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released: 21 Jan 1999 author: AIHW media release

Cancer in Australia 1995 presents comprehensive national data on cancer incidence and mortality. The report provides 1995 and selected 1996 data for cancers by site, age and sex, and summary data for each State and Territory. Incidence and mortality trends since the early 1980s and age patterns for selected cancers are features of this report. More detailed information can be found at the Institutes web site.

ISSN 1307 3307; ISBN 978 0 642 24792 6; Cat. no. CAN 5; 88pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (192K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Preface
    • Contributors
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (112K PDF)
      • What is cancer?
      • Cancer surveillance in Australia
      • The National Cancer Statistics Clearing House
      • Structure of this report
    2. Cancer in Australia (253K PDF)
      • General
      • Most common cancers
      • Age and sex differences
      • Alcohol- and smoking-related cancers
      • Cancer rates in States and Territories 1991 - 1995
    3. National trends in cancer incidence and mortality (143K PDF)
    4. Incidence and mortality tables (159K PDF)
      • Guide to interpreting incidence and mortality tables
  • Summary tables 1995 (73K PDF)
  • Tables for selected cancers 1995 (128K PDF)
  • End matter
    • Appendixes (265K PDF)
      • Appendix A: International Classification of Diseases - Ninth Revision - cancer site - codes and combinations
      • Appendix B: Methods
      • Appendix C: Population data
      • Appendix D: Cancer registration in Australia
      • Appendix E: Cancer Registries contact list
    • Glossary (73K PDF)
    • References (69K PDF)
    • Related publications (52K PDF)


This section provides a comprehensive set of Excel tables for 1995 for all cancer sites. These tables contain age-specific, crude, and age-standardised incidence and mortality rates for males, females and persons for each cancer site. The ICD 140-173 file also contains the total of all cancers whereas the ICD 174-208 file also includes the smoking and alcohol related cancer data.

  1. CIA 1995 Summary tables (76K XLS)
  2. CIA 1995 tables ICD 140-173 (536K XLS; 188K ZIP)
  3. CIA 1995 tables ICD 174-208 (584K XLS; 201K ZIP)

Recommended citation

AIHW 1999. Cancer in Australia 1995: incidence and mortality data for 1995 and selected data for 1996. Cancer series no. 10. Cat. no. CAN 5. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 19 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467010>.

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