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 July 2016 was 6,252,159.

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 458,947 23.17% 1.55%
VIC 494,999 25.00% 1.03%
QLD 394,338 19.91% 1.27%
SA 222,618 11.24% 0.66%
WA 292,809 14.79% 0.65%
TAS 58,254 2.94% 0.91%
NT 14,209 0.72% 0.92%
ACT 44,214 2.23% 1.03%
Total 1,980,388 100.00% 1.10%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 464 11,441 44,574 54,964 50,454 49,558 74,108 285,563 9.3%
VIC 408 17,265 69,086 65,542 54,916 47,226 56,669 311,112 13.0%
QLD 447 11,280 44,825 50,536 47,084 43,055 52,624 249,851 13.3%
SA 3,198 13,918 24,363 20,580 20,636 20,351 29,276 132,322 19.0%
WA 158 7,929 38,425 37,545 34,106 29,823 33,940 181,926 18.0%
TAS 53 1,997 6,464 6,576 6,959 7,058 7,800 36,907 17.6%
NT 12 430 2,404 2,278 1,823 1,349 850 9,146 10.5%
ACT 33 1,691 6,620 6,000 4,649 3,775 4,434 27,202 17.3%
Total 4,773 65,951 236,761 244,021 220,627 202,195 259,701 1,234,029 13.0%

Male registrations

NSW 143 4,066 18,785 26,381 30,750 33,288 59,971 173,384 5.9%
VIC 112 5,252 31,061 35,431 34,756 32,520 44,755 183,887 8.0%
QLD 118 3,084 17,366 23,921 27,845 28,427 43,726 144,487 7.9%
SA 2,991 9,092 14,118 12,058 13,883 14,283 23,871 90,296 13.4%
WA 37 2,698 17,445 20,040 21,727 20,734 28,202 110,883 10.8%
TAS 14 567 2,725 3,204 3,826 4,577 6,434 21,347 10.5%
NT 1 107 848 1,093 1,168 1,033 813 5,063 5.1%
ACT 10 597 3,401 3,438 3,224 2,830 3,512 17,012 11.2%
Total 3,426 25,463 105,749 125,566 137,179 137,692 211,284 746,359 8.1%
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 = 22,676 and 16-17 years = 30

Intent Registrations as at 31 July 2016

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,950,951 45.67% -0.13%
VIC 425,084 9.95% -0.11%
QLD 614,900 14.39% -0.13%
SA 672,378 15.74% 0.13%
WA 438,068 10.25% -0.10%
TAS 138,319 3.24% -0.11%
NT 7,184 0.17% -0.10%
ACT 24,887 0.59% -0.12%
Total 4,271,771 100.00% -0.09%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,897 109,149 215,379 224,345 188,532 205,208 947,510 31.0%
VIC 5,346 31,772 63,667 53,088 42,707 45,091 241,671 10.1%
QLD 5,141 68,989 78,466 65,621 41,651 35,322 295,190 15.7%
SA 29,533 60,232 61,361 60,260 52,023 56,566 319,975 46.0%
WA 2,073 14,197 47,531 55,234 46,217 51,893 217,145 21.5%
TAS 579 3,543 14,021 16,587 15,248 17,963 67,941 32.5%
NT 165 617 1,003 1,111 676 401 3,973 4.6%
ACT 602 2,270 3,660 3,273 2,379 2,332 14,516 9.3%
Total 48,336 290,769 485,088 479,519 389,433 414,776 2,107,921 22.2%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,531 108,846 214,772 228,984 201,966 247,309 1,003,408 34.0%
VIC 1,572 21,782 44,586 39,820 34,035 37,885 179,680 7.8%
QLD 1,315 73,470 89,086 70,540 44,833 40,464 319,708 17.4%
SA 32,488 67,273 66,547 63,361 55,677 66,965 352,311 52.4%
WA 605 11,762 46,315 55,241 47,467 58,248 219,638 21.5%
TAS 169 2,789 14,042 16,731 15,978 20,669 70,378 34.5%
NT 39 305 687 1,020 713 447 3,211 3.2%
ACT 178 1,177 2,398 2,585 2,017 2,016 10,371 6.8%
Total 37,897 287,404 478,433 478,282 402,686 474,003 2,158,705 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 + 5,145 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 = 5,520

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

Page last updated: 25 August 2016

This information was printed Wednesday 28 September 2016 from humanservices.gov.au/corporate/statistical-information-and-data/medicare-statistics/australian-organ-donor-register It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at humanservices.gov.au/siteinformation when using this material.