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 28 February 2019: 6,704,198

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 28 February 2019

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 601,483 24.92% 21.85%
VIC 599,858 24.85% 15.63%
QLD 490,488 20.32% 18.12%
SA 255,431 10.58% 12.03%
WA 327,079 13.55% 8.85%
TAS 68,840 2.85% 13.74%
NT 16,639 0.69% 12.39%
ACT 53,650 2.22% 15.01%
TOTAL 2,413,468 100% 0.67%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 772 16,793 67,236 78,197 68,716 60,134 90,683 382,531 12.1%
VIC 493 18,305 85,553 84,334 68,340 54,932 70,203 382,160 15.3%
QLD 663 14,291 60,048 65,782 59,723 50,832 65,418 316,757 16.3%
SA 4,651 12,421 29,358 24,448 24,220 22,601 35,015 152,714 21.6%
WA 221 6,704 41,072 44,053 39,110 32,955 41,089 205,204 19.8%
TAS 49 1,949 8,051 8,192 8,223 7,973 9,866 44,303 20.9%
NT 17 416 2,769 2,704 2,220 1,593 1,058 10,777 12.2%
ACT 40 1,691 8,030 7,730 5,942 4,290 5,437 33,160 20.6%
TOTAL 6,906 72,570 302,117 315,440 276,494 235,310 318,769 1,527,606 15.0%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 275 5,634 26,109 34,704 39,713 40,511 72,006 218,952 7.0%
VIC 170 5,709 36,407 42,527 41,334 37,281 54,270 217,698 8.5%
QLD 177 3,906 21,404 28,786 33,515 33,153 52,790 173,731 8.9%
SA 4,180 7,772 17,063 13,670 15,884 15,968 28,180 102,717 14.9%
WA 92 2,029 17,568 22,417 24,155 22,664 32,950 121,875 11.9%
TAS 13 552 3,003 3,799 4,350 5,008 7,812 24,537 11.7%
NT 4 139 964 1,276 1,295 1,151 1,033 5,862 5.9%
ACT 14 649 3,914 4,461 3,976 3,275 4,201 20,490 12.5%
TOTAL 4,925 26,390 126,432 151,640 164,222 159,011 253,242 885,862 9.0%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2018)
  2. Legally valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Female Total 1,527,606 + Male Total 885,862
  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 = 29,588 and 16-17 years = 51

Intent Registrations as at 28 February 2019

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,913,898 44.61% -0.05%
VIC 434,601 10.13% 0.15%
QLD 619,534 14.44% 0.02%
SA 714,868 16.66% 0.22%
WA 436,841 10.18% 0.01%
TAS 137,286 3.20% 0.00%
NT 7,580 0.18% 0.17%
ACT 26,122 0.61% 0.52%
TOTAL 4,290,730 100% 0.04%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 8,695 62,384 195,369 221,321 197,603 241,950 927,322 28.5%
VIC 9,310 21,804 60,871 57,006 45,530 53,332 247,853 9.3%
QLD 8,505 49,954 78,641 71,377 47,514 43,367 299,358 14.8%
SA 30,994 57,918 63,131 61,142 55,494 68,408 337,087 46.9%
WA 3,552 7,699 40,463 54,678 49,143 61,592 217,127 21.0%
TAS 1,039 1,872 11,750 15,870 15,979 20,987 67,497 30.9%
NT 262 597 944 1,118 788 504 4,213 4.6%
ACT 935 2,089 3,435 3,509 2,647 2,742 15,357 8.9%
TOTAL 63,292 204,317 454,604 486,021 414,698 492,882 2,115,814 20.8%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 2,585 60,362 197,759 226,788 210,875 288,174 986,543 31.3%
VIC 2,604 13,651 43,403 42,137 36,649 44,598 183,042 7.2%
QLD 2,138 49,743 90,027 77,958 51,041 49,267 320,174 16.4%
SA 33,827 66,984 71,050 66,067 59,681 80,093 377,702 54.7%
WA 970 4,707 39,174 54,898 50,302 68,379 218,430 21.4%
TAS 256 1,053 11,580 16,346 16,446 24,108 69,789 33.2%
NT 56 298 591 1,055 810 557 3,367 3.4%
ACT 270 1,068 2,172 2,749 2,173 2,333 10,765 6.5%
TOTAL 42,706 197,866 455,756 487,998 427,977 557,509 2,169,812 22.1%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2018)
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,120 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 = 5,728

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

Page last updated: 25 March 2019