Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2436 100
Female barristers 583 23.93
Male barristers 1853 76.07
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 32 173 129 103 101 31 14 583
Male 47 307 278 214 436 297 273 1853
Total 79 480 407 317 537 328 287 2436
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 11 170 182 127 73 19 0 0 583
Male 19 306 384 453 463 216 11 1 1853
Total 30 476 566 580 536 235 11 1 2436
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 401 100
Female senior counsel 51 12.72
Male senior counsel 350 87.28
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 265 69 334 3.84
Appellate 502 174 676 2.89
Commercial 622 191 813 3.26
Common law/personal injury 306 81 387 3.78
Criminal 376 142 518 2.65
Defamation 58 28 86 2.07
Environment and planning 112 59 171 1.9
Equity 522 155 677 3.37
Family law and guardianship 134 82 216 1.63
Industrial/employment 182 64 246 2.84
Inquests/inquiries 411 158 569 2.6
International 168 46 214 3.65
Public/administrative 432 174 606 2.48
Tax/revenue 112 27 139 4.15

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