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Cancer Reporting Tool - Official Statistics

Updated 11th July 2024


An error has been identified when calculating rates within the deprivation analysis for the following official statistics releases:

  • Cancer incidence in Wales, 2002-2020
  • Cancer mortality in Wales, 2002-2022

The error occurred because the incorrect domain was used to assign Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) to the denominator (mid-year population estimate). The error does not affect the numerator (number of events). We do not expect significant changes at the Wales level. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please see the statement of corrections document below for more information. 


Click here to view the Cancer Reporting Tool

The new cancer reporting tool holds Official Statistics for cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in Wales for the years 2002 onwards. It is an interactive dashboard that allows you to explore the data in different ways such as, for example: time series analysis, geographical area profiles, stage at diagnosis, area deprivation, comparisons with other UK nations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool also includes new experimental statistics showing monthly cancer pathology samples up to 2023, allowing a more rapid, timely insight into cancer incidence in Wales.

Click here to view the main messages of the latest mortality release

Mortality of all cancers for death registration years 2002-2022.  The new mortality Official Statistics can be explored in the Cancer Reporting tool and found in the mortality data tables.