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 May 2018: 6,550,997

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 561,812 24.56% 0.80%
VIC 569,847 24.91% 0.57%
QLD 460,828 20.14% 0.64%
SA 245,231 10.72% 0.48%
WA 316,855 13.85% 0.35%
TAS 65,912 2.88% 0.77%
NT 15,990 0.70% 0.44%
ACT 51,172 2.24% 0.61%
TOTAL 2,287,647 100.00% 0.61%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 697 15,721 61,443 71,630 63,354 57,095 85,853 355,793 11.1%
VIC 388 18,610 81,473 78,405 64,224 52,899 66,065 362,084 14.0%
QLD 621 13,701 55,799 60,682 55,666 48,391 61,494 296,354 14.9%
SA 4,125 13,104 27,889 23,148 23,178 21,725 33,208 146,377 20.6%
WA 200 6976 40,717 41,799 37,663 32,005 38,995 198,355 19.3%
TAS 56 2,036 7,646 7,703 7,880 7,732 9,213 42,266 19.6%
NT 16 413 2,703 2,580 2,113 1,508 1000 10,333 11.3%
ACT 46 1,721 7,722 7,244 5,571 4,180 5,129 31,613 19.0%
TOTAL 6149 72,282 285,412 293,191 259,649 225,535 300,957 1,443,175 14.4%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 323 5,409 24,138 32,205 37,174 38,363 68,407 206,019 6.7%
VIC 137 5,792 35,119 40,072 39,505 35,791 51,347 207,763 8.3%
QLD 139 3,769 20,263 26,969 31,807 31,545 49,982 164,474 8.6%
SA 3,790 8,320 16,256 13,102 15,313 15,347 26,726 98,854 14.4%
WA 88 2,189 17,694 21,562 23,369 22,021 31,577 118,500 11.6%
TAS 16 566 2,949 3,607 4,185 4,874 7,449 23,646 11.5%
NT 0 136 906 1,233 1,274 1,132 976 5,657 5.8%
ACT 10 650 3,827 4,161 3,727 3,156 4,028 19,559 12.1%
TOTAL 4,503 26,831 121,152 142,911 156,354 152,229 240,492 844,472 8.7%

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 1,443,175 + Male Total 844,472
  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 = 27,462 and 16-17 years = 58

Intent Registrations as at 31 May 2018

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,918,620 45.00% -0.04%
VIC 424,972 9.98% 0.07%
QLD 612,678 14.37% 0.04%
SA 701,927 16.46% 0.19%
WA 435,652 10.22% 0.00%
TAS 137,066 3.21% -0.04%
NT 7,293 0.17% 0.01%
ACT 25,142 0.59% 0.12%
TOTAL 4,263,350 100.00% 0.03%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 6,150 73,595 200,141 222,823 195,203 230,847 928,759 28.9%
VIC 6,638 23,457 61,052 55,310 43,900 50,922 241,279 9.3%
QLD 6,220 55,627 76,849 69,340 45,535 40,700 294,271 14.8%
SA 30,458 58,702 62,255 60,965 54,589 64,883 331,852 46.6%
WA 2,751 8,837 42,609 54,957 48,287 58,687 216,128 21.1%
TAS 778 2,108 12,414 16,081 15,806 20,075 67,262 31.3%
NT 187 562 958 1,104 757 473 4,041 4.4%
ACT 699 2,014 3,451 3,385 2,551 2,613 14,713 8.8%
TOTAL 53,881 224,902 459,729 483,965 406,628 469,200 2,098,305 21.0%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,909 72,726 202,592 227,971 208,611 276,019 989,828 32.0%
VIC 2,001 15,581 43,515 40,769 35,541 42,575 179,982 7.2%
QLD 1,621 57,211 88,302 75,939 48,724 46,608 318,405 16.6%
SA 33,361 67,194 69,232 65,400 58,528 76,276 369,991 53.9%
WA 755 6,220 41,212 55,121 49,536 65,395 218,239 21.3%
TAS 211 1,320 12,391 16,528 16,279 23,075 69,804 33.9%
NT 41 296 597 1,015 779 524 3,252 3.3%
ACT 215 1,024 2,178 2,669 2,120 2,223 10,429 6.5%
TOTAL 40,114 221,572 460,019 485,412 420,118 532,695 2,159,930 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 + 5,115 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 = 5597

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

Page last updated: 16 July 2018