As of 31st October 2022, 4,321 individuals have applied to join the magistracy following the launch of the magistrate recruitment campaign on 17th January.
98% of applicants provided demographic data. Of this data, 53% were female, 46% were male. 1% selected one of the following options; other, prefer not to say, or unknown.
Of 4,321 applicants, 96% disclosed their ethnicity; of this 22% were from an ethnic minority background. Comparative data is unavailable as, as part of the recruitment campaign, a new Applicant Tracking System was introduced which has improved data collection.