Cancer - New registrations and rates for all types of cancer 2018
Ministry of Health
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, Ministry of Health 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, rates presented in this publication cannot be compared with those in previous editions.
Data provided by
Cancer: New cancer registrations 2018
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Interactive tables' Excel file.
Please note the original spreadsheet was re-formatted by Figure.NZ for the purpose of processing in machine-readable format.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Cancer: New cancer registrations 2018
From the dataset Cancer: New cancer registrations 2018, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Cancer groups
- Provided: 440 data points
Dataset originally released on:
December 17, 2020
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.