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 December 2021: 7,363,413

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) as at 31 December 2021

STATE Total consent registrations State % consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 842,390 27.44% 0.69%
VIC 741,996 24.17% 0.45%
QLD 632,166 20.59% 1.92%
SA 304,217 9.90% 0.95%
WA 378,835 12.34% 0.78%
TAS 82,910 2.70% 1.25%
NT 20,372 0.66% 0.37%
ACT 67,409 2.20% 0.58%
TOTAL 3,070,295 100.00% 0.93%

Female registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,198 26,479 93,615 107,172 102,193 82,464 113,348 526,469 8.3%
VIC 1,065 21,657 97,190 106,684 89,237 66,960 87,083 469,876 17.1%
QLD 779 18,835 75,121 86,101 79,951 63,408 82,118 406,313 19.3%
SA 3,902 10,984 35,801 31,691 30,491 27,257 42,577 182,703 24.8%
WA 281 7,556 41,872 53,686 46,564 37,863 49,476 237,298 22.2%
TAS 85 2,105 9,054 10,481 10,118 9,386 12,121 53,350 23.8%
NT 25 509 3,167 3,463 2,679 1,954 1,366 13,163 14.2%
ACT 107 2,212 9,148 10,040 7,684 5,337 6,636 41,164 23.6%
TOTAL  7,442  90,337  364,968  409,318  368,917  294,629  394,725 1,930,336 14.3%

Male registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 391 9,333 41,835 54,172 61,222 58,131 90,837 315,921 9.8%
VIC 348 7,463 43,128 56,204 53,324 45,234 66,418 272,119 10.3%
QLD 258 5,704 28,846 39,104 44,764 41,899 65,277 225,852 11.2%
SA 3,798 5,806 21,007 17,728 19,479 19,519 34,176 121,513 17.2%
WA 82 2,417 17,733 27,837 28,380 25,989 39,098 141,536 13.5%
TAS 24 657 3,436 4,845 5,358 5,819 9,420 29,559 13.7%
NT 7 182 1,153 1,680 1,506 1,387 1,294 7,209 7.4%
ACT 29 822 4,825 6,062 5,240 4,160 5,106 26,244 15.8%
TOTAL  4,937  32,384  161,963  207,632  219,273  202,138  311,626 1,139,953 11.3%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2019).
  2. Legally valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Female Total 1,930,336 + Male Total 1,139,953.
  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 = 37,960 and 16-17 years = 49.

Intent Registrations as at 31 December 2021

STATE Grand total intent registrations State % of total intent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,847,918 43.04% -0.26%
VIC 455,875 10.62% -0.11%
QLD 631,634 14.71% -0.24%
SA 743,553 17.32% -0.35%
WA 438,198 10.20% -0.11%
TAS 137,631 3.21% -0.20%
NT 8,448 0.20% 0.25%
ACT 29,861 0.70% 0.24%
TOTAL 4,293,118 100.00% -0.09%

Female registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 13,686 25,852 170,144 208,986 194,641 283,144 896,453 14.1%
VIC 14,950 21,982 55,806 58,390 48,297 62,906 262,331 9.5%
QLD 12,508 28,181 84,526 76,236 54,198 54,256 309,905 14.7%
SA 32,397 53,613 64,030 59,381 55,936 81,406 346,763 47.1%
WA 4,831 7,250 29,881 53,132 51,021 73,220 219,335 20.5%
TAS 1,533 1,993 8,598 15,296 16,079 24,699 68,198 30.4%
NT 388 749 947 1,185 862 666 4,797 5.2%
ACT 1,641 2,427 3,380 3,991 2,998 3,264 17,701 10.2%
TOTAL 81,934 142,047 417,312 476,597 424,032 583,561 2,125,483 15.7%

Male registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 3,983 17,296 174,865 215,475 207,001 332,812 951,432 29.5%
VIC 4,232 11,260 40,889 42,375 38,734 52,386 189,876 7.2%
QLD 2,979 21,000 94,945 84,056 57,998 60,749 321,727 16.0%
SA 34,229 65,420 74,586 67,166 60,895 94,427 396,723 56.3%
WA 1,214 3,361 27,792 53,179 51,703 80,333 217,582 20.8%
TAS 371 845 8,040 15,922 16,258 27,997 69,433 32.2%
NT 115 320 563 1,005 907 741 3,651 3.7%
ACT 501 1,268 2,141 3,006 2,439 2,805 12,160 7.3%
TOTAL 47,624 120,770 423,821 482,184 435,935 652,250 2,162,584 21.4%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2019).
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,051 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 = 6,382.

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

Page last updated: 25 January 2022