Census Data

South West: Previously served in the UK armed forces

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000009

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Key Facts

All Residents 5,701,186
Male 2,789,635
Female 2,911,551
Households 2,448,881
Population Density (people/km2) 239.2
Table Codets071
Issued2022-12-13
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options5

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by whether or not they have previously served in the UK armed forces. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.

Summary

Identifies people who have previously served in the UK armed forces. This includes those who have served for at least one day in armed forces, either regular or reserves, or Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations.

Quality Statement

Many who have previously served in the UK armed forces will be older males because of National Service. We applied extra quality assurance to correct some answers from currently serving personnel.

More information at the ONS website

UK armed forces veteran indicator: Total: All usual residents 4,735,843
Previously served in UK armed forces 212,657
Previously served in UK reserve armed forces 40,584
Previously served in both regular and reserve UK armed forces 11,509
Has not previously served in any UK armed forces 4,471,093

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