2007

As at 1st April 2007

Note: The database of the ethnic origin of the judiciary may be incomplete as (a) candidates are asked to provide the information on a voluntary basis and (b) such details have only been collected since October 1991.

Mixed Asian or
Asian British
Black or
Black British
Chinese
(inc. Other)
Other Ethnic
Group
Total
Minority Ethnic
Total
in post
% Minority
Ethnic
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0%
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0%

Heads of Division
– Lord Chief Justice
– Master of the Rolls
– President of the Queen’s Bench Division
– President of Family Division
– The Chancellor of the High Court

Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0%
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0%
Lord Justice of Appeal Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0%
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0%
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0%
High Court Judge Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 0%
Women 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 10%
Total 1 0 0 0 0 1 108 0.93%
Circuit Judge
(including judges of the Court
of Technology & Construction)
Men 0 4 1 0 0 5 566 0.88%
Women 0 2 2 0 0 4 73 5.48%
Total 0 6 3 0 0 9 639 1.41%
Recorder Men 11 18 12 0 0 41 1022 4.01%
Women 3 6 4 0 0 12 179 7.26%
Total 14 24 16 0 0 53 1201 4.5%
Recorder In Training Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0%
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0%
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0%
District Judge
(including Family Division)
Men 3 5 0 0 0 8 349 2.29%
Women 2 3 1 0 0 6 101 5.94%
Total 5 8 1 0 0 14 450 3.11%
Deputy District Judge
(including Family Division)
Men 2 4 5 0 0 11 561 1.96%
Women 4 12 3 0 0 19 219 8.68%
Total 6 16 8 0 0 30 780 3.85%
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)
As at 31-08-00 all Stipendiary Magistrates became
District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts)
Men 2 3 0 0 0 5 106 4.72%
Women 0 2 0 0 0 2 33 6.06%
Total 2 5 0 0 0 7 139 5.04%
Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Crt)
As at 31-08-00 all Stipendiary Magistrates became
District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts)
Men 1 4 1 0 0 6 129 4.72%
Women 0 1 1 1 0 3 42 7.14%
Total 1 5 2 1 0 9 169 5.33%

Government departments, public bodies and private organisations are increasingly adopting the self-classification format for ethnic monitoring used in the 2001 census which has 16 categories including “other” plus “unknown”. This format is commonly referred to as the 16 + 1 format. DCA’s previous monitoring of applicants for judicial posts was by self-classification which used 4 categories, including “other”, plus “unknown”. In April 2003 DCA adopted the 16+1 format and used it to conduct an ethnicity survey of all serving members of the judiciary who were in post at 31 March 2003. The new format enables us to have fewer persons classified as “unknown”.