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The SMICS catchment covers a total area of 2,967 square kilometres. It aligns most closely with eleven local government areas (LGAs).

  • Bayside
  • Cardinia
  • Casey
  • Great Dandenong
  • Kingston
  • Frankston
  • Glen Eira
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Monash
  • Port Phillip
  • Stonnington


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census data identified that 1,390,290 people resided in the SMICS catchment in 2006. The gender mix of the population was 49% males and 51% females. Casey, which is the most populous LGA in Victoria, formed 16% of the total population of the SMICS catchment.

The latest Cancer Council Victoria data (2009) indicated there were 7679 new cases of invasive cancer reported in the SMICS catchment in 2008 and this is projected to increase to 8457 new cases by 2016 (Victorian Radiotherapy Services Plan (2007)).


SMICS accesses and utilises two main data sources:

·         the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR)

·         the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED).

The VCR which is managed by the Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) is used to generate cancer incidence and mortality information.  VCR data can be used to identify cancer incidence by tumour stream, and also by area of residence. The most recent data available from the VCR is that from the 2008 calendar year. 

The VAED is compiled and released by the Victorian Department of Health.  SMICS receives an extract of the VAED, which includes cancer related inpatient episodes of care for the state of Victoria.  The VAED can be used to show patterns of activity within hospitals and health services.  It is an administrative dataset which includes information about hospital admission and separation (discharge) dates; patient demographics (age, country of birth, preferred language, local government area of residence), details of every disease/condition affecting the patient during each inpatient episode, and every procedure /intervention (operative, radiographic, allied health etc) during each episode of care.  The most recent VAE data available to SMICS is from the 2009-10 financial year.

The following graphs display data from the CCV and VAED.  To facilitate use of this information by clinicians and researchers, the raw data is included.


Document downloads

  • overview of Victorian consensus datasets project  CLICK HERE


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