Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2398 100
Female barristers 593 24.73
Male barristers 1803 75.19
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 14 168 143 91 122 39 16 593
Male 39 286 277 212 428 284 277 1803
Total 54 454 421 303 550 323 293 2398
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 163 174 151 73 26 0 0 593
Male 11 295 380 428 425 247 17 0 1803
Total 17 458 555 580 498 273 17 0 2398
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 380 100
Female senior counsel 52 13.68
Male senior counsel 328 86.32
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 282 77 360 3.66
Appellate 543 191 734 2.84
Commercial 658 210 869 3.13
Common law/personal injury 328 92 420 3.57
Criminal 408 160 569 2.55
Defamation 63 32 95 1.97
Environment and planning 118 60 178 1.97
Equity 558 172 730 3.24
Family law and guardianship 138 88 227 1.57
Industrial/employment 190 67 258 2.84
Inquests/inquiries 438 174 612 2.52
International 175 49 225 3.57
Public/administrative 456 185 642 2.46
Tax/revenue 115 29 144 3.97