Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2473 100
Female barristers 596 24.1
Male barristers 1877 75.9
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 17 170 138 105 117 34 15 596
Male 29 293 283 221 450 302 299 1877
Total 46 463 421 326 567 336 314 2473
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 7 161 181 150 71 25 0 0 596
Male 14 291 385 455 462 247 21 2 1877
Total 21 452 566 605 533 272 21 2 2473
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 397 100
Female senior counsel 49 12.34
Male senior counsel 348 87.66
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 273 73 346 3.74
Appellate 516 181 697 2.85
Commercial 633 196 829 3.23
Common law/personal injury 311 85 396 3.66
Criminal 383 151 534 2.54
Defamation 59 29 88 2.03
Environment and planning 114 60 174 1.9
Equity 531 161 692 3.3
Family law and guardianship 137 85 222 1.61
Industrial/employment 186 66 252 2.82
Inquests/inquiries 418 166 584 2.52
International 170 46 216 3.7
Public/administrative 435 179 614 2.43
Tax/revenue 114 28 142 4.07

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