EMPLOYED

740

PART-TIME SHARE

7%

FEMALE SHARE

37%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

60

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Judges preside over civil and criminal proceedings in courts of law.

  • Researches statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • Conducts trials and hearings
  • Hears and evaluates arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
  • Decides penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
  • Exercises arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
  • Advises government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafts bills and attends committee meetings during consideration of bills
  • Advises agents on legal and technical matters
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Judges All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 87% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 50 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Judges work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    31.3%

    Victoria

    27.5%

    Queensland

    16.6%

    South Australia

    8.0%

    Tasmania

    1.8%

    Northern Territory

    3.2%

    Australian Capital Territory

    0.9%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Judges All Occupations
    Median age 60 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 37% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Judges
    15–19 5.2 0.0
    20–24 9.1 0.5
    25–34 22.7 3.2
    35–44 22.3 3.5
    45–54 20.4 19.6
    55–59 8.8 19.6
    60–64 6.5 23.8
    65 and Over 4.9 30.6

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Judges
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 27.8
    Bachelor degree 23.2 64.2
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 1.3
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 1.2
    Year 12 15.9 1.3
    Year 11 4.0 0.0
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.0
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