ANZSCO 2712

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

EMPLOYED

13,000

PART-TIME SHARE

29%

FEMALE SHARE

59%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$2,285

MEDIAN AGE

43

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

700

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

  • Researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • Conducting trials and hearings
  • Calling and questioning witnesses
  • Hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
  • Deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
  • Exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
  • Preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
  • Advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
  • Preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
  • Advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Judicial and Other Legal Professionals All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 71% 69%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 44 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $2,285 $1,593
    Median hourly earnings $62 $41

    Industries

    Judicial and Other Legal Professionals work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    31.8%

    Victoria

    21.7%

    Queensland

    19.2%

    South Australia

    5.1%

    Tasmania

    2.0%

    Northern Territory

    1.1%

    Australian Capital Territory

    12.8%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, November 2023, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Judicial and Other Legal Professionals All Occupations
    Median age 43 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 59% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
    15–19 5.2 0.2
    20–24 9.1 3.9
    25–34 22.7 23.2
    35–44 22.3 23.6
    45–54 20.4 21.4
    55–59 8.8 9.5
    60–64 6.5 8.1
    65 and Over 4.9 10.1

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 36.8
    Bachelor degree 23.2 48.3
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 4.0
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 2.9
    Year 12 15.9 5.0
    Year 11 4.0 0.4
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.9
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