Bulletin 2.01 is an annual publication information is broken down by Service, Officer/Rank, training indicator, gender and ethnicity. This publication uses data from the Ministry of Defence Joint Personnel Administration System (JPA) and Single Service legacy systems prior to the implementation of JPA.
Key Points and Trends
- The full-time trained strength of the UK Armed Forces was 160,710 at 1 April 2013, down 9,300 (5.5 per cent) since 1 April 2012 and down 29,560 (15.5 per cent) since 1 April 2000.
- The deficit between strength and requirement of full-time trained Armed Forces was 2,230 or 1.4 per cent at 1 April 2013. This deficit has decreased from 4,830 (2.8 per cent) at 1 April 2012 and decreased from 7,880 (4.0 per cent) 1 April 2000. The decrease in the deficit since 1 April 2012 is due to the fact that SDSR-driven requirements have reduced more quickly than the strength.
- At 1 April 2013 the percentage of Armed Forces personnel who were: a. Female was 9.7 per cent, remaining constant since 1 April 2012; b. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), with known ethnic origin, was 7.1 per cent, up 0.2 percentage points from 1 April 2012;
- The intake to UK Regular Forces from civil life was 14,370 in the financial year 2012/13. This was a decrease of 430 (2.9 per cent) when compared with 2011/12.
- The outflow from UK Regular Forces was 23,520 in the financial year 2012/13. This was an increase