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 2,136 434 106 2,676
Army 4,622 1,653 374 6,649
Air Force 2,423 212 251 2,886
Defence - - 2,066 2,066
Total 9,181 2,299 2,797 14,277

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 31 March 2016

  Navy Army Air Force Regular Force Reserve Forces Civilians NZDF
Female 473 587 413 1,473 359 1,232 3,064
Male 1,663 4,035 2,010 7,708 1,940 1,565 11,213
Total 2,136 4,622 2,423 9,181 2,299 2,797 14,277
This page was last reviewed on 11 April 2016, and is current.