Judges and non-legal members of courts and tribunals in the workforce
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1. Main facts and figures
as of April 2016, 6% of court judges whose ethnicity was known were from the Asian, Black, Mixed and Other ethnic groups combined
14% of tribunal judges and non-legal members of the judiciary whose ethnicity was known were from the Asian, Black, Mixed and Other ethnic groups combined
The ethnic categories used in this data
Judges and non-legal members of the judiciary were asked to select one of the 18 ethnicity categories corresponding to the 2011 Census. The number of respondents was too small to draw any firm conclusions about specific ethnic categories. Therefore, the data is broken down into the following 5 broad groups:
- Asian/Asian British/Chinese
- Black/African/Caribbean/Black British
- Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups
- Other ethnic group
2. Judges and non-legal members of the judiciary by ethnicity
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Summary of Judges and non-legal members of courts and tribunals in the workforce Judges and non-legal members of the judiciary by ethnicity Summary
Judges and non-legal members of the judiciary record their ethnicity on a voluntary basis. The data is stored on an electronic human resources system for the judiciary.
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