demographic variables.
Method of collection/Data provider
This data is sourced from the New Zealand Cancer Registry.