Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2465 100
Female barristers 605 24.54
Male barristers 1859 75.42
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 33 169 136 103 117 32 15 605
Male 49 294 281 219 441 293 282 1859
Total 82 463 418 322 558 325 297 2465
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 7 174 180 150 69 25 0 0 605
Male 17 302 386 452 451 231 19 1 1859
Total 24 476 567 602 520 256 19 1 2465
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 390 100
Female senior counsel 50 12.82
Male senior counsel 340 87.18
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 276 73 350 3.78
Appellate 530 184 714 2.88
Commercial 643 206 850 3.12
Common law/personal injury 320 92 412 3.48
Criminal 391 155 547 2.52
Defamation 60 31 91 1.94
Environment and planning 118 60 178 1.97
Equity 546 167 713 3.27
Family law and guardianship 138 86 225 1.6
Industrial/employment 190 66 257 2.88
Inquests/inquiries 429 168 597 2.55
International 170 47 218 3.62
Public/administrative 445 181 627 2.46
Tax/revenue 115 28 143 4.11