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 31 March 2019: 6,720,852

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 31 March 2019

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 606,153 24.96% 0.78%
VIC 603,635 24.85% 0.63%
QLD 494,169 20.35% 0.75%
SA 256,525 10.56% 0.43%
WA 328,353 13.52% 0.39%
TAS 69,184 2.85% 0.50%
NT 16,721 0.69% 0.49%
ACT 53,929 2.22% 0.52%
TOTAL 2,428,669 100.00% 0.63%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 747 16,966 67,819 78,915 69,368 60,570 91,284 385,669 11.9%
VIC 483 18,452 86,056 84,966 68,850 55,175 70,741 384,723 14.5%
QLD 660 14,460 60,631 66,344 60,145 51,122 65,914 319,276 15.8%
SA 4,661 12,365 29,530 24,590 24,374 22,662 35,238 153,420 21.3%
WA 214 6,726 41,121 44,307 39,299 33,101 41,303 206,071 19.9%
TAS 51 1,965 8,076 8,266 8,277 8,008 9,929 44,572 20.4%
NT 16 416 2,744 2,741 2,240 1,606 1,058 10,821 11.8%
ACT 39 1,683 8,062 7,794 5,971 4,317 5,465 33,331 19.4%
TOTAL 6,871 73,033 304,039 317,923 278,524 236,561 320,932 1,537,883 15.1%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 265 5,698 26,270 35,013 40,025 40,780 72,433 220,484 7.0%
VIC 165 5,739 36,562 42,804 41,598 37,436 54,608 218,912 8.6%
QLD 171 3,943 21,570 28,992 33,741 33,356 53,120 174,893 9.0%
SA 4,181 7,716 17,129 13,762 15,929 16,059 28,329 103,105 14.9%
WA 88 2,023 17,578 22,483 24,278 22,717 33,115 122,282 12.0%
TAS 13 543 3,016 3,800 4,371 5,013 7,856 24,612 11.7%
NT 4 145 971 1,282 1,299 1,165 1,034 5,900 6.0%
ACT 15 651 3,921 4,490 4,004 3,286 4,231 20,598 12.5%
TOTAL 4,902 26,458 127,017 152,626 165,245 159,812 254,726 890,786 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 1,537,883 + Male Total  890,786
  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 = 29,921 and 16-17 years = 50

Intent Registrations as at 31 March 2019

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,912,766 44.56% -1.17%
VIC 435,172 10.14% 3.32%
QLD 619,895 14.44% 1.45%
SA 716,337 16.69% 5.45%
WA 436,966 10.18% 0.20%
TAS 137,294 3.20% -0.26%
NT 7,601 0.18% 6.71%
ACT 26,152 0.61% 6.81%
TOTAL 4,292,183 100.00% 0.03%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 8,851 61,009 194,732 221,213 197,806 243,192 926,803 29.4%
VIC 9,525 21,528 60,795 57,078 45,718 53,575 248,219 10.0%
QLD 8,701 49,108 78,911 71,594 47,728 43,654 299,696 15.4%
SA 31,119 57,787 63,292 61,128 55,534 68,843 337,703 47.8%
WA 3,663 7,626 40,161 54,629 49,207 61,952 217,238 21.0%
TAS 1,059 1,851 11,666 15,836 15,999 21,092 67,503 31.8%
NT 269 604 937 1,124 792 504 4,230 4.8%
ACT 940 2,088 3,417 3,529 2,648 2,749 15,371 9.6%
TOTAL 64,127 201,601 453,911 486,131 415,432 495,561 2,116,763 20.8%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 2,605 58,855 197,138 226,792 210,977 289,563 985,930 32.4%
VIC 2,651 13,340 43,462 42,178 36,797 44,820 183,248 7.7%
QLD 2,173 48,770 90,176 78,226 51,277 49,575 320,197 17.0%
SA 33,835 67,037 71,193 66,144 59,790 80,556 378,555 55.5%
WA 992 4,645 38,831 54,848 50,390 68,738 218,444 20.9%
TAS 269 1,036 11,461 16,325 16,482 24,218 69,791 33.8%
NT 56 294 589 1,061 809 562 3,371 3.4%
ACT 269 1,077 2,157 2,755 2,182 2,341 10,781 6.9%
TOTAL 42,850 195,054 455,007 488,329 428,704 560,373 2,170,317 22.1%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2018)
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,103 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 = 5,742

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

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Page last updated: 30 April 2019