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 2,184 528 2,712
Army 4,655 1,812 6,467
Air Force 2,489 249 2,738
Defence - - 2,969 2,969
Total 9,328 2,589 2,969 14,886

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 30 June 2019

  Navy Army Air Force Regular Force Reserve Forces Civilians
Female 527 639 485 1,651 455 1,351
Male 1,657 4,016 2,004 7,677 2,134 1,618
Total 2,184 4,655 2,489 9,328 2,589 2,969
This page was last reviewed on 4 July 2019.