The ONS figure showed slightly more males than women were affected by cancers, with the majority of cancer sites showing more males than females.
The most common cancers reported were breast (15.6 per cent), prostate (13.4 per cent), lung (12.6 per cent) and colorectal (11.5 per cent).
The ONS stated that those continued to account for over half of all malignant cancer registrations in England for all ages combined.
In men, prostate cancer was the most common, with 39,741 cases registered, accounting for 26.3 per cent of male cancer registrations.
ONS said the second most common cancer for both males and females was lung cancer.
“In 2014, there were 37,453 (20,127 males and 17,326 females) cases of lung cancer registered in England.
“Lung cancer accounted for 13.3 per cent of cancers in males and 11.9 per cent of female cancers.
“During the early 1970s to 1980s, smoking prevalence fell among males and increased among females,’’ it said.
ONS said recent figures suggested that 80 per cent of deaths from trachea, lung and bronchus cancer were attributed to smoking.
Cancer occurring in children, teenagers, and young adults (aged 0 to 24) accounted for just 1.1 per cent of the total cancer registrations. (Xinhua/NAN)