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 December 2016 was 6,322,230.

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 487,190 23.64% 0.99%
VIC 514,499 24.97% 0.69%
QLD 411,366 19.96% 0.73%
SA 227,332 11.03% 0.45%
WA 299,236 14.52% 0.38%
TAS 60,118 2.92% 0.54%
NT 14,709 0.71% 0.40%
ACT 46,206 2.24% 0.67%
Total 2,060,656 99.99% 0.69%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 482 12,711 49,333 59,605 53,696 51,569 77,032 340,428 10.0%
VIC 395 17,639 72,437 68,677 57,350 48,813 58,910 324,221 13.5%
QLD 404 12,091 47,671 53,183 49,183 44,447 54,572 261,551 13.9%
SA 3,153 13,587 25,151 21,210 21,261 20,666 30,165 135,193 19.4%
WA 167 7,705 39,246 38,608 35,029 30,399 35,029 186,183 18.4%
TAS 49 2,017 6,770 6,919 7,140 7,210 8,111 38,216 18.3%
NT 14 437 2,516 2,330 1,918 1,389 873 9,477 10.9%
ACT 36 1,718 6,988 6,284 4,890 3,882 4,610 28,408 18.1%
Total 4,700 67,905 250,112 256,816 230,467 208,375 269,302 1,289,677 13.6%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 175 4,493 20,323 28,139 32,585 34,931 62,116 182,762 6.2%
VIC 108 5,370 32,238 36,625 36,038 33,474 46,425 190,278 8.3%
QLD 107 3,308 18,263 24,873 28,880 29,213 45,171 149,815 8.1%
SA 3,058 8,822 14,628 12,315 14,251 14,572 24,493 92,139 13.7%
WA 53 2,664 17,690 20,367 22,306 21,033 28,940 113,053 11.0%
TAS 18 575 2,772 3,281 3,924 4,679 6,653 21,902 10.7%
NT 1 109 856 1,119 1,225 1,079 843 5,232 5.3%
ACT 12 616 3,565 3,682 3,341 2,912 3,670 17,798 11.7%
Total 3,532 25,957 110,335 130,401 142,550 141,893 218,311 772,979 8.4%

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 = 23,735 and 16-17 years = 30

Intent Registrations as at 31 December 2016

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,940,549 45.54% -0.12%
VIC 422,730 9.92% -0.20%
QLD 612,471 14.37% -0.12%
SA 679,305 15.94% -0.18%
WA 436,727 10.25% -0.08%
TAS 137,945 3.24% -0.09%
NT 7,176 0.17% -0.14%
ACT 24,671 0.58% -0.28%
Total 4,261,574 100.01% -0.08%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,891 100,495 211,324 223,928 190,093 210,683 941,414 30.8%
VIC 5,171 29,554 62,898 53,093 43,039 46,277 240,032 10.0%
QLD 4,932 65,761 77,687 66,290 42,511 36,473 293,654 15.6%
SA 29,925 59,849 61,427 60,572 52,534 58,428 322,735 46.4%
WA 2,018 12,770 46,302 55,224 46,701 53,375 216,390 21.4%
TAS 586 3,114 13,651 16,510 15,412 18,440 67,713 32.4%
NT 164 596 981 1,108 692 417 3,958 4.5%
ACT 569 2,148 3,579 3,304 2,408 2,372 14,380 9.2%
Total 48,256 274,287 477,849 480,029 393,390 426,465 2,100,276 22.1%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,522 100,273 211,551 228,791 203,468 253,497 999,102 33.8%
VIC 1,531 20,317 44,234 39,526 34,685 38,676 178,969 7.8%
QLD 1,270 69,659 88,716 71,752 45,637 41,781 318,815 17.3%
SA 32,765 67,430 67,005 63,996 56,222 69,062 356,480 53.0%
WA 592 10,356 45,010 55,375 47,898 59,821 219,052 21.4%
TAS 169 2,351 13,703 16,708 16,078 21,223 70,232 34.4%
NT 37 303 669 1,010 736 463 3,218 3.2%
ACT 164 1,135 2,308 2,612 2,016 2,056 10,291 6.8%
Total 38,050 271,824 473,196 479,770 406,740 486,579 2,156,159 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 + 5,139 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 = 5,510

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

Page last updated: 17 February 2017

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