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23% of NZ lawyers in Wellington branch area

New Zealand Law Society information shows that at 8 January 2013 there were 2605 practising lawyers in the area covered by the Law Society's Wellington branch. This was 2.8% of all New Zealand-based lawyers (11,434).

Most Wellington branch lawyers are located in Wellington (the 2nd-highest number in New Zealand), Lower Hutt (7th) and Porirua (20th).

The proportion of female lawyers in Wellington is above the national average. Overall, 45.0% of New Zealand-based lawyers are female, while 49.6% of Wellington lawyers are.

Practising Certificates by location in Wellington, 8 January 2013

Location
Female
Male
TOTAL
P/D*
SP*
Bar*
Empl*
IHL*
ND*
Carterton
4
3
7
1
1
1
4
0
0
Greytown
2
4
6
1
0
3
2
0
0
Lower Hutt
80
93
173
34
26
5
61
47
0
Masterton
9
16
25
8
5
4
8
0
0
Otaki
4
3
7
0
5
1
1
0
0
Paraparaumu
8
16
24
6
4
3
8
3
0
Porirua
30
22
52
7
12
6
16
10
1
Upper Hutt
13
10
23
5
6
4
7
1
0
Waikanae
8
10
18
2
6
4
6
0
0
Wellington
1128
1129
2257
295
117
186
623
1024
12
Other
6
7
13
0
2
2
0
4
5
Total Wellington
1292
1313
2605
359
184
219
736
1089
18










Total New Zealand
5149
6285
11434
2502
1087
1386
4105
2294
60
 

 *P/D = Partners and Directors; SP = Sole Practitioners; Bar = Barristers; Empl = Employees in law firms; IHL = In-house lawyers; ND = Not defined.

Last updated on the 6th July 2016