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Australian defence force employment statistics (May 1979)



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[ FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1979 NO. 140/79

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, · AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

' . (MAY 1979)

The total strength of the Permanent Defence Force

was 70,238 at the end of May 1979, compared with 70,329 at

the end of April 1979, the Minister for Defence', Mr D.J. Killen,

said today. .

The strengths of the individual Services were:

Navy 16,596; Army 31>794; and Air Force 21,848. The overall

strength was 23 below the 1978/79 target level of 70,261.

The Permanent Defence Force

Mr Killen said that enlistments for the month totalled

667 comprised of 568 male and 99 female enlistments. During ) ; .

^May there were 60 male officer resignations. . ^

Reserve Forces

At the end of May, Reserve Forces with training

obligations totalled 24,480.

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Further Inquiries: Mr Bruce Davis 65 2999 (office hours)

82 2270 (after hours).

ΤΑ'ΡΤ,Ε .Μο. ’·Î¹ :__ COuFOOTTiO:; OP PERM ΑΝ ΕSit DEFENCE FORCE ( η )

END MAY 79 END APR 79 e :: i) m a r 79 END FEB 79 END MAY 78

NAVY

Male - Officers 1,979 1,988 1,993 2,006 1,903

Sailors 12,265 12,260 12,264 12,140 12,133

Cadets 397 402 4 H 406 413

Apprentices 699 700 703 819 465

Junior Recruits 319 32Ο 201 26l 578

Total 15,659 15,670 15,572 15,632 115,492

Female - Officers 74 72 75 76 76

WRANS (b) 863 828 838 791 759

Total 937 900 913 867 • 835

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TOTAL NAVY . . 16,596 16,570 16,485 16,499 16,327 |

ARMY ■ |

Male - Officers 4,149 4,167 4,186 4,209 4,112

Other Ranks 24,729 24,753 24,725 24,737 25,104

Cadets . 481 488 493 507 531

Apprentices . 880 900 919 942 709

Total 30,239 30,308 30,323 30,395 30,456

Female -- Officers 235 233 234 231 196 |

Other Ranks (b) 1,520 1,351 1,317 1,342 1,310

Total 1,555 1,594 1,551 1,573 1,506

TOTAL ARMY 31,794 31,892 31,874 31,968 31,962 |

AIR FORCE .

Hale -- Officers

3,313 3,329 3,347 3,376 3,409

Airmen 16,272 16,269 16,211 16,222 16,139

Cadets 377 381 383 585 327

Apprentices 362 371 416 423 350

■ . T ot al 20,324 20,350 20,357 20,406 20,225

Female - Officers 157 150 144 142 146

Airwomen (b) 1,367 1,367 1,328 1,343 1,227

• Total 1,524 1,517 1,472 1,485 1 ,37.3 1

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TOTAL AIR FORCE 21,848 21,867 21,829 21,891 21,598 j

(a) Citirten Forces and Reserves on full time duty are included in the -appropriate . personnel enter;cry. . · ' .

(b) Female Officer C a d e t a r e included in Other Ranks. '

ΤΑΠ,Β No. 4-: ENLISTMENTS DURING FEE NOHNi OP________ MAY 1979 ( a )

NAVY AhMY AIR FORCE TCT AL

MALES ·

. General Enlistment (b) 102 308 152 542

Officers

Direct. Entrants - 5 8 13

Un.dcrgrn.duatc Entrants .

Officer Cadets (c)

- - ■ 3 3

College/Academy _ ' .

Other Officer Trainees

7 2 . 9

Other Cat eggories

Apprentices - ' - - . -

Navy Junior Recruits . .

Citizen Forces arid Reserves

■ *

■ on full time duty - Officers 1 - - 1

. - Other Ranks ,

FEMA1.ES

“ : — ■ - -

Direct Entrants · . . 3 . 3 7 13

Other Ranks

Citizen Forces and Reserves

48 - ■ 37 85

on full time duty - Officers

«· -· ■ 1 1

· - Other Ranks

TOTAL ENLISTMENTS (d) ' 161 318 188 667

(a) En3.istnents refer· to personnel actually taken on strength during the month« . Extensions of short service commissions, re-engagements and movementε betv:eon categories are excluded.

(b) Includes Adult Recruits (ilavy), Male Other Ranks (Amy) and Male Airmen. (Air Force).· ■ Details of general enlistments for previous periods are provided in Table No. 6 . .

' c) Excludes Cadets entering from vfithin the Service. .

(d) Details of total enlistments for previous periods are provided in Table No. g. In addition 22 Navy, g Army and 5 ' Air Force personnel -were taker. . back on strength during; the month. ■ ■ . . '

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\ u m APIA Alii FORCE TOTAL

Actual Strength (a)

End May 1979 16,596 51,794

21,848 70,238

End . April 1979 16,570 51,892 21,867 70,529

Change during May + 26 - 98 - 19 - 91

Target· Strengtb

30 June 1979 (b) 16,550 51,910 21,821 70,261

(a) Includes all permanent mothers of the Aus trail oil Defence "force, including members of the Australian Defence force semlny with tho BiO Defence force which total 52 Davy, ιγ5 Army, and 30 Air force. Citizen Forces and Deserves on full time duty are included. Illegal absentees are excluded. .

(b) Turret, strengths are those provided for in the Dvdyet of the Australian Government. . ■

TABLE Ho. 2: nG’ vOSTTTOJi 0? PFRhAFBT DEFENCE FORGE (a) ' iilT MAY 1979 ~~~ ‘

DAVY AHI-3 AIR FORCE TOTAL

HALES ■

Officers . · 1,979 4,149 5,515 9,441

Other Ranks . ' 12,265 24,729 16,272 55,266

Cadets 597 481 577 1,255

Apprentices (d) » 699 880 562 1,941

Junior Recruits 519 - - 519

Total hales 15,659 50,239 20,524

66,222

FEMALES

Officers 74 235 157

466

Other Ranks (b) 863

1,320 1,567 5,550

Total Females (c) 957

1,555 - 1,524 4,016

TOTAL PFRLAIEIiT FORCE 16,596 51,794 21,848 70,238

(a) Details for· .previous months are provided in fable No. 3. Citizen Forces and Reserves on full tine duty are included , in the appropriate personnel category.

(b) Female Officer Cadets are included with Other Panics.

(c) This figure exclude? 27 Davy, 40 Army and 55 Air Force females on

Fat emit y Leave. ;

(d) For .Air Force includes apprentices undergoing training at Apprentice School, basically Virst and Second Year Apprentices. For Eavy and Army, includes First, Second, Third and Fourth Year Apprentices. ,

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.TABIiEJio. [r:- TOTAL KRLISTKEhTS (a )

PERIOD . ;: avy ALLY AIR FORCE TOT A]

Quarter ending

MARCH 1977 765 1,794 1,050 5,589

MARCH 1978 672 1,717 775 5,162

JUNE 1978 507 742 638 1,687

SEPTEMBER 1978 402 940 555 1,697

DECEMBER 1978 564 401 585 1,148

MARCH 1979 772 1,472 866 5,110

Month of -FEBRUARY 1979 87 . 566 240 695

MARCH 1979 141 275 108 522

APRIL 1979 241 360 216 817

MAY 1979 161 .

00 Λ 188 667

(a) Enlistments refer to personnel actually taken on strength during the month. Illegal absentees taken back on strength, extensions of short service commissions, re-engagements and movements between categories are excluded*

TAILS No.· 6 : KALE GENERAL SIILISTMEHTS (a)

PERIOD NAVY ARMY AIR FORCE TOTAL ■

Quarter ending -MARCH 1977 188 1,267 438 1,895

MARCH 1978 147 1,172 ' 382 1,701

JUNE 1978 214 645 462 1,519

SEPTEMBER 1978 214 811 259 1,284

DECEMBER 1978 186 557 290 815

. MARCH 1979 250 920 585 1,555

Month of -FEBRUARY 1979 77 527 151 555 ·

MARCH ' 1979 66 26l 100 . 427

APRIL ' ■

1979 119 308 ■ 144 571 j

MAY

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1979 102 308 152 542

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(a) Enlistments refer to personnel actually taken on strength during the month, illegal ntrunbuns taken hack: on strength, re-engagements and movements bat neon cat egor!os arc excluded. ■

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N A V Y . ARMY

AIR FORCE

TOTAL

oUrn ../Vivt '

Males - Officers . 10 23 51 64

Other Bank::·, . . . 115*· 357 137 609

Cadets . 12 9 3 24

Females' -- Officers 1 1 1 3

Other Ranks . 19 32 40 91

Cadets . . - "

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TOTAL 1 ■

157 422 212 791

MALES . ■ · . . .

NAVY ARMY

AIR FORCE

TOTAL

Officers -

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Age Retirement (u)

• Resignation - Early Retirement

- - - -

. with full pension (c) 4 8 8 20

. with partial pension (d) 1 6 5 12

Without Pension 5 8 9 20

Short Service Commission - Completion _ - 1 1

Resignation 2 - ; 6 8

Other - Medical/heatl , . : 1 — 1

Reserves on Full Time Duty (o.) - - 1 1

Termination of Appointment - - 1 1

; Total 10 23 31 64

! ■ Other Ranks -With at least 20 years’ service -Completion of Engagement 12 3 5 ,

37

20

Own Request 6 30 73

Age Retirement ’ ' 1 1 2

With less than 20 years’ service -Completion 'of; Engagement Vs) 18 152 35 205

Own Request . ' 29 56 8 93

Age Retirement ■ ■ - 1 1 . 2

Trainees (f) 9 39 29 77

Other V O . 41 75 21 137

Total' . 115 =357 137 609

Cadets ~ . '

Total 12 9 3 24

total Μ /·.!,·:;:· . ■ '

! 137 389 171 697,

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FKFALES·' ■ ·

NAVY t Aio.y AIR FORCE

1 j TOT.^L

Officer:; -Arc Retirement (b) '

Resignation - Eaxl.y Retirement

. with full pension (c)

o. with partial pension (d)

.Without Pension

.Short Service Comission - Completion *

. | Resignation

Other - Medical/Death

Reserves on Full Time Duty (e)

Termination of Appointment

Total

1

1

1

1

1

1

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1 : 13Other Ranks - .With at least 20 years' service - :Completion of Engagement .Own Request . -' - - -• Age Retirement ■ . . mu -■ «» , -With less than 20 years' service - °- Completion of Engagement (e) 4 * 20 7 31Own Request 5 9 9 23Age retirement . - - , -Trainees (:") ' 1 2 12 15Other (g) . 9 1 12 22Total 19 32 40 . 91Cadets - ■T ot alj . ' - - ·/ „ i ; -TOTAL FEMALES 20 33 41 94(a) Wastage ·comprises all personnel taken off strength during the month. Movements he in·; eon categories are excluded. -(h)■ Comprises all separations at or above retirement age. ■(c) Officers i . ’ho resign before age retirement for rank, having served a minimum c:20 years, and having' reached a·notional age for rank as provided for under DFRDB legisjation. ■(d) Officers who, having served a minimum of ?„C years, resign before reaching ^ notional retiring age for rank, and who therefore incur a pension penalty.(e) Includes Citizen Forces and reserves on Full lime Duty completing engagement.(f) Comprises restate for all reasons of other ranks on recruit and initialemployment t rain in ;. ’ . ■(g; Includes discharge:.: for modical reasons, deaths, illegal' absentees and . ho ruin otic,::.;; of oiler than trainees.

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Retortion Rate for Month of '

Annual Retention ' Rate (b) From

Average Rate foi Monthly Rete ’ Six Months

mt’ i on Ending

MAY 79 JUNE 78 MAY 79 MAY 78, MAY 77

NAVY

Hales - Officers 99.5 94.0 99.4 99.1 99.5

198.7 Other Ranks 99.2 89.5 99.2 98.9

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Females - Officers 98.6 85.2 98.7 98.7 199.1

- Other Ranks 98.6 74.0 98.0 97.5 * 97.0

ARMY

Males - Officers 99.5

99.5 ♦

Other Ranks 98.9 98.9

Fen a 3. es - Officers N O T A f A I I A B ]j E 98.7 98.5

Other Ranks ■ - 98.0 . 98.5 1

ATR FORCE

Males - Officers . 99.1 92.2 99.2 99.4 99.5

Other Ranks 99.5 91.6 99.5 99.1 99.2

Females - Officers 100.0 81.4 97.6 98.2 ■ 98.4

■ ■ Other Ranks 97.7 74.6 98.1 97.6 98.0

(a) Retention rater. are calculated an thc ratio of personnel retained

(b)

to average· si; renyth for the month* Figures exclude cadet s, other . ranks on recruit and initial employment training, and Citizen Forces and Reserves on full rime duty. ,t '

Trvis expresses. month! y retention rates as an annual figure based.on currulativo data 'from the date shown. ■ I '

Τ.λ'13 ho. Ι.'.Ι,Î’ OFFICER ΑΤΤΌΤΛΤΙΟ .3 FKOih pe.f. a: ά : dsfeice iorcs (a) "

PivJhh I W J ' i' ARMY ■ 1 AIR FORCE TOT/E

' Qn.a.iTer emlinz; -MARCH 1977 18 53 48 119

MARCH . · · , 1978 48 63 64 175

JUNE 1978 19 . 36 42 97

SEPTEMBER 1978 18 42 58 118

DECEMBER 1978 13 40 28 81

MARCH

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1979 35 75 73 183

Month of - '

FEBRUARY 1979 12 25 30 67

MARCH 1979 > 5 28 26 67

APRIL 1979 10 16 19 45

MAY . 1979 10 22 28 60

TABLE ho. 10: TALE OFFICER RESICRMPIOFS BY RANK

FOR THESE FORTES F.iTDED MAY___________ { a } _ ■

AIR FORCE

CM DR. &·, above

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Total

1978

LI C OL 1 above

LT & belov;

Total

TOCDR A above

FLOOFF C: V elov

Tot el

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defence reserv e .STRENGTHS (a)

TABLE NO. 11: RESERVE COMPONENTS WITH TRAINING OBLIGATIONS . END_________ ]WA-y 1970____________

NAVY. . OFFICERS OTHER RANKS TOTAL '

Citizen Naval Forces -Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANK)

. Attached to Reserve Training

Establishment .

522 672 994

. Mercantile Marine , ,

47 - 47

TOTAL 367 672 , 1,041

ARMY ' ■

Australian Regular Army Reserve (A R A E R ) 135 135

Citizen Military Forces (t>) (CMF) 3*097 19,721 22,818

TOTAL

3*097 19,856 22,953

AIR FORCE .

Active Citizen Air Force (ACAF) 102 • 384 486

TOTAL RESERVES WITH TRAINING OBLIGATIONS 5,568 20,912 24,480

(a) Includes emergency elements (b) Includes non-effectives totalling 1028 TABLE NO. 12: RESERVE COMPONENTS VWITHOUT TRAINING OBLIGATIONS END MAY 1979

NAVY OFFICERS OTHER RANKS TOTAL

Citizen Naval Forces - . Royal Australian Naval Emergency List (RANEM) 590 - 590

Royal Australian Fleet Reserve (RAFR) - 1,090 1,090

Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR) . Unattached 563 92 655

Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Reserve (WRANSR) 27 294 321

TOTAL 1,180 1,476 2,656

ARMY

Reserve Citizen Military Forces (RCMF) 2,474 ■ ■ . _ 2,474

Australian Regular Army Reserve (A R A R ) 288 1,917 2,205

TOTAL ■ ' ' 2,762 1,917 4,679

AIR FORCE

Citizen Air Force General Reserve 2,369 4,619 6S988

TOTAL RESERVES WITHOUT TRAINING OBLIGATIONS ■

6,311 8,012 14,323