Non-melanoma skin cancer mortality statistics

Deaths from non- melanoma skin cancer, 2016, UK

Percentage non-melanoma skin cancer is of total cancer deaths, 2016, UK

Non-melanoma skin cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]

In males in the UK, non-melanoma skin cancer is the 18th most common cause of cancer death (1% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths).

66% of non-melanoma skin cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 34% are in females.

Non-melanoma skin cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates Open a glossary item) are similar to the UK average in all the UK constituent countries.

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (C44), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Male Deaths 738 59 56 14 867
Crude Rate 2.7 2.2 3.7 1.5 2.7
AS Rate 3.5 2.8 4.4 2.5 3.5
AS Rate - 95% LCL 3.3 2.1 3.2 1.2 3.3
AS Rate - 95% UCL 3.8 3.5 5.5 3.8 3.7
Female Deaths 392 28 22 10 452
Crude Rate 1.4 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.4
AS Rate 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.3
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.4 1.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.4 1.3 1.7 1.8 1.4
Persons Deaths 1130 87 78 24 1319
Crude Rate 2.0 1.6 2.5 1.3 2.0
AS Rate 2.2 1.7 2.5 1.6 2.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 2.1 1.4 1.9 1.0 2.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 2.3 2.1 3.0 2.3 2.3

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item around the AS Rate Open a glossary item


  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here:
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here:
  3. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, December 2017. Similar data can be found here:

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Data is for UK, 2016, ICD-10 C44.

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