Annual statistics

The High Court provides statistics on criminal and civil case workloads and statistics on waiting times for scheduled hearings.

Statistics on workloads cover:

  • New business
  • Disposals
  • Active cases

New process

From the year ending 31 December 2021, annual statistics will be provided for the 31 December year-ends only.

The statistics will continue to be provided as previously.  The commentary for those statistics will now be included in the High Court Annual Review. (PDF, 590 KB)

Statistics year ending 31 December 2021

 Annual workload statistics year ending 31 December 2021

 Previous annual statistics are available for the following periods 

1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019

1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017

 

Archived court statistics

Archived court statistics, by all courts and jurisdictions, from the year 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 to the year 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016, can be accessed here.

 

Judicial media inquiries - Senior Courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court)  
Contact: Liz Kennedy - Senior Media Advisor
Phone: 04 466 3439
Cell phone: 027 369 6701
Email: Liz Kennedy

Statistics are provided for 30 June and 31 December year-ends.

The High Court provides statistics on criminal and civil court workloads and statistics on waiting times for scheduled hearings. Statistics on workloads cover:

  • New business
  • Disposals
  • Active cases

 

Definitions and glossary

Definitions are available within each spreadsheet.

A glossary of terms is available.

 

Statistics are available for the following periods

Court workload is seasonal. It can be misleading to compare active cases and/or waiting times at 30 June with those at 31 December.

1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019

1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017

 

Archived court statistics

Archived court statistics, by all courts and jurisdictions, from the year 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 to the year 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016, can be accessed here.

 

Judicial media inquiries - Senior Courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court)  
Contact: Liz Kennedy - Senior Media Advisor
Phone: 04 466 3439
Cell phone: 027 369 6701
Email: Liz Kennedy