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 May 2017: 6,384,441.

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 513,393 24.01% 0.90%
VIC 533,409 24.95% 0.65%
QLD 427,540 20.00% 0.70%
SA 233,451 10.92% 0.36%
WA 304,996 14.27% 0.33%
TAS 61,954 2.90% 0.60%
NT 15,123 0.71% 0.52%
ACT 48,151 2.25% 0.70%
Total 2,138,017 100.01% 0.64%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 509 14,280 53,879 63,563 56,891 53,466 79,841 322,429 10.2%
VIC 468 18,723 75,599 71,737 59,649 50,123 61,053 337,352 13.5%
QLD 463 13,004 50,580 55,556 51,206 45,615 56,636 273,060 14.1%
SA 3095 13,777 26,213 21,835 21,846 21,080 31,082 138,928 19.7%
WA 158 7,591 39,909 39,500 35,895 30,855 36,183 190,091 18.4%
TAS 49 2,108 7,024 7,146 7,373 7,391 8,418 39,509 18.6%
NT 13 445 2,601 2,413 1,957 1,434 904 9,767 11.1%
ACT 39 1,809 7,344 6,645 5,084 4,011 4,773 29,705 18.5%
Total 4,794 71,737 263,149 268,395 239,901 213,975 278,890 1,340,841 13.7%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 218 5,038 21,671 29,552 34,123 36,186 64,176 190,964 6.3%
VIC 140 5,613 33,411 37,464 37,323 34,194 47,912 196,057 8.2%
QLD 96 3,563 18,996 25,469 29,842 29,896 46,618 154,480 8.2%
SA 3,041 8,881 15,233 12,615 14,661 14,858 25,234 94,523 13.9%
WA 54 2,486 17,829 20,745 22,701 21,335 29,755 114,905 11.0%
TAS 15 591 2,833 3,366 4,014 4,750 6,876 22,445 10.9%
NT 3 113 876 1,136 1,253 1,098 877 5,356 5.4%
ACT 12 674 3,680 3,802 3,501 2,993 3,784 18,446 11.9%
Total 3,579 26,959 114,529 134,149 147,418 145,310 225,232 797,176 8.4%

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 = 25,010 and 16-17 years = 40

Intent Registrations as at 31 May 2017

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,929,493 45.44% -0.08%
VIC 419,511 9.88% -0.07%
QLD 609,437 14.35% -0.06%
SA 684,039 16.11% 0.16%
WA 435,195 10.25% -0.04%
TAS 137,311 3.23% -0.09%
NT 7,095 0.17% -0.13%
ACT 24,343 0.57% -0.11%
Total 4,246,424 100.00% -0.04%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,409 91,745 207,273 223,377 191,614 216,170 934,588 29.7%
VIC 4,623 27,101 62,091 53,204 43,255 47,544 237,818 9.5%
QLD 4,530 62,417 76,853 67,048 43,245 37,602 291,695 15.0%
SA 29,655 59,161 61,537 60,536 53,149 60,273 324,311 45.9%
WA 1,857 11,345 45,054 55,218 47,178 54,835 215,487 20.8%
TAS 533 2,697 13,304 16,366 15,530 18,886 67,316 31.8%
NT 139 566 957 1,103 704 432 3,901 4.4%
ACT 511 1,993 3,523 3,309 2,398 2,429 14,163 8.8%
Total 46,257 257,025 470,592 480,161 397,073 438,171 2,089,279 21.4%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,408 91,704 208,462 228,580 205,079 259,639 994,872 32.7%
VIC 1,378 18,645 43,908 39,273 35,052 39,711 177,967 7.4%
QLD 1,200 65,791 88,329 72,946 46,372 43,102 317,740 16.8%
SA 32,552 67,340 67,393 64,372 56,916 71,067 359,640 52.7%
WA 530 8,893 43,947 55,288 48,450 61,315 218,423 20.9%
TAS 158 1,960 13,336 16,647 16,147 21,747 69,995 33.9%
NT 31 292 642 1,002 753 474 3,194 3.2%
ACT 145 1,052 2,235 2,609 2,052 2,087 10,180 6.5%
Total 37,402 255,677 468,252 480,717 410,821 499,142 2,152,011 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 + 5,1364 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 = 5,516

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

Page last updated: 23 June 2017

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