|UKDS 2011 Introduction|
Welcome to the 2011 edition of UK Defence Statistics, the annual statistical compendium published by the Ministry of Defence.
Changes to UK Defence Statistics (UKDS) this year include a new section on Transparency, new data visualisations in Chapter 1, additional information on cadets and diversity (religion and sexual orientation) in the civilian workforce in Chapter 2, improved data quality on militarily useful British registered ships in Chapter 4 and improved data quality on Land Holdings in Chapter Five. The publication also reflects organisational changes in the Department including the replacement of Defence Estates by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
UK Defence Statistics (UKDS) is a National Statistics publication, produced according to the standards of the Official Statistics Code of Practice. However some of the tables in UKDS do not have National Statistics status – some are produced by areas outside of the scope of the Government Statistical Service; some do not yet meet all the quality standards of the Official Statistics Code of Practice; and others have not gone through the required assessment process to be classed as National Statistics. All such tables are clearly marked with explanatory notes.
This year UKDS is once again being issued as a web document only, due to financial constraints within the Ministry of Defence. Each table and chapter is available in pdf format which is suitable for printing. There is also a pdf version of the entire publication, and of the UKDS factsheet. As in 2010 we have also published Excel versions of each table, to allow the figures to be more easily reused. These can be accessed from the PDF and Excel versions page.
Defence Analytical Services and Advice (DASA) also publish a number of monthly and quarterly statistical bulletins; these are available on our web site or from the DASA contact points listed below.
DASA welcome feedback on our statistical products. If you have any comments or questions about UK Defence Statistics or about DASA statistics in general, you can contact us as follows:
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 to the Ministry of Defence via the following link:
Other contact points within Defence Analytical Services and Advice are:
The Head of DASA Web and Development Services is the Responsible Statistician for UKDS.
RoundingWhere rounding has been used, totals and sub-totals have been rounded separately and so may not equal the sums of their rounded parts. This also applies to Civilian personnel data expressed in terms of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE).
When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.