Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2455 100
Female barristers 633 25.78
Male barristers 1821 74.18
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 16 152 159 105 126 54 21 633
Male 36 247 300 243 405 290 300 1821
Total 53 399 459 348 531 344 321 2455
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 159 197 160 72 36 1 0 633
Male 17 283 383 412 407 293 26 0 1821
Total 23 442 581 572 479 329 27 0 2455
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 396 100
Female senior counsel 60 15.15
Male senior counsel 336 84.85
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 297 84 381 3.54
Appellate 582 203 785 2.87
Commercial 682 220 902 3.1
Common law/personal injury 347 94 441 3.69
Criminal 438 177 615 2.47
Defamation 75 31 106 2.42
Environment and planning 130 62 192 2.1
Equity 581 188 769 3.09
Family law and guardianship 159 95 254 1.67
Industrial/employment 199 69 268 2.88
Inquests/inquiries 471 187 658 2.52
International 180 55 235 3.27
Public/administrative 485 197 682 2.46
Tax/revenue 119 31 150 3.84