ANZSCO 2712

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

EMPLOYED

12,000

PART-TIME SHARE

23%

FEMALE SHARE

54%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$2,708

MEDIAN AGE

46

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

-100

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, 2023, 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 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Judicial and Other Legal Professionals All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 77% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 44 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $2,708 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $74 $43

    Industries

    Judicial and Other Legal Professionals work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.
    Note: industries that comprise less than 5% of an occupation have been suppressed.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    30.4%

    Victoria

    23.6%

    Queensland

    18.2%

    South Australia

    4.6%

    Tasmania

    1.5%

    Northern Territory

    1.2%

    Australian Capital Territory

    10.2%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Judicial and Other Legal Professionals All Occupations
    Median age 46 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 54% 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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    Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the skill-based classification system used to categorise occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. ANZSCO provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of occupation data. Visit the ABS website to learn how ANZSCO works. Jobs and Skills Australia displays data for occupations that are defined by ANZSCO 2013 Version 1.3.