resources: facts & figures

national statistics
Ministry of Defence statistics

The Ministry of Defence publishes National and Official Statistics on a range of defence related topics.  

numbers in the armed forces, intake, outflow by age, sex etc, casualities and health reports, UK defence statistics.
Ministry of Defence freedom of information releases

Disclosures under the FOI Act.

Various including court martials for desertion & AWOL statistics, conscientious objectors statistics, recruitment for particular geographical areas etc. Also information on how to make a FOI request.
Operations in Afghanistan: British Fatalities

A Ministry of Defence factsheet

Afghanistan UK military and civilian casualty and fatality tables
surveys
Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey

Published by the MoD It provides a tri-Service perspective of Service personnel attitudes, opinions and circumstances on important Service conditions. The survey is one of the MoD's main vehicles to collect attitudinal information; it informs changes to Service personnel policies across MOD.

detailed annual report covering many aspects of life in the armed forces
Recruit Trainee Survery

An annual survey of trainees in the army, navy and air force.

Covers background, perceptions of training, facilities and food, support, fairness of treatment and hopes for the future
Public poll on minimum age of armed forces recruitment

A 2013 national ICM poll found that 70 per cent of respondents who expressed a view thought the minimum army recruitment age should be at least 18. Only 18% of all respondents thought that the army recruitment age should be as low as 16 years old, as it currently is.

ICM poll
freedom of information request
Ministry of Defence freedom of information releases

Disclosures under the FOI Act.

Various including court martials for desertion & AWOL statistics, conscientious objectors statistics, recruitment for particular geographical areas etc. Also information on how to make a FOI request.
FOI requests on conscientious objection and the British armed forces Information obtained by War Resisters International in 2007, not previously in the public domain. procedure relating to conscientious objection in the army, navy and RAF. Also details of the general armed forces policy on conscientious objection.
FOI data for British Army visits to schools in selected areas from September 2010 to July/August 2012

Disclosures under the FOI Act

Information on individual visits to schools and colleges compiled byt the British Army
FOI data for Royal Navy visits to schools in selected areas from September 2010 to July/August 2012

Disclosures under the FOI Act

Information on individual visits to schools and colleges compiled byt the Royal Navy
FOI data for RAF visits to schools in selected areas from September 2010 to July/August 2012

Disclosures under the FOI Act

Information on individual visits to schools and colleges compiled byt the RAF
other
ForcesWatch Armed Forces Factsheet

Facts and figures about the UK armed forces including information on number of personnel, military spending, recruitment, terms of service, conscientious objection, job satisfaction, and risk of death, serious harm and pychiatric harm. All references are fully sourced.

Compilation of facts and figures