Australian Organ Donor Register statistics

Data about registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register.

The Australian Organ Donor Register (the Donor Register) is the national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death.

The Donor Register allows authorised medical personnel to verify a person’s decision about donating their organs and tissue for transplantation.

Registrations are arranged by age group, state and gender.

The total number of registrations as at 31 October 2016 was 6,298,400.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 31 October 2016

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 476,856 23.49% 1.11%
VIC 506,560 24.95% 0.66%
QLD 404,947 19.95% 0.74%
SA 225,270 11.10% 0.36%
WA 296,954 14.63% 0.39%
TAS 59,418 2.93% 0.54%
NT 14,555 0.72% 0.85%
ACT 45,504 2.24% 0.86%
Total 2,030,064 100.01% 0.71%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 501 12,249 47,687 58,018 52,496 50,795 75,836 297,582 9.7%
VIC 424 17,435 71,127 67,430 56,450 48,068 57,972 318,906 13.3%
QLD 412 11,816 46,735 52,239 48,336 43,920 53,755 257,213 13.6%
SA 3,157 13,693 24,840 20,987 20,999 20,523 29,790 133,989 19.3%
WA 183 7,815 38,994 38,241 34,746 30,173 34,571 184,723 18.3%
TAS 61 2,006 6,675 6,815 7,052 7,172 7,956 37,737 18.0%
NT 13 442 2,463 2,318 1,887 1,380 861 9,364 10.8%
ACT 40 1,726 6,866 6,182 4,782 3,839 4,541 27,976 17.8%
Total 4,791 67,182 245,387 252,230 226,748 205,870 265,282 1,267,490 13.3%

Male registrations

NSW 163 4,329 19,792 27,545 31,855 34,344 61,246 179,274 6.1%
VIC 117 5,315 31,754 36,135 35,574 33,027 45,732 187,654 8.1%
QLD 112 3,209 17,940 24,574 28,479 28,850 44,570 147,734 8.0%
SA 2,973 8,920 14,384 12,245 14,088 14,431 24,240 91,281 13.6%
WA 52 2,658 17,634 20,250 22,076 20,895 28,666 112,231 11.0%
TAS 16 575 2,745 3,266 3,879 4,643 6,557 21,681 10.6%
NT 1 114 856 1,116 1,209 1,063 832 5,191 5.2%
ACT 13 625 3,510 3,593 3,291 2,890 3,606 17,528 11.5%
Total 3,447 25,745 108,615 128,724 140,451 140,143 215,449 762,574 8.2%
State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2014) = Gender Total/ABS Estimated Gender Population. Please note: Excludes estimated population of 0-15 year old residents
  2. Legally valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Female Total + Male Total
  3. State % of Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) for State / Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations
  4. Negative Variance occurs due to registration end-dated due to death or by request, registrant moved to another state
  5. The above tables include registrants who have registered their objection to donate - 18 years and above = 23,315 and 16-17 years = 28

Intent Registrations as at 31 October 2016

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,945,425 45.58% -0.11%
VIC 424,530 9.95% -0.10%
QLD 613,949 14.38% -0.09%
SA 676,765 15.86% 0.22%
WA 437,445 10.25% -0.07%
TAS 138,198 3.24% -0.07%
NT 7,193 0.17% -0.15%
ACT 24,831 0.58% -0.31%
Total 4,268,336 100.01% -0.05%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 5,029 103,862 212,936 224,278 189,536 208,632 944,273 30.9%
VIC 5,447 30,473 63,291 53,144 43,030 45,846 241,231 10.1%
QLD 5,089 67,051 78,064 66,025 42,271 36,057 294,557 15.6%
SA 29,818 59,981 61,361 60,547 52,330 57,701 321,738 46.3%
WA 2,060 13,318 46,851 55,244 46,505 52,813 216,791 21.5%
TAS 601 3,291 13,805 16,528 15,373 18,265 67,863 32.4%
NT 174 600 990 1,113 689 414 3,980 4.6%
ACT 587 2,211 3,623 3,306 2,398 2,359 14,484 9.2%
Total 48,805 280,787 480,921 480,185 392,132 422,087 2,104,917 22.2%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,566 103,609 212,889 228,874 202,928 251,253 1,001,119 33.9%
VIC 1,594 20,896 44,485 39,678 34,538 38,378 179,569 7.8%
QLD 1,329 71,148 88,920 71,294 45,391 41,308 319,390 17.4%
SA 32,769 67,330 66,799 63,780 56,013 68,246 354,937 52.8%
WA 615 10,885 45,481 55,409 47,752 59,227 219,369 21.4%
TAS 189 2,511 13,830 16,718 16,111 20,976 70,335 34.5%
NT 41 296 673 1,019 730 454 3,213 3.2%
ACT 174 1,164 2,358 2,595 2,008 2,048 10,347 6.8%
Total 38,277 277,839 475,435 479,367 405,471 481,890 2,158,279 23.3%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2014) = Gender Total/ABS Estimated Gender Population. Please note: Excludes estimated population for 0-15 year old residents
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,140 Registrations that have no gender
  3. State % of Total Intent Registrations = Grand Total Intent Registrations for State/Grand Total Intent Registrations
  4. Negative Variance occurs due to  intent registration being strengthened to consent, registration end-dated due to death or by request, registrant moved to another state
  5. The above tables include registrants who DO NOT wish to donate = 5,521

Read more about the Australian Organ Donor Register historical statistics for previous years.

Page last updated: 25 November 2016

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