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3-14. Cancer

3-14-1. Cancer in South Australia – by Local Health Network

3-14-2. Cancer in South Australia – by age and sex

3-14-3. Cancer in South Australia – by socio-economic status

3-14-4. Cancer in Australia – by state and territory

3-14-5. Cancer – Aboriginal people

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3-14-1. Cancer in South Australia – by Local Health Network

  • In 2017, around one in ten (9.7%) South Australians aged 18 years or more had ever been told by a doctor that they had cancer1.
  • The rate varies between local health networks (LHNs) from 6.1%* in the South East LHN to 10.7% in the Southern Adelaide LHN1.
  • The proportion of people who reported having or ever had cancer in metropolitan Adelaide (10.4%) is statistically significantly higher than Country SA (8.2%)1.
  • No statistically significant underlying trend was identified in either the metropolitan Adelaide or Country SA time series1.
  • Data prior to 2010 is not available.

 

Has or ever had cancer (aged 18+ years), 2017
Local Health Network %
Northern Adelaide 10.4%
Central Adelaide 10.2%
Southern Adelaide 10.7%
Metropolitan Adelaide 10.4%
Barossa Hills Fleurieu 9.0%
Eyre and Far North 8.6%*
Flinders and Upper North 8.0%*
Riverland Mallee Coorong 7.5%
South East 6.1%*
Yorke & Northern 8.4%
Country SA 8.2%
South Australia 9.7%
Australia n.a.

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* Relative Standard Error is between 25% and 50%. Please treat the estimate with caution.

Data prior to 2010 is not available.

Data source: SA Health 2018

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3-14-2. Cancer in South Australia – by age and sex

  • In 2017, the proportion of the population aged 18 years and over that had ever been told by a doctor that they had cancer was roughly equivalent between males (9.9%) and females (9.8%)1.
  • The rate increases with age1.

 


Has or ever had cancer (aged 18+), 2017
Age (years) Males Females
18-24 0.0% 1.6%
25-34 0.0% 0.0%
35-44 2.0% 5.4%
45-54 9.2% 6.8%
55-64 13.2% 13.6%
65-74 28.7% 19.0%
75+ 31.6% 24.6%
All ages 9.9% 9.8%

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Data source: SA Health 2018

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3-14-3. Cancer in South Australia – by socio-economic status

  • There is no statistically significant correlation evident between the proportion of people aged 18 years and over who have ever been told by a doctor that they have cancer and the socio-economic status of the geographic area in which they live1.

 

Has or ever had cancer (aged 18+ years), 2017
Socio-economic status (SES) %
Lowest SES 9.0%
Low SES 12.6%
Middle SES 12.1%
High SES 8.8%
Highest SES 7.1%

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Data source: SA Health 2018

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3-14-4. Cancer in Australia – by state and territory

Data not available for this indicator.

 

3-14-5. Cancer – Aboriginal people

Data not available for this indicator.

 


Sources

  1. Based on South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System customised extract 2018, Prevention and Population Health, SA Health, Adelaide, 16 August 2018.