The QLS publication produced by Defence Statistics Tri Service formally known as DASA (Defence Analytical Services and Advice), Ministry of Defence, was released on 22 August 2013 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. This is a quarterly publication presenting information on the stationed location of all UK Regular service and civilian personnel by UK Unitary Authority and Local Authority Area, as well as all international global locations. Data is presented for each Service by Officer / Rank breakdown and non industrial / industrial breakdowns for civilian personnel (including Trading Funds and Locally Engaged Civilians). It sources military data from the Ministry of Defence Joint Personnel Administration System (JPA) and civilian data from the Human Resource and Management System (HRMS).
Key Points and Trends
- At 1 July 2013, 88% of UK Regular Armed Forces and 93% of MOD civilians excluding LEC personnel were stationed in the UK.
- The strength of UK Regular Forces stationed in the UK fell by 8,340 (5.4%) between 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013 from 155,790 to 147,450. Over the same period, the number of UK civilian personnel decreased by 2,740 (4.9%) from 55,490 to 52,740.
- The strength of UK Regular Forces stationed overseas decreased from 22,130 to 20,290 (8.3%) between 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013. Over the same period, the number of MOD civilian personnel based overseas decreased from 11,030 to 9,940 (9.9%).
- The number of UK Regular Armed Forces personnel stationed in Germany continued to decrease from 16,480 to 14,940 (9.4%) between 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013 in line with the announcement made during the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). Despite this decrease, Germany still has the second largest population of MOD personnel after the UK.
For further information about these statistics, contact Defence Statistics Tri Service:
Telephone: 0207 807 8896
Future editions of this publication:
- 1 January 2014
Release date : 20 February 2014
- 1 April 2014
Release date : 22 May 2014
- 1 July 2014
Release date : 21 August 2014
- 1 October 2014
Release date : 20 November 2014
- 1 January 2015
Release date : 19 February 2015
- 1 April 2015
Release date : 21 May 2015