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 2,149 459 109 2,717
Army 4,647 1,722 363 6,732
Air Force 2,453 237 252 2,942
Defence - - 2,141 2,141
Total 9,249 2,418 2,865 14,532

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 April 2017

  Navy Army Air Force Regular Force Reserve Forces Civilians NZDF
Female 477 618 436 1,531 396 1,267 3,194
Male 1,672 4,029 2,017 7,718 2,022 1,598 11,338
Total 2,149 4,647 2,453 9,249 2,418 2,865 14,532
This page was last reviewed on 18 May 2017, and is current.