Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2419 100
Female barristers 566 23.4
Male barristers 1853 76.6
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 8 173 132 102 104 33 14 566
Male 14 310 279 216 439 308 285 1853
Total 22 483 411 318 543 341 299 2419
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 160 179 124 77 20 0 0 566
Male 10 289 382 454 474 229 14 1 1853
Total 16 449 561 578 551 249 14 1 2419
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 386 100
Female senior counsel 44 11.4
Male senior counsel 342 88.6
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 259 66 325 3.92
Appellate 493 169 662 2.92
Commercial 611 187 798 3.27
Common law/personal injury 299 82 381 3.65
Criminal 368 141 509 2.61
Defamation 56 28 84 2
Environment and planning 111 58 169 1.91
Equity 514 155 669 3.32
Family law and guardianship 132 80 212 1.65
Industrial/employment 180 64 244 2.81
Inquests/inquiries 399 158 557 2.53
International 165 45 210 3.67
Public/administrative 423 170 593 2.49
Tax/revenue 109 28 137 3.89

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