Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2471 100
Female barristers 605 24.48
Male barristers 1864 75.44
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 14 169 146 94 126 40 16 605
Male 38 288 282 219 435 300 302 1864
Total 53 457 429 313 561 340 318 2471
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 164 178 153 77 27 0 0 605
Male 11 296 381 439 445 266 25 1 1864
Total 17 460 560 593 522 293 25 1 2471
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 397 100
Female senior counsel 53 13.35
Male senior counsel 344 86.65
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 280 75 356 3.73
Appellate 539 188 727 2.87
Commercial 654 208 863 3.14
Common law/personal injury 324 92 416 3.52
Criminal 401 157 559 2.55
Defamation 62 31 93 2
Environment and planning 117 60 177 1.95
Equity 552 171 723 3.23
Family law and guardianship 138 87 226 1.59
Industrial/employment 190 67 258 2.84
Inquests/inquiries 435 170 605 2.56
International 174 49 224 3.55
Public/administrative 451 184 636 2.45
Tax/revenue 115 29 144 3.97