Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2416 100
Female barristers 565 23.39
Male barristers 1851 76.61
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 2 173 132 103 106 34 14 565
Male 2 313 281 218 441 309 285 1851
Total 4 486 413 321 547 343 299 2416
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 4 159 179 124 79 20 0 0 565
Male 9 282 385 453 479 229 13 1 1851
Total 13 441 564 577 558 249 13 1 2416
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 387 100
Female senior counsel 46 11.89
Male senior counsel 341 88.11
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 237 61 298 3.89
Appellate 447 152 599 2.94
Commercial 566 177 743 3.2
Common law/personal injury 280 76 356 3.68
Criminal 326 122 448 2.67
Defamation 55 29 84 1.9
Environment and planning 98 54 152 1.81
Equity 476 148 624 3.22
Family law and guardianship 115 74 189 1.55
Industrial/employment 168 55 223 3.05
Inquests/inquiries 371 140 511 2.65
International 143 38 181 3.76
Public/administrative 385 156 541 2.47
Tax/revenue 97 27 124 3.59

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