New cancer registrations 2016

These annually published interactive tables and graphs provide high-level data on cancer registrations in 2016. They include information about the most common cancers registered and breakdowns by common demographic variables.

Published online: 
12 December 2018

Key findings

  Total Male  Female
Number of new cancer registrations, 2016
Māori 2,492 1,102 1,390
Non-Māori 21,594 11,398 10,196
Total 24,086 12,500 11,586
  Total Male  Female
New cancer registration rate, 2016
Māori 415.5 405.3 425.5
Non-Māori 326.9 352.5 304.8
Total 335.2 357.7 316.0

About the tables

These interactive tables provide the latest cancer registration data for New Zealand. When you choose cancers of interest from a list, the data and graphs automatically update based on your choice:

  • The ten most common cancer registrations for 2016 by ethnic group and sex. Data is also included for years 2007–2015 to enable trend analysis.
  • Numbers and rates of new cancer registration for groups of cancer, by sex for 2016.
  • Numbers of new cancer registrations for individual cancers for 2016, by sex, ethnic group, life-stage age group, deprivation quintile, district health board region and regional cancer network.

Please note: The number of new cancers reflects the number of primary tumours rather than the number of individuals with cancer. Multiple cancers with the same site and same morphological group are excluded. 

These tables form part of the Cancer-new-registrations-and-deaths-series. Other releases based on this data are expected to be published in 2019.

You can download these data tables from the Downloads section of this page.

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