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 October 2020: 7,017,836

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds as at 31 October 2020

STATE Total consent registrations State % consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 688,119 25.63% 0.52%
VIC 662,961 24.70% 0.35%
QLD 554,649 20.66% 0.44%
SA 274,592 10.23% 0.30%
WA 351,872 13.11% 0.27%
TAS 75,015 2.79% 0.28%
NT 18,066 0.68% 0.42%
ACT 59,123 2.20% 0.42%
TOTAL 2,684,397 100.00% 0.40%

Female registrations

STATE 16- 17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 618 18,489 78,136 92,095 81,661 67,194 100,963 439,156 13.3%
VIC 519 17,916 91,583 96,768 78,237 59,895 78,664 423,582 15.6%
QLD 472 15,263 67,997 76,598 69,417 56,178 73,967 359,892 17.4%
SA 3,973 11,015 32,618 27,849 26,543 24,423 38,769 165,190 22.7%
WA 209 6,601 41,641 49,504 42,816 35,207 45,707 221,685 21.2%
TAS 41 1,853 8,552 9,372 9,161 8,515 11,067 48,561 21.9%
NT 9 405 2,899 3,030 2,402 1,785 1,228 11,758 12.8%
ACT 51 1,718 8,408 8,950 6,709 4,771 6,014 36,621 21.0%
TOTAL 5,892 73,260 331,834 364,166 316,946 257,968 356,379 1,706,445 16.5%

Male registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 205 6,008 30,533 41,441 46,172 45,023 79,581 248,963 7.8%
VIC 181 5,643 38,493 48,416 46,396 40,298 59,952 239,379 9.2%
QLD 156 4,299 24,250 32,891 38,046 36,354 58,761 194,757 9.8%
SA 3,815 6,294 18,951 15,158 17,056 17,195 30,933 109,402 15.7%
WA 60 2,007 17,195 24,720 25,991 23,925 36,289 130,187 12.6%
TAS 16 523 3,126 4,214 4,661 5,249 8,665 26,454 12.4%
NT 9 134 992 1,409 1,343 1,277 1,144 6,308 6.4%
ACT 14 654 4,060 5,133 4,391 3,623 4,626 22,501 13.5%
TOTAL 4,456 25,562 137,600 173,382 184,056 172,944 279,951 977,951 9.8%

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 1,706,445 + Male Total 977,951.
  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 = 34,199 and 16-17 years = 47.

Intent Registrations as at 31 October 2020

STATE Grand total intent registrations State % of total intent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,898,260 43.80% -0.06%
VIC 452,226 10.44% 0.09%
QLD 629,933 14.54% 0.02%
SA 740,257 17.08% 0.18%
WA 438,844 10.13% 0.00%
TAS 137,861 3.18% -0.02%
NT 8,130 0.19% 0.27%
ACT 27,928 0.64% 0.05%
TOTAL 4,333,439 100.00% 0.02%

Female registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 12,551 39,028 183,292 217,977 199,995 267,626 920,469 27.9%
VIC 13,851 21,035 58,917 57,654 48,711 59,323 259,491 9.6%
QLD 11,915 36,410 83,131 74,683 51,841 49,571 307,551 14.9%
SA 32,385 55,894 64,478 61,038 57,026 76,341 347,162 47.8%
WA 4,700 7,062 34,429 53,994 50,366 68,537 219,088 20.9%
TAS 1,461 1,824 9,933 15,516 16,237 23,143 68,114 30.8%
NT 360 689 939 1,171 834 591 4,584 5.0%
ACT 1,385 2,140 3,349 3,804 2,804 3,010 16,492 9.5%
TOTAL 78,608 164,082 438,468 485,837 427,814 548,142 2,142,951 20.7%

Male registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 3,659 33,438 187,406 224,087 212,990 316,178 977,758 30.6%
VIC 3,836 11,469 43,108 41,901 39,375 49,355 189,044 7.2%
QLD 2,809 32,173 93,860 82,238 55,640 55,660 322,380 16.3%
SA 34,260 66,679 74,185 67,432 61,454 89,012 393,022 56.4%
WA 1,184 3,556 32,744 54,175 51,490 75,325 218,474 21.2%
TAS 338 839 9,522 16,101 16,552 26,395 69,747 32.8%
NT 88 321 552 1,059 854 672 3,546 3.6%
ACT 402 1,185 2,064 2,897 2,307 2,581 11,436 6.9%
TOTAL 46,576 149,660 443,441 489,890 440,662 615,178 2,185,407 21.9%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2019).
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,081 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 = 5,927.

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

Page last updated: 25 November 2020