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.

The total number of registrations as at 31 July 2017: 6,408,511.

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 521,983 24.11% 0.87%
VIC 539,957 24.94% 0.61%
QLD 433,408 20.02% 0.75%
SA 235,471 10.88% 0.43%
WA 307,275 14.19% 0.39%
TAS 62,723 2.90% 0.69%
NT 15,287 0.71% 0.69%
ACT 48,745 2.25% 0.66%
Total 2,164,849 100.00% 0.65%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 504 14,666 55,326 64,856 57,977 54,123 80,804 328,256 10.4%
VIC 452 18,764 76,843 72,811 60,431 50,613 61,785 341,699 13.7%
QLD 424 13,300 51,645 56,331 51,934 46,037 57,451 277,122 14.3%
SA 3,151 13,751 26,526 22,078 22,101 21,111 31,454 140,172 19.9%
WA 150 7,574 40,163 39,879 36,233 31,056 36,623 191,678 18.5%
TAS 46 2,088 7,185 7,246 7,472 7,444 8,552 40,033 18.9%
NT 10 427 2,640 2,437 1,980 1,443 921 9,858 11.2%
ACT 37 1,791 7,456 6,735 5,181 4,038 4,843 30,081 18.7%
Total 4,774 72,361 267,784 272,373 243,309 215,865 282,443 1,358,899 13.9%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 258 5,173 22,186 29,976 34,719 36,537 64,878 193,727 6.4%
VIC 152 5,638 33,908 37,921 37,717 34,462 48,460 198,258 8.3%
QLD 112 3,646 19,232 25,840 30,138 30,193 47,125 156,286 8.3%
SA 3,111 8,793 15,435 12,703 14,799 14,966 25,492 95,299 14.0%
WA 58 2,459 17,875 20,885 22,831 21,459 30,030 115,597 11.0%
TAS 11 587 2,889 3,410 4,028 4,766 6,999 22,690 11.0%
NT 3 116 881 1,161 1,279 1,095 894 5,429 5.4%
ACT 12 682 3,709 3,871 3,539 3,030 3,821 18,664 12.0%
Total 3,717 27,094 116,115 135,767 149,050 146,508 227,699 805,950 8.5%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 31 July 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 + 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 = 25,391 and 16-17 years = 40

Intent Registrations as at 31 July 2017

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,926,375 45.39% -0.09%
VIC 418,825 9.87% -0.08%
QLD 608,618 14.34% -0.08%
SA 686,557 16.18% 0.18%
WA 434,809 10.25% -0.04%
TAS 137,151 3.23% -0.07%
NT 7,084 0.17% 0.17%
ACT 24,243 0.57% -0.23%
Total 4,243,662 100.00% -0.04%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,336 88,416 205,947 223,252 192,327 218,480 932,758 29.6%
VIC 4,570 26,139 61,840 53,379 43,398 48,025 237,351 9.5%
QLD 4,458 61,089 76,681 67,350 43,552 38,040 291,170 15.0%
SA 29,630 59,081 61,663 60,569 53,465 60,989 325,367 46.1%
WA 1,858 10,756 44,621 55,133 47,467 55,460 215,295 20.8%
TAS 525 2,572 13,157 16,290 15,590 19,088 67,222 31.7%
NT 142 554 950 1,101 706 443 3,896 4.4%
ACT 497 1,950 3,467 3,304 2,424 2,449 14,091 8.8%
Total 46,016 250,557 468,296 480,378 398,929 442,974 2,087,150 21.3%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,368 88,456 207,257 228,473 205,759 262,271 993,584 32.6%
VIC 1,339 17,981 43,796 39,300 35,210 40,124 177,750 7.4%
QLD 1,165 64,268 88,271 73,406 46,712 43,624 317,446 16.8%
SA 32,573 67,294 67,627 64,505 57,219 71,886 361,104 52.9%
WA 519 8,403 43,411 55,246 48,659 61,991 218,229 20.8%
TAS 159 1,817 13,203 16,573 16,223 21,954 69,929 33.9%
NT 30 289 633 996 763 477 3,188 3.2%
ACT 144 1,020 2,219 2,597 2,066 2,106 10,152 6.5%
Total 37,297 249,528 466,417 481,096 412,611 504,433 2,151,382 22.6%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 31 July 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 + 5,130 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 = 5,549

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

Page last updated: 25 August 2017