Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2435 100
Female barristers 593 24.35
Male barristers 1841 75.61
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 19 171 136 103 117 32 15 593
Male 31 294 281 219 442 293 281 1841
Total 50 465 418 322 559 325 296 2435
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 7 163 180 149 69 25 0 0 593
Male 14 291 383 453 450 230 19 1 1841
Total 21 454 564 602 519 255 19 1 2435
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 390 100
Female senior counsel 50 12.82
Male senior counsel 340 87.18
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 276 74 351 3.73
Appellate 527 184 711 2.86
Commercial 638 205 844 3.11
Common law/personal injury 317 90 407 3.52
Criminal 389 155 545 2.51
Defamation 59 30 89 1.97
Environment and planning 119 60 179 1.98
Equity 540 166 706 3.25
Family law and guardianship 137 86 224 1.59
Industrial/employment 188 65 254 2.89
Inquests/inquiries 426 168 594 2.54
International 170 47 218 3.62
Public/administrative 442 180 623 2.46
Tax/revenue 115 28 143 4.11

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