Statistics and Indicators

Breast cancer screening

  • Rates are presented as age-standardised rates, that is, the number of women screened as a percentage of the ABS estimated resident population.
  • Participants are the number of women aged 50-69 screened through BreastScreen Australia in each 2-year reporting period.  The screening periods cover 1 January of the initial year to 31 December of the latter year indicated.
  • BreastScreen Australia aims to continue to reduce deaths from breast cancer through early detection of the disease (Department of Health 2018).
  • Women aged between 50 and 74 are invited for a free mammogram every two years (Department of Health 2018).

Department of Health

To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download. 

AIHW 2015. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2012–2013. Cancer series no. 95. Cat. no. CAN 93. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2014. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2011-2012. Cancer series no. 86. Cat. no. CAN 83. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2013. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2010-2011. Cancer series no. 77. Cat. no. CAN 74. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2012. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2009-2010. Cancer series no. 72. Cat. no. CAN 68. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2011. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2008-2009. Cancer series no. 63. Cat. no. CAN 60. Canberra: AIHW.