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 30 June 2016 was 6,234,356.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 30 June 2016

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 451,957 23.07% 1.30%
VIC 489,941 25.01% 0.78%
QLD 389,386 19.88% 1.06%
SA 221,159 11.29% 0.63%
WA 290,909 14.85% 0.56%
TAS 57,728 2.95% 0.54%
NT 14,080 0.72% 0.76%
ACT 43,765 2.23% 0.85%
Total 1,958,925 100.00% 0.90%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 454 11,011 43,203 53,777 49,622 49,128 73,584 280,779 9.2%
VIC 394 17,002 68,133 64,666 54,273 46,924 56,243 307,635 12.8%
QLD 447 10,935 43,754 49,733 46,516 42,713 52,251 246,349 13.1%
SA 3,231 13,910 23,996 20,398 20,476 20,278 29,078 131,367 18.9%
WA 143 7,953 38,005 37,237 33,868 29,701 33,725 180,632 17.9%
TAS 52 1,988 6,362 6,473 6,894 7,030 7,747 36,546 17.5%
NT 13 436 2,366 2,250 1,824 1,328 843 9,060 10.4%
ACT 33 1,660 6,511 5,919 4,609 3,754 4,413 26,899 17.2%
Total 4,767 64,895 232,330 240,453 218,082 200,856 257,884 1,219,267 12.8%

Male registrations

NSW 138 3,925 18,322 25,987 30,309 32,902 59,595 171,178 5.8%
VIC 108 5,164 30,726 35,098 34,470 32,271 44,469 182,306 7.9%
QLD 122 2,999 17,045 23,659 27,560 28,234 43,418 143,037 7.8%
SA 3,011 9,119 13,962 11,991 13,751 14,219 23,739 89,792 13.4%
WA 28 2,692 17,363 19,921 21,590 20,645 28,038 110,277 10.8%
TAS 11 563 2,695 3,163 3,816 4,540 6,394 21,182 10.4%
NT 0 110 845 1,080 1,148 1,029 808 5,020 5.0%
ACT 9 594 3,351 3,397 3,212 2,801 3,502 16,866 11.1%
Total 3,427 25,166 104,309 124,296 135,856 136,641 209,963 739,658 8.0%
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 = 22,384 and 16-17 years = 29

Intent Registrations as at 30 June 2016

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,953,574 45.69% -0.12%
VIC 425,531 9.95% -0.15%
QLD 615,721 14.40% -0.12%
SA 671,531 15.71% 0.16%
WA 438,502 10.26% -0.10%
TAS 138,465 3.24% -0.07%
NT 7,191 0.17% -0.06%
ACT 24,916 0.58% -0.22%
Total 4,275,431 100.00% -0.08%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,930 111,024 216,366 224,478 188,165 204,085 949,048 31.0%
VIC 5,337 32,298 63,755 53,166 42,564 44,847 241,967 10.1%
QLD 5,185 69,820 78,693 65,484 41,464 35,082 295,728 15.7%
SA 29,528 60,448 61,503 60,199 51,957 56,150 319,785 46.0%
WA 2,091 14,557 47,780 55,274 46,120 51,591 217,413 21.5%
TAS 586 3,654 14,097 16,631 15,203 17,863 68,034 32.5%
NT 169 621 1,017 1,108 668 401 3,984 4.6%
ACT 613 2,287 3,687 3,259 2,375 2,321 14,542 9.3%
Total 48,439 294,709 486,898 479,599 388,516 412,340 2,110,501 22.2%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,563 110,619 215,528 229,037 201,682 246,064 1,004,493 34.0%
VIC 1,617 22,214 44,553 39,830 33,872 37,745 179,831 7.8%
QLD 1,328 74,237 89,211 70,353 44,641 40,221 319,991 17.4%
SA 32,454 67,301 66,548 63,279 55,495 66,577 351,654 52.3%
WA 626 12,053 46,516 55,242 47,455 57,911 219,803 21.5%
TAS 182 2,864 14,115 16,748 15,970 20,552 70,431 34.5%
NT 38 304 683 1,021 711 450 3,207 3.2%
ACT 178 1,189 2,404 2,593 2,005 2,005 10,374 6.8%
Total 37,986 290,781 479,558 478,103 401,831 471,525 2,159,784 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 + 5,146 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 = 5,515

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

Page last updated: 25 July 2016

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