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 July 2018: 6,583,964

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 31 July 2018

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 571,077 24.65% 0.90%
VIC 576,527 24.88% 0.66%
QLD 467,648 20.18% 0.79%
SA 247,790 10.69% 0.55%
WA 319,237 13.78% 0.41%
TAS 66,663 2.89% 0.62%
NT 16,095 0.69% 0.42%
ACT 51,862 2.24% 0.75%
TOTAL 2,316,899 100.00% 0.70%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 725 15,961 62,876 73,211 64,537 57,886 86,840 362,036 11.3%
VIC 413 18,530 82,448 79,801 65,109 53,345 66,911 366,557 14.1%
QLD 605 13,834 56,880 61,944 56,510 48,924 62,337 301,034 15.2%
SA 4,327 12,954 28,342 23,447 23,407 21,926 33,563 147,966 20.8%
WA 188 6,950 40,853 42,340 37,994 32,197 39,461 199,983 19.5%
TAS 50 2,024 7,743 7,836 7,997 7,760 9,367 42,777 19.9%
NT 17 406 2,720 2,612 2,128 1,519 1,010 10,412 11.4%
ACT 49 1,734 7,853 7,369 5,668 4,192 5,181 32,046 19.2%
TOTAL 6,374 72,393 289,715 298,560 263,350 227,749 304,670 1,462,811 14.6%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 316 5,458 24,663 32,827 37,778 38,727 69,272 209,041 6.7%
VIC 138 5,763 35,434 40,669 39,868 36,164 51,934 209,970 8.4%
QLD 157 3,807 20,535 27,485 32,169 31,921 50,540 166,614 8.7%
SA 3,950 8,207 16,468 13,252 15,463 15,438 27,046 99,824 14.5%
WA 90 2,158 17,672 21,789 23,490 22,192 31,863 119,254 11.7%
TAS 14 566 2,994 3,649 4,229 4,907 7,527 23,886 11.6%
NT 1 137 910 1,223 1,289 1,130 993 5,683 5.8%
ACT 11 648 3,899 4,208 3,800 3,196 4,054 19,816 12.3%
TOTAL 4,677 26,744 122,575 145,102 158,086 153,675 243,229 854,088 8.8%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2017) = 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 1,462,811 + Male Total 854,088
  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 = 28,118 and 16-17 years = 54

Intent Registrations as at 31 July 2018

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,917,003 44.93% -0.04%
VIC 426,196 9.99% 0.24%
QLD 613,973 14.39% 0.16%
SA 704,407 16.51% 0.15%
WA 435,763 10.21% 0.02%
TAS 137,009 3.21% 0.00%
NT 7,351 0.17% 0.68%
ACT 25,363 0.59% 0.73%
TOTAL 4,267,065 100.00% 0.06%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 6,610 71,030 198,847 222,447 195,776 233,324 928,034 28.9%
VIC 6,968 22,856 60,936 55,724 44,121 51,435 242,040 9.3%
QLD 6,661 54,483 76,893 69,839 46,070 41,243 295,189 14.9%
SA 30,554 58,414 62,413 60,925 54,820 65,664 332,790 46.7%
WA 2,913 8,493 42,069 54,973 48,476 59,328 216,252 21.1%
TAS 805 2,022 12,286 16,004 15,850 20,273 67,240 31.3%
NT 198 568 952 1,114 754 486 4,072 4.4%
ACT 729 2,019 3,443 3,438 2,567 2,652 14,848 8.9%
TOTAL 55,438 219,885 457,839 484,464 408,434 474,405 2,100,465 21.0%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 2,046 69,953 201,364 227,735 209,202 278,636 988,936 31.9%
VIC 2,109 15,122 43,420 41,099 35,665 43,030 180,445 7.2%
QLD 1,719 55,760 88,444 76,403 49,271 47,185 318,782 16.6%
SA 33,423 67,140 69,598 65,501 58,720 77,152 371,534 54.1%
WA 786 5,765 40,805 55,082 49,733 66,055 218,226 21.3%
TAS 218 1,208 12,270 16,459 16,305 23,309 69,769 33.9%
NT 43 293 606 1,025 779 533 3,279 3.4%
ACT 226 1,028 2,196 2,684 2,138 2,243 10,515 6.5%
TOTAL 40,570 216,269 458,703 485,988 421,813 538,143 2,161,486 22.3%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2017) = 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 + 5,114 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 = 5651

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

Page last updated: 24 August 2018