Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2414 100
Female barristers 565 23.41
Male barristers 1849 76.59
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 3 173 132 103 106 34 14 565
Male 3 312 280 217 441 308 286 1849
Total 6 485 412 320 547 342 300 2414
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 4 159 180 123 79 20 0 0 565
Male 10 282 384 452 477 229 14 1 1849
Total 14 441 564 575 556 249 14 1 2414
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 260 66 326 3.94
Appellate 489 166 655 2.95
Commercial 604 186 790 3.25
Common law/personal injury 299 80 379 3.74
Criminal 366 139 505 2.63
Defamation 55 28 83 1.96
Environment and planning 111 58 169 1.91
Equity 511 156 667 3.28
Family law and guardianship 134 79 213 1.7
Industrial/employment 180 65 245 2.77
Inquests/inquiries 397 156 553 2.54
International 162 45 207 3.6
Public/administrative 420 169 589 2.49
Tax/revenue 109 28 137 3.89

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