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 2017: 6,433,317.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 30 September 2017

State Total consent registrations State % of consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 531,226 24.22% 0.79%
VIC 547,223 24.95% 0.63%
QLD 439,354 20.03% 0.61%
SA 237,610 10.83% 0.44%
WA 309,684 14.12% 0.33%
TAS 63,529 2.90% 0.60%
NT 15,497 0.71% 0.52%
ACT 49,328 2.25% 0.46%
Total 2,193,451 100.00% 0.59%

Female registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 560 14,953 56,632 66,375 59,226 54,822 81,905 334,473 10.6%
VIC 412 18,805 78,031 74,071 61,326 51,513 62,761 346,559 13.9%
QLD 381 13,400 52,634 57,228 52,749 46,631 58,201 281,224 14.5%
SA 3,299 13,614 26,861 22,300 22,318 21,211 31,849 141,452 20.0%
WA 159 7,490 40,363 40,261 36,640 31,286 37,110 193,309 18.7%
TAS 71 2,085 7,280 7,348 7,560 7,526 8,699 40,569 19.1%
NT 9 423 2,686 2,455 2,027 1,442 938 9,980 11.3%
ACT 45 1,773 7,526 6,866 5,296 4,078 4,906 30,490 18.9%
Total 4,936 72,543 272,013 276,904 247,142 218,149 286,369 1,378,056 14.1%

Male registrations

State 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 288 5,235 22,677 30,513 35,367 37,000 65,673 196,753 6.5%
VIC 147 5,670 34,297 38,466 38,148 34,776 49,160 200,664 8.4%
QLD 111 3,684 19,535 26,102 30,491 30,530 47,677 158,130 8.4%
SA 3,246 8,738 15,631 12,813 14,924 15,031 25,775 96,158 14.1%
WA 58 2,403 17,907 21,040 22,983 21,610 30,374 116,375 11.1%
TAS 15 586 2,919 3,484 4,060 4,809 7,087 22,960 11.1%
NT 2 120 905 1,175 1,281 1,124 910 5,517 5.5%
ACT 8 674 3,727 3,926 3,585 3,039 3,879 18,838 12.1%
Total 3,875 27,110 117,598 137,519 150,839 147,919 230,535 815,395 8.6%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 31 August 2016) = 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 = 25,777 and 16-17 years = 50

Intent Registrations as at 30 September 2017

State Grand Total Intent Registrations State % of Total Intent Registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,922,755 45.35% -0.09%
VIC 417,702 9.85% -0.16%
QLD 607,632 14.33% -0.08%
SA 689,504 16.26% 0.21%
WA 434,133 10.24% -0.07%
TAS 136,906 3.23% -0.10%
NT 7,077 0.17% -0.07%
ACT 24,157 0.57% -0.26%
Total 4,239,866 100.00% -0.05%

Female registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,243 84,845 204,622 223,034 192,799 220,994 930,537 29.6%
VIC 4,421 25,199 61,492 53,498 43,387 48,607 236,604 9.5%
QLD 4,348 59,800 76,468 67,675 43,757 38,508 290,556 15.0%
SA 29,758 58,997 61,693 60,754 53,633 61,749 326,584 46.2%
WA 1,766 10,203 44,090 55,074 47,587 56,129 214,849 20.7%
TAS 513 2,412 13,006 16,235 15,631 19,287 67,084 31.6%
NT 137 551 930 1,095 732 441 3,886 4.4%
ACT 485 1,905 3,445 3,302 2,419 2,477 14,033 8.7%
Total 45,671 243,912 465,746 480,667 399,945 448,192 2,084,133 21.3%

Male registrations

State 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,365 84,967 206,187 228,404 206,210 265,052 992,185 32.6%
VIC 1,292 17,271 43,657 39,383 35,204 40,571 177,378 7.4%
QLD 1,141 62,763 88,212 73,813 46,961 44,184 317,074 16.8%
SA 32,766 67,245 67,834 64,686 57,537 72,767 362,835 53.2%
WA 499 7,821 42,954 55,173 48,878 62,674 217,999 20.8%
TAS 152 1,676 13,042 16,512 16,248 22,192 69,822 33.8%
NT 32 283 620 1000 764 492 3,191 3.2%
ACT 142 996 2,197 2,606 2,058 2,125 10,124 6.5%
Total 37,389 243,022 464,703 481,577 413,860 510,057 2,150,608 22.6%

Note:

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2016) = 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 + XXXX 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 = 5,552

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

Page last updated: 25 October 2017