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 November 2018: 6,656,254

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 30 November 2018

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 589,049 24.82% 0.74%
VIC 590,147 24.87% 0.60%
QLD 480,736 20.26% 0.68%
SA 252,216 10.63% 0.47%
WA 323,750 13.64% 0.36%
TAS 68,018 2.87% 0.44%
NT 16,451 0.69% 0.69%
ACT 52,885 2.22% 0.41%
TOTAL 2,373,252 100.00% 0.60%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 748 16,337 65,457 76,176 66,938 59,263 89,089 374,008 11.7%
VIC 490 18,262 84,285 82,453 66,945 54,298 68,876 375,609 14.5%
QLD 618 14,027 58,753 64,221 58,237 50,044 64,125 310,025 15.6%
SA 4,577 12,621 28,927 24,000 23,852 22,338 34,359 150,674 21.2%
WA 195 6,809 40,941 43,353 38,649 32,615 40,428 202,990 19.8%
TAS 56 1,986 7,958 8,039 8,107 7,872 9,677 43,695 20.3%
NT 17 413 2,764 2,658 2,205 1,552 1,044 10,653 11.6%
ACT 41 1,725 7,934 7,570 5,831 4,247 5,331 32,679 19.6%
TOTAL 6,742 72,180 297,019 308,470 270,764 232,229 312,929 1,500,333 15.0%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 293 5,573 25,549 34,039 38,900 39,795 70,892  215 041 6.9%
VIC 164 5,731 35,935 41,846 40,664 36,866 53,332  214 538 8.6%
QLD 151 3,824 21,072 28,231 32,899 32,686 51,848  170 711 8.9%
SA 4,135 7,932 16,794 13,535 15,730 15,696 27,720  101 542 14.8%
WA 90 2,066 17,599 22,156 23,914 22,430 32,505  120 760 11.8%
TAS 12 566 3,016 3,754 4,287 4,982 7,706  24 323 11.8%
NT 3 133 948 1,256 1,282 1144 1032  5 798 5.9%
ACT 9 644 3,898 4,365 3,896 3,252 4,142  20 206 12.5%
TOTAL 4,857 26,469 124,811 149,182 161,572 156,851 249,177 872,919 9.0%

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 1,500,333 + Male Total 872,919
  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 = 28,972 and 16-17 years = 51

Intent Registrations as at 30 November 2018

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1915422 44.72% -0.04%
VIC 432005 10.09% 0.25%
QLD 618331 14.44% 0.12%
SA 710297 16.58% 0.20%
WA 436422 10.19% 0.03%
TAS 137206 3.20% 0.02%
NT 7501 0.18% 0.15%
ACT 25818 0.60% 0.28%
TOTAL 4,283,002 100.00% 0.06%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 7927 65918 197088 221575 196768 238506 927782 28.9%
VIC 8516 22395 60938 56651 44890 52690 246080 9.5%
QLD 7967 52177 77950 70849 46977 42484 298404 15.0%
SA 30759 58128 62786 61032 55251 67268 335224 47.1%
WA 3322 7967 41189 54772 48921 60632 216803 21.1%
TAS 958 1911 12008 15898 15950 20711 67436 31.3%
NT 251 587 948 1115 776 495 4172 4.5%
ACT 879 2030 3455 3465 2619 2708 15156 9.1%
TOTAL 60,579 211,113 456,362 485,357 412,152 485,494 2,111,057 21.1%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 2406 64215 199488 226999 210319 284180 987607 31.9%
VIC 2415 14341 43419 41850 36193 43998 182216 7.3%
QLD 2017 52588 89356 77214 50346 48404 319925 16.7%
SA 33664 67036 70459 65732 59263 78837 374991 54.7%
WA 893 5060 39964 54969 50025 67423 218334 21.4%
TAS 242 1096 11867 16402 16389 23774 69770 33.9%
NT 48 302 600 1038 790 551 3329 3.4%
ACT 254 1046 2183 2732 2146 2301 10662 6.6%
TOTAL 41,939 205,684 457,336 486,936 425,471 549,468 2,166,834 22.4%

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 + 5,111 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 = 5694

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

Page last updated: 10 January 2019