UK armed forces biannual diversity statistics: 2019

December, 2019

This is a biannual publication containing statistics on diversity declaration and representation of protected characteristics for military personnel employed by the Ministry of Defence.


This statistical release presents information relating to the gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion and age of Military Personnel employed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This publication meets the Department's obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty to provide information on its workforce identified by the Equality Act 2010. Information is provided on the number of Military Personnel in (defined as the strength), joining (intake) and leaving (outflow) the UK Armed Forces. Statistics are included for UK Regular Forces and Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) personnel. Further statistics can be found in the Excel Tables which accompany this report. Some statistics which were previously published in the Diversity Dashboard (Military), Annual and Quarterly Personnel Reports, Service Personnel Bulletin 2.01, Annual maternity report and the UK Reserve Forces and Cadets report can now be found in this publication.

Full Reference

Ministry of Defence, 2019. UK Armed Forces Biannual Diversity Statistics 1 October 2019. Available at: <>.

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