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 March 2018: 6,522,937 

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

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 553,263 24.46% 0.73%
VIC 563,637 24.92% 0.54%
QLD 455,193 20.13% 0.65%
SA 243,146 10.75% 0.37%
WA 314,893 13.92% 0.31%
TAS 65,088 2.88% 0.49%
NT 15,856 0.70% 0.30%
ACT 50,637 2.24% 0.51%
TOTAL 2,261,713 100.00% 0.55%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 716 15,553 60,150 70,046 62,165 56,465 84,789 349,884 10.9%
VIC 393 18,651 80,581 77,083 63,416 52,487 65,187 357,798 13.8%
QLD 595 13,744 55,012 59,648 54,805 47,907 60,676 292,387 14.7%
SA 3,968 13,250 27,581 22,861 22,940 21,599 32,853 145,052 20.4%
WA 218 7,080 40,676 41,351 37,358 31,808 38,510 197,001 19.2%
TAS 52 2,052 7,503 7,558 7,775 7,665 9,074 41,679 19.4%
NT 16 415 2,695 2,544 2,087 1,505 983 10,245 11.2%
ACT 45 1,739 7,675 7,132 5,491 4,139 5,065 31,286 18.8%
TOTAL 6,003 72,484 281,873 288,223 256,037 223,575 297,137 1,425,332 14.3%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 321 5,378 23,765 31,648 36,688 37,957 67,622 203,379 6.6%
VIC 139 5,801 34,931 39,598 39,088 35,501 50,781 205,839 8.3%
QLD 146 3,753 20,091 26,733 31,441 31,251 49,391 162,806 8.5%
SA 3,669 8,425 16,106 12,959 15,209 15,275 26,451 98,094 14.3%
WA 80 2,259 17,776 21,358 23,236 21,941 31,242 117,892 11.5%
TAS 16 562 2,940 3,558 4,145 4,835 7,353 23,409 11.4%
NT 1 139 907 1,213 1,261 1,134 956 5,611 5.8%
ACT 14 658 3,792 4,108 3,679 3,109 3,991 19,351 12.0%
TOTAL 4,386 26,975 120,308 141,175 154,747 151,003 237,787 836,381 8.6%

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 1,425,332 + Male Total 836,381
  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 =   27,022 and 16-17 years = 50

Intent Registrations as at 31 March 2018

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,920,476 45.07% -0.77%
VIC 424,357 9.96% 0.75%
QLD 612,249 14.37% 0.19%
SA 699,041 16.40% 2.91%
WA 435,582 10.22% -0.11%
TAS 137,164 3.22% -0.36%
NT 7,279 0.17% 2.19%
ACT 25,076 0.59% 2.42%
TOTAL 4,261,224 100.00% 0.06%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 5,742 76,660 201,109 223,096 194,617 228,462 929,686 29.5%
VIC 6,300 24,073 61,315 54,907 43,791 50,426 240,812 9.7%
QLD 5,853 56,871 76,831 68,981 45,180 40,194 293,910 15.1%
SA 30,279 58,810 62,109 60,954 54,325 64,129 330,606 46.8%
WA 2,543 9,207 42,993 55,076 48,063 58,104 215,986 20.9%
TAS 737 2,191 12,565 16,160 15,765 19,884 67,302 31.7%
NT 184 574 940 1,113 760 468 4,039 4.6%
ACT 655 2,026 3,461 3,407 2,517 2,590 14,656 9.1%
TOTAL 52,293 230,412 461,323 483,694 405,018 464,257 2,096,997 21.0%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,844 75,899 203,508 228,106 208,070 273,330 990,757 32.6%
VIC 1,937 16,075 43,721 40,447 35,457 42,195 179,832 7.5%
QLD 1,521 58,712 88,303 75,454 48,283 46,064 318,337 16.9%
SA 33,218 67,190 68,892 65,330 58,341 75,379 368,350 54.0%
WA 725 6,647 41,676 55,180 49,351 64,732 218,311 20.9%
TAS 208 1,413 12,565 16,518 16,275 22,883 69,862 33.8%
NT 35 289 608 1,006 778 524 3,240 3.3%
ACT 207 1,032 2,191 2,659 2,119 2,212 10,420 6.7%
TOTAL 39,695 227,257 461,464 484,700 418,674 527,319 2,159,109 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 + 5,118 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 = 5588

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

Page last updated: 24 April 2018