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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Page: 11735

Defence Force Personnel

(Question No. 1063)


Mr Robert asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 18 June 2012:

How many Australian Defence Force personnel are (a) aged under 21 and single, and (b) aged over 21 and single.


Mr Stephen Smith: the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) As at 18 September 2012 there are 4,209 members without dependants undertaking full time service who are under 21 years of age (Navy 1,054, Army 2,659, and Air Force 496).

(b) As at 18 September 2012 there are 22,137 members without dependants undertaking full time service who are aged 21 years or older (Navy 6,231 Army 11,130 and Air Force 4,776).