Official Statistics

Diversity of the judiciary: 2020 statistics

Annual official statistics on judicial diversity in England and Wales covering the current judiciary, judicial appointments and legal professions



We welcome feedback on this new publication and potential future developments via our online survey, open until 31 October 2020.

This bulletin presents the latest statistics on judicial diversity for England and Wales, covering:

  • court and tribunal judges, non-legal members of tribunals and magistrates in post as at 1 April 2020
  • judicial selection exercises completed during the financial year ending March 2020
  • legal professions as at 1 April 2020

These statistics provide the main source for monitoring patterns and trends in judicial diversity, and for the first time bring together in one place diversity statistics for those in post, during selection and for the legal professions which are the source of much of the judiciary.

A supporting document provides background information on the judiciary, definitions, methodology used and other useful sources of related information.

We have also produced a new interactive dashboard which allows users to explore the latest data for the judiciary. This is a new tool and we would welcome feedback from users to inform future development.

Statistics for earlier years were published in the Judicial Office judicial diversity statistics and by the Judicial Appointments Commission.

Published 17 September 2020