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 March 2017: 6,361,989.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 31 March 2017

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 504,830 23.90% 1.14%
VIC 526,836 24.94% 0.82%
QLD 422,147 19.99% 0.83%
SA 231,459 10.96% 0.89%
WA 303,007 14.35% 0.42%
TAS 61,334 2.90% 0.68%
NT 14,981 0.71% 0.73%
ACT 47,460 2.25% 1.00%
Total 2,112,054 100.00% 0.85%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 502 13,972 52,445 62,119 55,866 52,760 78,886 316,550 10.1%
VIC 368 18,574 74,483 70,775 58,859 49,618 60,204 332,881 13.4%
QLD 470 12,834 49,675 54,689 50,553 45,177 55,830 269,228 13.9%
SA 3,117 13,849 25,885 21,523 21,661 20,933 30,741 137,709 19.5%
WA 176 7,735 39,711 39,132 35,552 30,731 35,705 188,742 18.2%
TAS 51 2,100 6,910 7,082 7,282 7,333 8,311 39,069 18.4%
NT 13 439 2,578 2,388 1,942 1,409 893 9,662 11.0%
ACT 42 1,792 7,220 6,519 5,018 3,978 4,694 29,263 18.2%
Total 4,739 71,295 258,907 264,227 236,733 211,939 275,264 1,323,104 13.5%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 206 4,870 21,252 29,098 33,631 35,799 63,424 188,280 6.2%
VIC 95 5,629 32,953 37,180 36,881 33,860 47,357 193,955 8.1%
QLD 114 3,535 18,754 25,282 29,512 29,624 46,098 152,919 8.1%
SA 3,116 8,941 15,011 12,505 14,482 14,753 24,942 93,750 13.7%
WA 61 2,564 17,809 20,606 22,510 21,282 29,433 114,265 10.9%
TAS 18 603 2,823 3,327 3,985 4,719 6,790 22,265 10.8%
NT 3 112 871 1,137 1,245 1,087 864 5,319 5.3%
ACT 10 650 3,633 3,765 3,455 2,968 3,716 18,197 11.7%
Total 3,623 26,904 113,106 132,900 145,701 144,092 222,624 788,950 8.3%

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 = 24,568 and 16-17 years = 36

Intent Registrations as at 31 March 2017

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,932,860 45.48% -0.13%
VIC 420,339 9.89% -0.20%
QLD 610,265 14.36% -0.13%
SA 681,788 16.04% 0.37%
WA 435,646 10.25% -0.10%
TAS 137,518 3.24% -0.10%
NT 7,116 0.17% -0.10%
ACT 24,403 0.57% -0.33%
Total 4,249,935 100.00% -0.06%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,516 95,044 208,831 223,476 190,857 213,914 936,638 29.7%
VIC 4,711 28,011 62,400 53,084 43,154 46,998 238,358 9.6%
QLD 4,627 63,685 77,141 66,755 42,915 37,113 292,236 15.0%
SA 29,651 59,372 61,471 60,532 52,895 59,504 323,425 45.8%
WA 1,882 11,912 45,514 55,228 46,968 54,236 215,740 20.8%
TAS 548 2,860 13,458 16,396 15,487 18,692 67,441 31.8%
NT 146 584 954 1,110 697 424 3,915 4.4%
ACT 523 2,060 3,524 3,296 2,394 2,401 14,198 8.8%
Total 46,604 263,528 473,293 479,877 395,367 433,282 2,091,951 21.4%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,417 95,098 209,664 228,537 204,386 257,087 996,189 32.7%
VIC 1,417 19,339 44,004 39,314 34,899 39,281 178,254 7.5%
QLD 1,190 67,259 88,507 72,499 46,033 42,539 318,027 16.9%
SA 32,542 67,424 67,263 64,182 56,636 70,227 358,274 52.5%
WA 547 9,445 44,368 55,358 48,166 60,737 218,621 20.9%
TAS 158 2,117 13,471 16,669 16,133 21,529 70,077 33.9%
NT 33 296 658 1,001 746 467 3,201 3.2%
ACT 152 1,081 2,253 2,606 2,043 2,070 10,205 6.6%
Total 37,456 262,059 470,188 480,166 409,042 493,937 2,152,848 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 + 5,136 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 = 5,518

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

Page last updated: 24 April 2017

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