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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Cancer mortality rates (FOI)

Cancer mortality rates (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 15 August 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


The following link advertises that the information was current as of 2020, further inspection of the data suggests cancer mortality stopped being reported on in 2016 - 

Channel Islands Cancer Registration Report 2020 (

Page 23: All Cancers (C00-C97 excluding C44) - Mortality
YOD. Count
2011-13 673
2012-14 700
2013-15 709
2014-16 756

Could you please advise the all cancers mortality rate for Jersey persons for years:
2022 up to July 1st (exclusive)

Please also repeat the same separately for just cancer C44


The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) Intelligence Network (NCIN), within Public Health England, has assisted the cancer registration process for the Channel Islands since January 1996. The below link contains the most recent report from this service to incorporate data for Jersey and Guernsey and is an update using local 2012 to 2016 data for cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 

Channel Islands Cancer Registration Report 2020 ( 

Cancer data from 2017 onwards will be included in the next iteration of this report and is currently being processed and sent to NHS Digital for analysis. The report will be published in 2022, however at present it is not possible to provide an exact date. 

Separately to the Cancer Registration Report referenced above, statistics on cancer deaths in Jersey are published annually by Public Health Intelligence in the Jersey Mortality report on Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance Report, Mortality Statistics 2020 ( 

The coding of deaths for 2021 and 2022 is not yet complete. Therefore, this information is not held and Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

Figures for 2021 are due to be published in-line with the Public Health Intelligence Publication Release Schedule in September 2022, and figures for 2022 will be published in 2023: 

Public Health Intelligence publication release schedule (

All Cancers (C00-C97 excluding C44) 

The Channel Islands Cancer Registration report details deaths from cancer over three-year periods. Below is a table showing cancer deaths for the periods from 2015-17 to 2018-20 (which is the latest coded data available). 

Period (3 years)

Cancer deaths over 3-year period









Other malignant neoplasms of skin - C44  

The number of deaths coded to C44 is consistently less than 10 over 3-year periods. Where numbers are fewer than 10, disclosure control is applied to avoid identification of individuals.  Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied

Articles applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of "information held by a public authority"

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority. 

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means 

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

Article 25 - Personal information 

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted. 

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