Demographic profile of the Bar

Statistics on the profession are drawn down from the Bar Council's core database at the beginning of each legal year (October) and published on the Bar Standards Board (BSB) website. Historical data is provided to enable users to identify trends and changes in the profile of the Bar over time. Data published covers gender, race and age.

The BSB also monitors religion & belief, sexual orientation, caring responsibilities and educational background across the Bar. Disability data is available via the BSB's report on the profession published each January  here to comply with the Bar Council's Public Sector Equality Duty which covers all protected characteristics.

Data is available on:

BPTC students

Called to the Bar


Queen's Counsel

On the BSB website there is also information about Chambers

Queries about statistics on the Bar should be addressed to the Bar Standards Board  0207 611 1452 or email.

If you would like Bar Council comment on Bar statistics contact us.