Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2460 100
Female barristers 596 24.23
Male barristers 1864 75.77
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 19 171 137 105 117 32 15 596
Male 30 293 283 221 446 298 293 1864
Total 49 464 420 326 563 330 308 2460
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 7 162 182 150 69 25 0 0 596
Male 14 291 386 454 455 242 21 1 1864
Total 21 453 568 604 524 267 21 1 2460
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 394 100
Female senior counsel 49 12.44
Male senior counsel 345 87.56
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 275 74 349 3.72
Appellate 522 182 704 2.87
Commercial 639 204 843 3.13
Common law/personal injury 315 87 402 3.62
Criminal 385 153 538 2.52
Defamation 59 30 89 1.97
Environment and planning 117 60 177 1.95
Equity 539 166 705 3.25
Family law and guardianship 138 86 224 1.6
Industrial/employment 188 66 254 2.85
Inquests/inquiries 421 168 589 2.51
International 171 47 218 3.64
Public/administrative 441 180 621 2.45
Tax/revenue 114 28 142 4.07

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