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 June;2020: 6,953,162.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 30 June 2020

STATE Total consent registrations State % consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 670,633 25.48% 0.70%
VIC 651,474 24.75% 0.49%
QLD 542,482 20.61% 0.62%
SA 270,874 10.29% 0.34%
WA 347,145 13.19% 0.37%
TAS 73,919 2.81% 0.37%
NT 17,771 0.68% 0.38%
ACT 57,853 2.20% 0.52%
TOTAL 2,632,151 100.00% 0.53%

Female registrations

STATE 16- 17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 638 18,247 76,050 89,374 78,996 65,682 98,937 427,924 13.0%
VIC 579 18,065 90,819 94,503 76,384 58,921 76,963 416,234 15.4%
QLD 466 15,349 66,544 74,630 67,552 55,078 72,246 351,865 17.1%
SA 4,024 11,385 31,956 27,102 26,201 23,997 38,093 162,758 22.4%
WA 209 6,638 41,804 48,394 42,145 34,677 44,805 218,672 20.9%
TAS 52 1,900 8,511 9,158 9,001 8,402 10,819 47,843 21.6%
NT 11 417 2,883 2,960 2,369 1,720 1,210 11,570 12.6%
ACT 46 1,694 8,359 8,715 6,520 4,658 5,893 35,885 20.6%
TOTAL 6,025 73,695 326,926 354,836 309,168 253,135 348,966 1,672,751 16.2%

Male registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 193 5,978 29,586 39,940 44,895 44,159 77,958 242,709 7.6%
VIC 193 5,703 38,336 47,014 45,433 39,722 58,839 235,240 9.0%
QLD 134 4,241 23,785 32,093 37,159 35,711 57,494 190,617 9.6%
SA 3,874 6,595 18,581 14,807 16,874 16,937 30,448 108,116 15.5%
WA 63 2,019 17,227 24,248 25,599 23,741 35,576 128,473 12.5%
TAS 23 528 3,109 4,121 4,590 5,202 8,503 26,076 12.3%
NT 6 140 987 1,372 1,341 1,239 1,116 6,201 6.3%
ACT 13 620 4,001 4,974 4,299 3,533 4,527 21,967 13.2%
TOTAL 4,499 25,824 135,612 168,569 180,190 170,244 274,461 959,399 9.6%

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 1,672,751 + Male Total 959,399.
  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 = 33,518  and 16-17 years = 58.

Intent Registrations as at 30 June 2020

STATE Grand total intent registrations State % of total intent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,900,389 43.98% -0.08%
VIC 447,886 10.37% 0.09%
QLD 626,775 14.51% 0.03%
SA 735,197 17.01% 0.11%
WA 438,153 10.14% 0.00%
TAS 137,556 3.18% 0.00%
NT 7,895 0.18% 0.06%
ACT 27,160 0.63% 0.03%
TOTAL 4,321,011 100.00% 0.00%

Female registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 11,548 43,110 185,857 218,687 199,658 262,353 921,213 27.9%
VIC 12,812 20,750 59,285 57,416 48,413 57,922 256,598 9.5%
QLD 11,237 38,598 82,252 74,020 50,865 48,216 305,188 14.8%
SA 31,997 56,339 64,196 61,113 56,715 74,765 345,125 47.5%
WA 4,514 6,966 35,670 54,124 50,166 67,080 218,520 20.9%
TAS 1,391 1,775 10,276 15,596 16,178 22,664 67,880 30.7%
NT 329 641 912 1,142 816 569 4,409 4.8%
ACT 1,225 2,071 3,303 3,733 2,764 2,921 16,017 9.2%
TOTAL 75,053 170,250 441,751 485,831 425,575 536,490 2,134,950 20.7%

Male registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 3,355 38,563 189,279 224,932 212,695 310,319 979,143 30.6%
VIC 3,563 11,588 43,155 41,928 39,102 48,258 187,594 7.2%
QLD 2,659 35,268 93,154 81,434 54,738 54,332 321,585 16.2%
SA 34,134 66,774 73,564 67,210 61,174 87,142 389,998 56.0%
WA 1,130 3,665 34,050 54,397 51,278 73,831 218,351 21.2%
TAS 312 846 9,901 16,180 16,541 25,896 69,676 32.8%
NT 78 301 563 1,053 847 644 3,486 3.5%
ACT 369 1,101 2,055 2,835 2,253 2,530 11,143 6.7%
TOTAL 45,600 158,106 445,721 489,969 438,628 602,952 2,180,976 21.8%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2019).
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,085 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 = 5,887.

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

Page last updated: 24 July 2020