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 2019: 6,833,154

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 30 September 2019

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 635,261 25.20% 0.61%
VIC 625,630 24.82% 0.54%
QLD 515,715 20.46% 1.12%
SA 262,697 10.42% 0.26%
WA 337,021 13.37% 1.45%
TAS 71,551 2.84% 1.38%
NT 17,164 0.68% 0.06%
ACT 55,758 2.21% 0.01%
TOTAL 2,520,797 100.00% 0.48%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 787 17,846 71,738 83,661 73,690 62,818 94,469 405,009 12.4%
VIC 741 18,277 88,838 89,056 72,350 56,859 73,266 399,387 15.1%
QLD 655 14,991 63,656 70,062 63,237 52,861 68,553 334,015 16.5%
SA 4,591 11,968 30,448 25,618 25,222 23,114 36,424 157,385 21.9%
WA 222 6,837 41,735 46,185 40,527 33,792 42,637 211,935 20.5%
TAS 71 1,988 8,323 8,695 8,598 8,237 10,299 46,211 21.2%
NT 16 407 2,807 2,831 2,290 1,654 1122 11,127 12.1%
ACT 56 1,684 8,247 8,223 6,205 4,468 5,633 34,516 20.1%
TOTAL 7,139 73,998 315,792 334,331 292,119 243,803 332,403 1,599,585 15.7%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 253 5,877 27,733 37,104 42,182 42,314 74,789 230,252 7.3%
VIC 265 5,743 37,658 44,521 43,317 38,454 56,285 226,243 8.9%
QLD 192 4,152 22,598 30,239 35,170 34,435 54,914 181,700 9.3%
SA 4,194 7,281 17,700 14,210 16,333 16,459 29,135 105,312 15.3%
WA 88 2,042 17,493 23,290 24,813 23,250 34,110 125,086 12.2%
TAS 20 547 3,092 3,955 4,489 5,124 8,113 25,340 12.1%
NT 5 144 989 1,310 1,315 1193 1081 6,037 6.1%
ACT 18 654 3,946 4,726 4,146 3,405 4,347 21,242 12.9%
TOTAL 5.035 26,440 131,209 159,355 171,765 164,634 262,774 921,212 9.4%

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 1,599,585 + Male Total  921,212
  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 = 31,457  and 16-17 years = 86

Intent Registrations as at 30 September 2019

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,909,911 44.29% -0.04%
VIC 442,543 10.26% 0.21%
QLD 625,160 14.50% 0.05%
SA 724,642 16.80% 0.21%
WA 437,902 10.16% 0.01%
TAS 137,574 3.19% 0.01%
NT 7,803 0.18% 0.49%
ACT 26,822 0.62% 0.17%
TOTAL 4,312,357 100.00% 0.05%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 10,662 54,154 191,357 220,199 198,909 250,750 926,031 28.5%
VIC 11,344 21,130 60,628 57,608 47,070 55,279 253,059 9.5%
QLD 10,238 44,978 80,522 72,929 49,304 45,550 303,521 15.0%
SA 31,689 57,210 63,748 61,086 56,273 71,155 341,161 47.4%
WA 4,167 7,403 38,408 54,389 49,736 63,940 218,043 21.1%
TAS 1295 1,850 11,064 15,743 16,085 21,738 67,775 31.0%
NT 306 648 932 1,138 810 530 4,364 4.8%
ACT 1099 2,150 3,366 3,645 2,714 2,830 15,804 9.2%
TOTAL 70,800 189,523 450,025 486,737 420,901 511,772 2,129,758 20.9%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 3,164 50,814 193,972 226,275 211,977 297,645 983,847 31.2%
VIC 3,149 12,310 43,794 42,437 37,977 46,115 185,782 7.3%
QLD 2,505 43,405 91,436 79,841 52,910 51,540 321,637 16.5%
SA 34,147 66,847 72,092 66,603 60,553 83,163 383,405 55.5%
WA 1106 4,283 36,962 54,686 50,783 70,756 218,576 21.4%
TAS 304 945 10,875 16,230 16,551 24,894 69,799 33.2%
NT 74 301 577 1063 828 596 3,439 3.5%
ACT 332 1,095 2,140 2,801 2,233 2,417 11,018 6.7%
TOTAL 44,781 180,000 451,848 489,936 433,812 577,126 2,177,503 22.1%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2018)
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,096 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 = 5,781

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

Page last updated: 24 October 2019