Judges and non-legal members of courts and tribunals in the workforce
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1. Main facts and figures
6% of court judges who stated their ethnicity in April 2016 were from an ethnic minority group
14% of tribunal judges and non-legal members of the judiciary who stated their ethnicity in April 2016 were from an ethnic minority group, roughly the same as one year earlier
The ethnic categories used in this data
Judges are asked to place themselves within the 18 ethnicity categories corresponding to the 2011 census. Due to the small numbers of respondents, figures for publication follow 5 broad ethnic categories:
- Asian / Asian British/Chinese
- Black/African/Caribbean/Black British
- Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups
- Other ethnic group
2. Judges and non-legal members by ethnicity
Summary of Judges and non-legal members of courts and tribunals in the workforce Judges and non-legal members by ethnicity Summary
As with all large administrative data sources, some inherent inaccuracy may exist.
Suppression rules and disclosure control
Further technical information
Data are derived from the staff admin system, representing held data as at the point when extracts were taken.
4. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
Ministry of Justice
Purpose of data source
This data is used by ministers and officials in central government, the Judicial Appointments Commission and Judicial Office to develop policy on judicial diversity. It's also used by judges, lawyers and academics, and professional bodies such as The Bar Council, The Law Society, and The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
5. Download the data
This file contains the following: ethnicity, year, court type, value