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 October 2017: 6,458,110.

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 535,455 24.27% 0.80%
VIC 550,432 24.94% 0.59%
QLD 442,391 20.05% 0.69%
SA 238,501 10.81% 0.37%
WA 310,721 14.08% 0.33%
TAS 63,830 2.89% 0.47%
NT 15,599 0.71% 0.66%
ACT 49,579 2.25% 0.51%
Total 2,206,508 100.00% 0.60%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 623 15,046 57,285 67,080 59,839 55,121 82,407 337,401 10.7%
VIC 463 18,709 78,497 74,689 61,783 51,343 63,211 348,695 14.0%
QLD 464 13,479 53,143 57,702 53,169 46,856 57, 607 283,420 14.6%
SA 3,350 13,545 27,009 22,374 22,433 21,260 32,056 142,027 20.1%
WA 192 7,421 40,416 40,489 36,784 31,400 37,352 194,064 18.7%
TAS 73 2,070 7,336 7,380 7,602 7,567 8,747 40,775 20.1%
NT 14 420 2,707 2,483 2,039 1,450 949 10,062 11.4%
ACT 51 1,764 7,546 6,931 5,333 4,092 4,935 30,652 19.0%
Total 5,230 72,454 273,939 279,128 248,992 219,089 288,264 1,378,096 14.2%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 320 5,265 22,922 30,738 35,623 37,169 66,017 198,054 6.5%
VIC 154 5,692 34,421 38,735 38,369 34,921 49,418 207,737 8.4%
QLD 131 3,689 19,643 26,226 30,652 30,685 47,945 158,971 8.4%
SA 3,300 8,668 15,727 12,812 14,981 15,079 25,907 96,474 14.1%
WA 67 2,363 17,903 21,056 23,070 21,678 30,520 116,657 11.1%
TAS 18 576 2,934 3,495 4,093 4,813 7,126 23,055 11.2%
NT 1 125 909 1,182 1,276 1,122 922 5,537 5.6%
ACT 8 676 3,728 3,960 3,608 3,045 3,902 18,927 12.2%
Total 3,999 27,054 118,187 138,204 151,699 148,512 231,757 819,412 8.6%

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 = 25,992 and 16-17 years = 50

Intent Registrations as at 31 October 2017

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,924,026 45.25% 0.07%
VIC 421,641 9.92% 0.94%
QLD 610,706 14.36% 0.51%
SA 690,692 16.25% 0.22%
WA 435,069 10.23% 0.22%
TAS 137,132 3.24% 0.17%
NT 7,244 0.17% 2.36%
ACT 24,157 0.57% 2.75%
Total 4,251,602 100.00% 0.28%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,990 83,875 204,099 223,034 193,211 222,261 931,470 29.6%
VIC 5,329 25,487 61,711 53,950 43,551 48,991 239,019 9.6%
QLD 4,982 59,679 76,748 68,138 44,163 38,898 292,608 15.1%
SA 29,841 58,948 61,681 60,779 53,791 62,157 327,197 46.3%
WA 2,114 10,164 43,971 55,107 47,667 56,454 215,477 20.8%
TAS 601 2,432 12,939 16,218 15,679 19,379 67,248 31.7%
NT 163 590 942 1,114 744 453 4,006 4.6%
ACT 589 2,044 3,504 3,358 2,469 2,503 14,467 9.0%
Total 48,609 243,912 465,746 480,667 399,945 448,192 2,091,492 21.4%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,620 83,590 205,838 228,451 206,635 266,389 992,523 32.6%
VIC 1,626 17,352 43,934 39,695 35,333 40,965 178,905 7.5%
QLD 1,350 62,268 88,330 74,284 47,260 44,604 318,096 16.9%
SA 32,843 67,191 68,002 64,796 57,657 72,191 363,680 53.3%
WA 610 7,694 42,762 55,219 49,023 62,999 218,307 20.9%
TAS 182 1,662 12,976 16,490 16,264 22,310 69,884 33.8%
NT 37 293 630 1006 771 501 3,238 3.3%
ACT 184 1,057 2,216 2,643 2,097 2,158 10,355 6.7%
Total 38,452 241,107 464,688 482,584 415,040 513,117 2,154,988 22.7%

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 + 5,122 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 = 5,561

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

Page last updated: 24 November 2017