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 28 February 2017: 6,346,677.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 28 February 2017

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 499,141 23.83% 1.12%
VIC 522,567 24.95% 0.73%
QLD 418,652 19.99% 0.82%
SA 229,425 10.95% 0.62%
WA 301,752 14.41% 0.42%
TAS 60,922 2.91% 0.66%
NT 14,873 0.71% 0.46%
ACT 46,992 2.24% 0.74%
Total 2,094,324 100.00% 0.78%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 498 13,526 51,466 61,305 55,194 52,347 78,274 312,610 9.9%
VIC 371 18,153 73,837 70,068 58,375 49,343 59,745 329,892 13.2%
QLD 443 12,579 49,040 54,311 50,104 44,895 55,393 266,765 13.7%
SA 2,894 13,674 25,632 21,434 21,546 20,831 30,534 136,545 19.3%
WA 178 7,730 39,565 38,938 35,373 30,612 35,492 187,888 18.1%
TAS 52 2,044 6,877 7,044 7,230 7,274 8,247 38,768 18.3%
NT 13 447 2,554 2,375 1,929 1,402 882 9,602 10.9%
ACT 36 1,770 7,134 6,455 4,960 3,960 4,655 28,970 18.0%
Total 4,485 69,923 256,105 261,930 234,711 210,664 273,222 1,311,040 13.4%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 199 4,759 20,958 28,818 33,338 35,480 62,979 186,531 6.1%
VIC 96 5,498 32,734 36,954 36,666 33,717 47,010 192,675 8.1%
QLD 110 3,448 18,585 25,199 29,308 29,484 45,753 151,887 8.1%
SA 2,849 8,862 14,889 12,418 14,401 14,694 24,767 92,880 13.6%
WA 60 2,589 17,777 20,529 22,452 21,196 29,261 113,864 10.9%
TAS 20 589 2,809 3,305 3,974 4,715 6,742 22,154 10.7%
NT 1 108 864 1,132 1,230 1,079 857 5,271 5.3%
ACT 9 634 3,601 3,730 3,414 2,940 3,694 18,022 11.6%
Total 3,344 26,487 112,217 132,085 144,783 143,305 221,063 783,284 8.2%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2016) = 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 = 24,301 and 16-17 years = 33

Intent Registrations as at 28 February 2017

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,935,468 45.52% -0.11%
VIC 421,180 9.90% -0.13%
QLD 611,062 14.37% -0.08%
SA 679,301 15.97% -0.11%
WA 436,082 10.26% -0.06%
TAS 137,653 3.24% -0.10%
NT 7,123 0.17% -0.24%
ACT 24,484 0.58% -0.42%
Total 4,252,353 100.00% -0.07%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,680 96,951 209,625 223,622 190,568 212,818 938,264 29.8%
VIC 4,905 28,557 62,536 53,072 43,159 46,716 238,945 9.6%
QLD 4,794 64,419 77,295 66,571 42,786 36,889 292,754 15.1%
SA 29,472 59,345 61,375 60,492 52,653 59,097 322,434 45.7%
WA 1,946 12,236 45,755 55,239 46,873 53,952 216,001 20.9%
TAS 565 2,937 13,528 16,452 15,454 18,603 67,539 31.9%
NT 149 585 958 1,109 688 426 3,915 4.4%
ACT 532 2,099 3,532 3,290 2,403 2,391 14,247 8.9%
Total 47,043 267,129 474,604 479,847 394,584 430,892 2,094,099 21.4%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,463 96,911 210,249 228,634 204,098 255,816 997,171 32.8%
VIC 1,449 19,731 44,015 39,403 34,839 39,069 178,506 7.5%
QLD 1,228 68,123 88,575 72,203 45,920 42,257 318,306 16.9%
SA 32,354 67,222 67,013 64,027 56,396 69,765 356,777 52.3%
WA 571 9,760 44,587 55,388 48,077 60,413 218,796 20.9%
TAS 161 2,188 13,555 16,687 16,110 21,413 70,114 33.9%
NT 37 301 663 1,005 737 465 3,208 3.2%
ACT 158 1,098 2,276 2,609 2,035 2,061 10,237 6.6%
Total 37,421 265,334 470,933 479,956 408,212 491,259 2,153,115 22.6%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2016) = 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 + 5,139 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 = 5,544

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

Page last updated: 24 March 2017

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