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 different groups.

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:

BPTC students

Called to the Bar


Queen's Counsel

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.