Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2425 100
Female barristers 599 24.7
Male barristers 1823 75.18
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 25 168 142 89 121 38 16 599
Male 57 287 280 212 425 284 278 1823
Total 84 455 423 301 546 322 294 2425
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 8 167 176 149 73 26 0 0 599
Male 12 311 382 429 424 248 17 0 1823
Total 21 478 559 579 497 274 17 0 2425
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 397 100
Female senior counsel 55 13.85
Male senior counsel 342 86.15
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 282 77 360 3.66
Appellate 553 197 750 2.81
Commercial 663 211 875 3.14
Common law/personal injury 336 91 427 3.69
Criminal 418 168 587 2.49
Defamation 66 30 96 2.2
Environment and planning 121 59 180 2.05
Equity 562 176 738 3.19
Family law and guardianship 142 90 233 1.58
Industrial/employment 196 68 265 2.88
Inquests/inquiries 447 181 628 2.47
International 176 51 228 3.45
Public/administrative 463 190 654 2.44
Tax/revenue 116 29 145 4