Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2453 100
Female barristers 633 25.81
Male barristers 1819 74.15
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 16 152 159 105 126 54 21 633
Male 36 247 300 242 404 290 300 1819
Total 53 399 459 347 530 344 321 2453
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 159 197 160 72 36 1 0 633
Male 17 283 383 411 406 293 26 0 1819
Total 23 442 581 571 478 329 27 0 2453
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 395 100
Female senior counsel 60 15.19
Male senior counsel 335 84.81
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 299 84 383 3.56
Appellate 585 203 788 2.88
Commercial 684 221 905 3.1
Common law/personal injury 348 94 442 3.7
Criminal 440 178 618 2.47
Defamation 75 31 106 2.42
Environment and planning 130 62 192 2.1
Equity 582 188 770 3.1
Family law and guardianship 161 95 256 1.69
Industrial/employment 201 69 270 2.91
Inquests/inquiries 471 188 659 2.51
International 180 55 235 3.27
Public/administrative 487 197 684 2.47
Tax/revenue 119 31 150 3.84