Statistics at MOD

The Ministry of Defence publishes National and Official Statistics on a range of defence related topics.

Publications since May 2010 can be accessed from these pages, as well as accompanying datasets, our calendar of upcoming releases, pre-release access lists and other information.

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Our consultations

A public consultation on the changes to MOD armed forces personnel statistics. The closing date is 16 April 2015.

A public consultation on the reduction in frequency of Afghanistan operational casualty statistics. The closing date is 17 April 2015.

A public consultation on the cessation of military search and rescue statistics was conducted during February and March 2015. The results of the consultation will be available when they have been analysed.

A public consultation on the MOD’s draft statistics plan was conducted during February and March 2015. The results of the consultation will be available when they have been analysed.

From 29 July 2013 all open consultations relating to defence statistics will be published on GOV.UK. See MOD consultations

Consultations that were closed prior to 29 July 2013 are available in the UK Government Web Archive.

Career Transition Partnership publication

As part of the Ministry of Defence’s public consultation on MOD’s proposals for collecting and publishing official statistics we proposed to reduce the frequency of the Career Transition Partnership Official Statistic from quarterly to annual. The reduction in frequency will enable more detailed analysis of career transition. As no objections have been received the quarterly release due in April 2015 will not be published. The annual release which will provide the employment outcome for service leavers who left in 2013/14 will be published in June 2015 as planned.

Calendar of upcoming statistical releases

This calendar details the Official and National statistical releases of the MOD for 12 months ahead and changes to announced release dates. The timetable will be regularly updated as new releases are announced or when release dates are revised. All releases will be published on this website at 9:30am on the day of release, which will normally be a Thursday.

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General enquiries

In writing:

Head of Defence Statistics – WDS
Defence Statistics (WDS)
MOD Main Building,
Floor 3 Zone K,

By email:

By telephone: 020 7807 8792

Financial and economic statistics contacts

Defence Expenditure Analysis:

Telephone: 030 679 34529

Price Indices:

Telephone: 030 679 32100

Personnel statistics contacts

Naval service manpower:

Telephone: 02392 623564

Army manpower:

Telephone: 01264 886178

RAF manpower:

Telephone: 01494 496822

Tri-service manpower:

Telephone: 020 7807 8896

Civilian manpower:

Telephone: 020 7218 1359

Health statistics contacts

Telephone: 030 679 84423

Search and rescue statistics contacts

Telephone: 030 679 32100

Other statistics contacts

For: Formations, vehicles and aircraft, Military aid to civil authorities, Land holdings and accommodation and surveys.


Telephone: 020 7218 5888

Freedom of Information requests

If you require information which is not available within this or other available publications, you may wish to submit a Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. See guidance on how to make an FOI request.

You can also search for information released previously in MOD’s FOI responses.

UK Statistics Authority assessments

The UK Statistics Authority has assessed MOD’s National Statistics publications, including:

  • UK defence statistics compendium (report 210)
  • defence health publications (report 197)
  • defence personnel publications (report 186)
  • defence inflation (report 179)
  • Armed forces continuous attitude survey (report 162)
  • search and rescue callouts (report 155)

The assessment reports can all be found on the UKSA’s assessment reports page.