Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2434 100
Female barristers 584 23.99
Male barristers 1850 76.01
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 5 170 138 105 117 34 15 584
Male 2 292 284 221 450 302 299 1850
Total 7 462 422 326 567 336 314 2434
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 5 154 179 149 71 25 0 0 584
Male 10 271 382 454 462 249 21 1 1850
Total 15 425 561 603 533 274 21 1 2434
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 397 100
Female senior counsel 49 12.34
Male senior counsel 348 87.66
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 270 73 343 3.7
Appellate 512 180 692 2.84
Commercial 628 195 823 3.22
Common law/personal injury 307 84 391 3.65
Criminal 381 150 531 2.54
Defamation 58 28 86 2.07
Environment and planning 113 60 173 1.88
Equity 529 161 690 3.29
Family law and guardianship 137 85 222 1.61
Industrial/employment 183 65 248 2.82
Inquests/inquiries 415 166 581 2.5
International 170 46 216 3.7
Public/administrative 432 178 610 2.43
Tax/revenue 113 28 141 4.04

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