Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2458 100
Female barristers 603 24.53
Male barristers 1854 75.43
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 34 169 135 102 116 32 15 603
Male 49 294 281 218 440 291 281 1854
Total 83 463 417 320 556 323 296 2458
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 7 174 178 150 69 25 0 0 603
Male 17 302 387 449 449 231 18 1 1854
Total 24 476 566 599 518 256 18 1 2458
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 407 100
Female senior counsel 56 13.76
Male senior counsel 351 86.24
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 277 74 352 3.74
Appellate 532 184 716 2.89
Commercial 644 206 851 3.13
Common law/personal injury 322 92 414 3.5
Criminal 391 155 547 2.52
Defamation 59 31 90 1.9
Environment and planning 117 60 177 1.95
Equity 546 169 715 3.23
Family law and guardianship 138 87 226 1.59
Industrial/employment 189 66 256 2.86
Inquests/inquiries 429 168 597 2.55
International 171 47 219 3.64
Public/administrative 445 181 627 2.46
Tax/revenue 115 28 143 4.11