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AIHW - Cancer Incidence and Mortality Across Regions (CIMAR) - Persons Mortality (PHA) 2009-2013

This dataset presents the footprint of cancer mortality statistics in Australia for all cancers combined. The data spans the years 2006-2010 and is aggregated to the 2011 Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) Population Health Areas (PHA), based on the 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Mortality data refer to the number of deaths due to cancer in a given time period. Cancer deaths data are sourced from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013 National Mortality Database (NMD).

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Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data using the PHIDU - PHAs.: http://phidu.torrens.edu.au/help-and-information/about-our-data/geographical-structures#population-health-areas
  • Due to changes in geographic classifications over time, long-term trends are not available.
  • Values assigned to "n.p." in the original data have been removed from the data.
  • The Australian and jurisdictional totals include people who could not be assigned a PHA. The number of people who could not be assigned a PHA is less than 1% of the total.
  • The Australian total also includes residents of Other Territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory).
  • Cause of Death Unit Record File data are provided to the AIHW by the Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the National Coronial Information System (managed by the Victorian Department of Justice) and include cause of death coded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data are maintained by the AIHW in the NMD.
  • Year refers to year of occurrence of death for years up to and including 2012, and year of registration of death for 2013. Deaths registered in 2011 and earlier are based on the final version of cause of death data; deaths registered in 2012 and 2013 are based on revised and preliminary versions, respectively and are subject to further revision by the ABS.
  • Cause of death information are based on underlying cause of death and are classified according to the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). Deaths registered in 1997 onwards are classified according to the 10th revision (ICD-10).
  • Colorectal deaths presented are underestimates. For further information, refer to "Complexities in the measurement of bowel cancer in Australia": https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/3303.0~2015~Main%20Features~Complexities%20in%20the%20measurement%20of%20bowel%20cancer%20in%20Australia~7 in Causes of Death, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3303.0).

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Additional Info

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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated March 20, 2020, 06:05 (UTC)
Created November 1, 2019, 00:36 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_AIHW-UoM_AURIN_DB_aihw_cimar_mortality_persons_pha_2009_13
Aggregation Level pha2011
Attribute List All Cancers Combined - Age-standardised rate per 100,000, All Cancers Combined - Crude rate per 100,000, All Cancers Combined - Rate ratio , All Cancers Combined - Total Mortality, All Cancers Combined - Total Relevant Population , Geometry, PHA Code, PHA Name
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, (2016): AIHW - Cancer Incidence and Mortality Across Regions (CIMAR) - Persons Mortality (PHA) 2009-2013; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key pha_code
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.81, -43.75], [159.11, -43.75], [159.11, -9.14], [96.81, -9.14], [96.81, -43.75]]]}