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.

Total registrations as at 30 April 2019: 6,737,042

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 30 April 2019

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 610,936 25.01% 0.79%
VIC 606,841 24.84% 0.53%
QLD 497,633 20.36% 0.70%
SA 257,374 10.53% 0.33%
WA 329,741 13.50% 0.42%
TAS 69,558 2.85% 0.54%
NT 16,799 0.69% 0.47%
ACT 54,231 2.22% 0.56%
TOTAL 2,443,113 100.00% 0.59%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 752 17,098 68,448 79,648 70,070 60,953 91,847 388,816 11.9%
VIC 475 18,361 86,514 85,634 69,293 55,473 71,109 386,859 14.6%
QLD 644 14,472 61,108 66,909 60,705 51,393 66,389 321,620 15.9%
SA 4,622 12,276 29,640 24,770 24,480 22,772 35,397 153,957 21.4%
WA 211 6,737 41,192 44,604 39,480 33,239 41,537 207,000 20.0%
TAS 50 1,952 8,101 8,357 8,377 8,046 9,988 44,831 20.5%
NT 18 414 2,747 2,761 2,242 1,615 1,071 10,868 11.9%
ACT 35 1,670 8,120 7,854 5,998 4,343 5,496 33,516 19.5%
TOTAL 6,807 72,980 305,870 320,537 280,605 237,834 322,834 1,547,467 15.2%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 248 5704 26,511 35,351 40,365 41,082 72,859 222,120 7.1%
VIC 166 5,721 36,681 43,096 41,859 37,596 54,863 219,982 8.6%
QLD 170 3,979 21,720 29,170 34,006 33,490 53,478 176,013 9.0%
SA 4,165 7,641 17,212 13,804 16,006 16,121 28,468 103,417 15.0%
WA 85 2,015 17,544 22,639 24,377 22,795 33,286 122,741 12.0%
TAS 13 539 3,045 3,820 4,375 5,026 7,909 24,727 11.8%
NT 6 150 971 1,290 1,310 1,161 1,043 5,931 6.0%
ACT 14 646 3,929 4,531 4,030 3,317 4,248 20,715 12.6%
TOTAL 4,867 26,395 127,613 153,701 166,328 160,588 256,154 895,646 9.1%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2018)
  2. Legally valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Female Total 1,547,467 + Male Total  895,646
  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 & above = 30,163  and 16-17 years = 49

Intent Registrations as at 30 April 2019

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,912,202 44.53% -0.03%
VIC 435,682 10.15% 0.12%
QLD 620,082 14.44% 0.03%
SA 717,886 16.72% 0.22%
WA 436,996 10.18% 0.01%
TAS 137,283 3.19% -0.01%
NT 7,608 0.18% 0.09%
ACT 26,190 0.61% 0.15%
TOTAL 4,293,929 100.00% 0.04%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 9,167 59,899 194,142 220,993 198,017 244,390 926,608 28.5%
VIC 9,735 21,288 60,736 57,164 45,859 53,836 248,618 9.4%
QLD 8,863 48,314 79,131 71,736 47,917 43,918 299,879 14.8%
SA 31,244 57,748 63,357 61,146 55,675 69,228 338,398 47.0%
WA 3,711 7,561 39,868 54,596 49,287 62,274 217,297 21.0%
TAS 1,085 1,842 11,581 15,791 16,017 21,191 67,507 30.9%
NT 268 616 929 1,123 800 506 4,242 4.6%
ACT 953 2,084 3,409 3,541 2,644 2,765 15,396 9.0%
TOTAL 65,026 199,352 453,153 486,090 416,216 498,108 2,117,945 20.8%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 2,739 57,594 196,597 226,672 211,084 290,875 985,561 31.3%
VIC 2,677 13,032 43,482 42,227 36,946 44,996 183,360 7.2%
QLD 2,196 47,821 90,298 78,514 51,498 49,874 320,201 16.4%
SA 33,889 67,005 71,366 66,175 60,007 80,967 379,409 54.9%
WA 1007 4,562 38,493 54,857 50,470 69,026 218,415 21.4%
TAS 268 1,027 11,365 16,325 16,490 24,301 69,776 33.2%
NT 57 289 583 1,058 813 566 3,366 3.4%
ACT 278 1,069 2,155 2,759 2,176 2,357 10,794 6.6%
TOTAL 43,111 192,399 454,339 488,587 429,484 562,962 2,170,882 22.1%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2018)
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,102 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 = 5,739

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

Page last updated: 24 May 2019

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