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.
Data published covers gender, race and age.
Historical data is provided to enable users to identify trends
and changes in the profile of the Bar over time. This is
supplemented by the
Momentum Measures report, which established when, at the
current rate of change, we might expect to secure parity between
The BSB also monitors religion and 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 on the BSB
website to comply with the Bar Council's Public Sector
Equality Duty which covers all protected characteristics.
Data is available on:
Called to the Bar
The BSB website also contains 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.