8667.0 - Legal Services, Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/2009
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At the end of June 2008, 4,514 persons were employed in government solicitor and public prosecutor organisations. The largest category of occupation for these organisations was practising barristers and solicitors, accounting for 54.4% (2,455 persons) of total employment.
SOURCES OF INCOME
The graph below shows that the main source of income for these organisations was from government funding, which represented 58% (or $388.9m) of total income, followed by income from the provision of legal services which represented 33.2% (or $222.6m). Disbursements accounted for 6.1% ($40.8m) of government solicitors and public prosecutor income.
Sources of income, Government solicitors and public prosecutors
Wages and salaries represented 56.3% (or $361.7m) of total expenses for government solicitors and public prosecutors.
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