Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2413 100
Female barristers 563 23.33
Male barristers 1850 76.67
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 31 178 114 99 96 34 10 563
Male 60 318 260 242 393 326 249 1850
Total 91 496 374 341 489 360 259 2413
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 8 174 176 117 72 16 0 0 563
Male 22 307 399 441 480 189 11 1 1850
Total 30 481 575 558 552 205 11 1 2413
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 388 100
Female senior counsel 46 11.86
Male senior counsel 342 88.14
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 237 61 298 3.89
Appellate 447 152 599 2.94
Commercial 566 177 743 3.2
Common law/personal injury 280 76 356 3.68
Criminal 326 122 448 2.67
Defamation 55 29 84 1.9
Environment and planning 98 54 152 1.81
Equity 476 148 624 3.22
Family law and guardianship 115 74 189 1.55
Industrial/employment 168 55 223 3.05
Inquests/inquiries 371 140 511 2.65
International 143 38 181 3.76
Public/administrative 385 156 541 2.47
Tax/revenue 97 27 124 3.59

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