Number of personnel in the naval service in the UK 2012-2017

This statistic displays the total number of naval service personnel employed in the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines of the United Kingdom (UK) armed forces from 2012 to 2017. This period saw an annual decrease in personnel numbers from the peak in 2012 with approximately 35.5 thousand to approximately 32.5 thousand in 2016. Over these five years there was an overall reduction of 3,000 naval service personnel.

Number of personnel employed in Her Majesty's Naval Service of the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2017

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1, 2012 to April 1, 2017

Age group

16 years and older

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