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.
Access MOD statistics
- see our latest releases and search our statistics
- see our statistics by topic
- see our archived statistics in the UK Government Web Archive
A public consultation on the cessation of the UK defence statistics compendium and factsheet was held between November and December 2015. The results of the consultation are now being 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.
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.
- Defence Statistics pre-release access list
- Defence Statistics glossary of terms and abbreviations
- Defence Statistics policies
Subscribe to email alerts
Would you like to be added to our email contact lists, so that we can inform you about updates to statistics and consult you if we’re thinking of making changes? To subscribe to updates please email us at email@example.com, telling us which statistics you’re particularly interested in.
Head of Defence Statistics – WDS
Defence Statistics (WDS)
MOD Main Building,
Floor 3 Zone K,
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By telephone: 020 7807 8792
Financial and economic statistics contacts
Defence Expenditure Analysis:
Telephone: 030 679 34529
Telephone: 030 679 32100
Personnel statistics contacts
Naval service manpower:
Telephone: 02392 625956
Telephone: 01264 886178
Telephone: 01494 496822
Telephone: 020 7807 8896
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.