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 September 2018: 6,621,263

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 580,068 24.74% 0.65%
VIC 583,078 24.87% 0.60%
QLD 473,960 20.21% 1.08%
SA 250,177 10.67% 0.34%
WA 321,461 13.71% 1.37%
TAS 67,350 2.87% 1.78%
NT 16,267 0.69% 0.13%
ACT 52,449 2.24% 0.01%
TOTAL 2,344,810 100.00% 0.51%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 752 16,166 64,056 74,714 65,732 58,617 87,957 367,994 11.5%
VIC 444 18,426 83,274 81,166 65,923 53,831 67,856 370,920 14.3%
QLD 626 13,956 57,647 63,078 57,331 49,481 63,222 305,341 15.4%
SA 4,553 12,741 28,721 23,706 23,594 22,149 33,971 149,435 21.0%
WA 183 6,861 40,835 42,855 38,334 32,404 39,960 201,432 19.6%
TAS 63 2,006 7,856 7,947 8,057 7,805 9,526 43,260 20.1%
NT 20 421 2,727 2,637 2,161 1,527 1,033 10,526 11.5%
ACT 46 1,734 7,935 7,465 5,753 4,216 5,258 32,407 19.4%
TOTAL 6,687 72,311 293,051 303,568 266,885 230,030 308,783 1,481,315 14.8%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 312 5,550 25,079 33,440 38,353 39,201 70,139 212,074 6.8%
VIC 154 5,777 35,650 41,243 40,239 36,537 52,558 212,158 8.5%
QLD 155 3,816 20,808 27,807 32,546 32,271 51,216 168,619 8.8%
SA 4,088 8,064 16,644 13,385 15,568 15,578 27,415 100,742 14.7%
WA 92 2,121 17,602 22,016 23,664 22,333 32,201 120,029 11.7%
TAS 12 568 2,999 3,710 4,249 4,941 7,611 24,090 11.7%
NT 1 132 930 1,246 1,282 1,134 1016 5,741 5.9%
ACT 9 643 3,908 4,295 3,861 3,225 4,101 20,042 12.4%
TOTAL 4,823 26,671 123,620 147,142 159,762 155,220 246,257 863,495 8.9%

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 1,481,315 + Male Total 863,495
  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 = 28,510 and 16-17 years = 58

Intent Registrations as at 30 September 2018

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,916,535 44.82% -0.03%
VIC 429,487 10.04% 0.25%
QLD 616,658 14.42% 0.06%
SA 707,525 16.54% 0.22%
WA 436,023 10.20% 0.00%
TAS 137,153 3.21% -0.01%
NT 7,447 0.17% 0.31%
ACT 25,625 0.60% 0.16%
TOTAL 4,276,453 100.00% 0.05%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 7,302 68,476 197,881 222,028 196,363 236,007 928,057 28.9%
VIC 7,811 22,653 60,937 56,323 44,506 52,083 244,313 9.4%
QLD 7,359 53,538 77,313 70,441 46,594 41,903 297,148 15.0%
SA 30,659 58,313 62,630 60,976 55,042 66,468 334,088 46.9%
WA 3,084 8,166 41,655 54,866 48,739 59,951 216,461 21.1%
TAS 902 1,966 12,140 15,964 15,893 20,506 67,371 31.3%
NT 222 587 946 1,120 773 485 4,133 4.5%
ACT 812 2,033 3,432 3,467 2,613 2,680 15,037 9.0%
TOTAL 58,151 215,732 456,934 485,185 410,523 480,083 2,106,608 21.1%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 2,248 67,088 200,420 227,448 209,726 281,515 988,445 31.9%
VIC 2,295 14,767 43,419 41,496 35,928 43,559 181,464 7.3%
QLD 1,878 54,268 88,869 76,788 49,883 47,822 319,508 16.7%
SA 33,544 67,062 70,106 65,625 59,029 77,989 373,355 54.4%
WA 839 5,420 40,398 54,976 49,919 66,725 218,277 21.3%
TAS 236 1,152 12,051 16,429 16,358 23,556 69,782 33.9%
NT 47 299 598 1,039 788 543 3,314 3.4%
ACT 244 1,037 2,192 2,699 2,143 2,273 10,588 6.6%
TOTAL 41,331 211,093 458,053 486,500 423,774 543,982 2,164,733 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 + 5,112 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 = 5665

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

Page last updated: 26 October 2018