National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2021

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Progress measure
Short name:PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2021
METeOR identifier:725826
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/09/2020
Description:

Incidence of selected cancers of public health importance.

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2021) Health, Standardisation pending 03/08/2020
Outcome area:Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian Standard Population.

Analyses by state and territory, remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) are based on the Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of the person at the time of their diagnosis.

Rates that are considered unstable and should be interpreted with caution will be noted. Rates that are considered very unstable will not be published.

Presented as:

  • a number (for state and territory by cancer type disaggregations)
  • per 100,000.
Computation:

100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each type of cancer.

Numerator:

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Number of new cases in the reported year.

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Number of new cases in females in the reported year.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis date of cancer, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson with cancer—primary site of cancer, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson with cancer—morphology of cancer, code (ICD-O-3) NNNN/N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Denominator:

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population.

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Total female population.

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (2016 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—projected Indigenous population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]


Data Source
ABS Indigenous estimates and projections (2016 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—estimated Indigenous population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]


Data Source
ABS Indigenous estimates and projections (2016 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (2016 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
ABS Indigenous estimates and projections (2016 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:

2016, 2017, 2018 — State and territory, by:

  • cancer type
  • cancer type and Indigenous status
  • cancer type and remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Remoteness Structure)
  • cancer type and 2016 SEIFA IRSD quintiles (not reported).

2016, 2017, 2018 — Nationally, by:

  • cancer type and 2016 SEIFA IRSD deciles (not reported).

Cancer types in these disaggregations comprise: bowel cancer (ICD-10 2016 version codes C18–C20), lung cancer (C33–C34), melanoma of the skin (C43), female breast cancer (C50) and cervical cancer (C53).

The 2018 tables only include data from Victoria.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA


Comments:

Most recent data available for 2021 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2018 for Victoria; 2017 for New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory; 2016 for the Northern Territory.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Rate
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Episode
Format:

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health conditions

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAustralian Cancer Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (2016 Census-based)
Frequency
Quarterly
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Indigenous estimates and projections (2016 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.5–Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.2–Incidence of selected cancers, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020