ANZSCO 271212

Magistrates

EMPLOYED

540

PART-TIME SHARE

14%

FEMALE SHARE

45%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

58

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Magistrates hear criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial, and adjudicate minor criminal offences without a jury.

  • 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, awards damages in civil matters, and issues court orders
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Magistrates All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 78% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 40 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Magistrates work in industries like:

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

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    28.3%

    Victoria

    27.0%

    Queensland

    20.2%

    South Australia

    9.2%

    Tasmania

    3.1%

    Northern Territory

    0.0%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.7%

    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 Magistrates All Occupations
    Median age 58 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 45% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Magistrates
    15–19 5.2 0.0
    20–24 9.1 0.0
    25–34 22.7 0.7
    35–44 22.3 4.8
    45–54 20.4 27.2
    55–59 8.8 20.2
    60–64 6.5 21.7
    65 and Over 4.9 23.9

    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 Magistrates
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 23.3
    Bachelor degree 23.2 72.1
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 0.7
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 0.0
    Year 12 15.9 0.6
    Year 11 4.0 0.0
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.0
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