Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2384 100
Female barristers 559 23.45
Male barristers 1825 76.55
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 8 173 130 102 101 31 14 559
Male 17 307 278 214 436 298 273 1825
Total 25 480 408 316 537 329 287 2384
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 159 177 125 73 19 0 0 559
Male 10 290 381 453 463 216 11 1 1825
Total 16 449 558 578 536 235 11 1 2384
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 376 100
Female senior counsel 45 11.97
Male senior counsel 331 88.03
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 262 68 330 3.85
Appellate 494 171 665 2.89
Commercial 614 187 801 3.28
Common law/personal injury 301 82 383 3.67
Criminal 368 142 510 2.59
Defamation 57 28 85 2.04
Environment and planning 110 59 169 1.86
Equity 516 155 671 3.33
Family law and guardianship 132 80 212 1.65
Industrial/employment 180 64 244 2.81
Inquests/inquiries 401 157 558 2.55
International 166 45 211 3.69
Public/administrative 423 172 595 2.46
Tax/revenue 108 27 135 4

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