The Ministry of Defence estimates that in 2015 there were 2.56 million UK Armed Forces veterans residing in households across Great Britain (GB), of which 270,000 were female veterans. Of those, we estimate that 127,000 female veterans were under 65 years old, and 143,000 were older.
The numbers of female veterans living in GB by region (for England only) and in Scotland and Wales is provided below, estimated to the nearest thousand.
Number of Female Veterans
North East - 11,000
North West - 28,000
Yorkshire and the Humber - 29,000
East Midlands - 16,000
West Midlands - 22,000
East of England - 19,000
London - 11,000
South East - 50,000
South West - 43,000
Scotland - 24,000
Wales - 18,000
Total - 270,000
Source: Office of National Statistics 2015 Annual Population Survey
The sum of the parts does not equal the total due to rounding.
Information on the numbers of female veterans by county and by Service is not currently available.