Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2418 100
Female barristers 566 23.41
Male barristers 1852 76.59
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 13 310 279 216 439 308 285 1852
Total 21 483 411 318 543 341 299 2418
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 10 288 382 454 474 229 14 1 1852
Total 16 448 561 578 551 249 14 1 2418
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 258 66 324 3.91
Appellate 490 168 658 2.92
Commercial 609 186 795 3.27
Common law/personal injury 298 81 379 3.68
Criminal 368 141 509 2.61
Defamation 55 28 83 1.96
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 399 157 556 2.54
International 165 45 210 3.67
Public/administrative 422 169 591 2.5
Tax/revenue 109 28 137 3.89

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