Judges by sex
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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources.

Definition: Judges are justice officers who hear and judge cases in courts of justice, instruct the jury on points of law, or pronounce judgement. Judges are defined according to ISCO-08,code 2612. Examples of the occupations classified are chief justice, judge, and magistrate.
Country: Canada
Data based on National Occupational Classification 2006.
Country: Canada
Data exclude the 3 northern territories.
Country: Cyprus
Government controlled area only.
Country: Czechia
Reference period (1980): data refer to 1981.
Country: Czechia
Reference period (1990): data refer to 1991.
Country: Estonia
Reference period (1980 - 2011): Data refer to 31 December of preceding year. 2015: Data as of August 30, 2016.
Country: France
All judges at juridical courts.
Country: France
Geographic coverage: French Republic, including the overseas departments DOM (except Mayotte). Overseas collectivities (COM) are excluded.
Country: Georgia
Territorial change (1995 onward): Data do not cover Abkhazia AR and Tskhinvali Region.
Country: Germany
1990/1995 break in series: 1980, 1990: former territory of Federal Republic of Germany.
Country: Greece
Change in definition (2005 - 2009): Data include authorized associate judges and magistrates. Professional Judges or Magistrates means both full-time and part-time officials. Data for 2010 onwards: Magistrates are not included as figures are not available by sex.
Country: Iceland
Change in definition (1995 onward): Data refers to judges in District courts and the Supreme Court.
Country: Latvia
Change in definition (1995 - 2012): Data include the total number of judges of the Supreme Court, Regional Courts, and District (city) Courts.
Country: Latvia
Reference period (2003): data refer to 1st April 2004.
Country: Lithuania
Reference period (1990 - 2012): Reference period: selected day of the year ? at the end of the year (December 31).
Country: Norway
ISCO-code 2611-2619 combined.
Country: Republic of Moldova
Additional information (1995 onward): Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender
Country: Russian Federation
Reference period (2000 - 2013): Data refer to the situation as of 1st of January of the following year.
Country: Switzerland
Data are rounded by multiple of 1000.
Country: Switzerland
Break in methodlogy (2010): From 2010 data refer to ISCO-08 classification, before 2010 data refer to ISCO-88 classification.
Country: Turkey
Change in definition: Up to 2008 data cover total judges. Since 2009, data cover only judges at judicial and administrative courts.
Country: United Kingdom
Territorial change (2000 - onwards): Data refer to England and Wales.
Country: United Kingdom
Change in definition (2001 - onwards): Includes Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, Heads of Division, Lord Justices of Appeal, High Court Judges, Circuit Judges (including judges of the Court of Technology & Construction), District Judges (including Family Division), Deputy District Judges (including Family Division), District Judges (Magistrates Courts), Deputy District Judges (Magistrates Courts).