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 2,237 515 2,752
Army 4,760 1,864 6,624
Air Force 2,542 336 2,878
Defence - - 2,928 2,928
Total 9,539 2,715 2,928 15,182

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 1 April 2019

  Navy Army Air Force Regular Force Reserve Forces Civilians
Female 537 652 498 1,687 481 1,328
Male 1,700 4,108 2,044 7,852 2,234 1,600
Total 2,237 4,760 2,542 9,539 2,715 2,928
This page was last reviewed on 3 April 2019, and is current.