NZDF

Personnel Summary

The New Zealand Defence Force has three primary personnel groups:

  • Regular Force
  • Reserve Forces
  • Civilians (including civilians working overseas employed by NZDF).

Regular Force       Reserve Force        Civilian           Total
Navy 2,244 557 2,801
Army 4,705 1,839 6,544
Air Force 2,525 312 2,837
Defence - - 3,023 3,023
Total 9,474 2,708 3,023 15,205

Notes (*): A number of NZDF civilians are in roles that are not in a particular service but are in generic Defence roles.

Personnel Composition by Gender as at  4 October 2019

  Navy Army Air Force Regular Force Reserve Forces Civilians
Female 554 648 500 1,702 475 1,362
Male 1,690 4,057 2,025 7,772 2,233 1,661
Total 2,244 4,705 2,25 9,474 2,708 3,023
This page was last reviewed on 6 October 2019.