Official Statistics

UK armed forces maternity report

Maternity statistics for UK armed forces personnel for officer and other ranks.



This report is no longer being published. Statistics previously published in this report can now be found in Biannual diversity statistics.

The UK armed forces maternity report contains maternity information for naval service, army and RAF personnel including officer and other ranks.

There have been some revisions to previous years’ data within the 2012 edition of the maternity report, this affects some of the figures reported from 2007 onwards. Any figures affected have been marked in the publication as revised, in line with Defence Statistics revisions policy.

The revisions have been made to include detail on the numbers returning from maternity leave missing from previous reports and implement a consistent definition of outflow in line with other Defence Statistics publications. No previously published publications have been revised. See the Revisions section of the 2012 report for more details on this revision.

Published 31 January 2012
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added information about a related public consultation.
  2. Added the Maternity report for 2012.
  3. First published.