There were 3,116 registrations of melanoma in New Zealand in 2022

We've updated our surveillance report on melanoma registrations with 2022 data.

  • In 2022, there were 3,116 registrations of melanoma in New Zealand. The age-standardised melanoma registration rate was 37.3 per 100,000 people, compared to 35.1 in 2021.
  • Melanoma registration rates were highest in males, people of European/Other ethnicity, and older adults, especially for people aged 75 years and over.
  • Melanoma registration rates continue to be lower in the most deprived areas (NZDep2018 quintile 5) than in the least deprived areas.
  • Melanoma registration rates were higher in rural areas compared with main urban areas.
  • The Waitematā, Northland, and Wairarapa districts had high rates of melanoma in 2022.

You can read the full surveillance report here.