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Military > Personnel per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 North Korea 54.38 2005
2 Eritrea 41.61 2005
3 Singapore 39.15 2005
4 Brunei 29.91 2005
5 Israel 25.4 2005
6 Bahrain 23.88 2005
7 Syria 22.9 2005
8 Laos 22.28 2005
9 Lebanon 21.32 2005
10 Jordan 20.51 2005
11 Belarus 18.94 2005
12 Maldives 18.33 2000
13 Oman 18.24 2005
14 Djibouti 16.74 2005
15 Armenia 16.25 2005
16 Greece 15.13 2005
17 Switzerland 14.66 2005
18 Qatar 14.61 2005
19 South Korea 14.4 2005
20 Cambodia 14.3 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 13.81 2005
21 Libya 13.58 2005
22 United Arab Emirates 12.29 2005
23 Egypt 11.13 2005
24 Bulgaria 10.98 2005
25 Bhutan 10.63 2000
26 Burundi 10.55 2005
27 Cyprus 10.41 2005
28 Sri Lanka 10.18 2005
29 Norway 10.17 2005
30 Russia 10.14 2005
31 Kuwait 10.02 2005
32 Azerbaijan 9.77 2005
33 Burma 9.63 2005
34 Algeria 9.39 2005
35 Turkey 9.11 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 9 2003
36 Portugal 8.82 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 8.78 2005
37 Saudi Arabia 8.75 2005
38 Lithuania 8.49 2005
39 Iran 8.34 2005
40 Morocco 8.33 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 8.31 2005
41 Iraq 8.29 2005
42 Romania 8.18 2005
43 Colombia 7.78 2005
44 Italy 7.59 2005
45 Uruguay 7.49 2005
46 Bolivia 7.48 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 7.43 2005
47 Namibia 7.4 2005
48 Sao Tome and Principe 7.28 1999
49 Angola 7.13 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.11 2005
50 Chile 7.1 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 7.05 2005
51 Albania 7.04 2005
52 Croatia 6.98 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 6.89 2003
53 Yemen 6.85 2005
Europe average (profile) 6.81 2005
54 Somalia 6.77 2000
55 Cuba 6.73 2005
56 Mauritania 6.67 2005
57 Kazakhstan 6.67 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.43 2005
58 Thailand 6.42 2005
59 Mongolia 6.33 2005
60 Guinea-Bissau 6.33 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.29 2005
61 Vietnam 6.01 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 6 2005
62 Slovenia 6 2005
63 Estonia 5.94 2005
64 Finland 5.91 2005
65 Botswana 5.86 2005
66 Pakistan 5.83 2005
67 Ukraine 5.8 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 5.7 2005
European Union average (profile) 5.69 2005
68 France 5.68 2005
69 Peru 5.66 2005
70 Rwanda 5.62 2005
71 Turkmenistan 5.48 2005
72 Seychelles 5.43 2005
73 Georgia 5.27 2005
74 United States 5.23 2005
75 Malaysia 5.22 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 5.19 2005
76 Nepal 5.18 2005
77 Gabon 5.07 2005
78 Spain 5.07 2005
79 Malta 4.95 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 4.87 2005
80 Fiji 4.86 2005
81 Austria 4.86 2005
82 Tunisia 4.69 2005
83 Liberia 4.59 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.57 2005
84 Hungary 4.36 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.34 2005
85 Dominican Republic 4.28 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.27 2005
86 Poland 4.24 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.24 2005
87 Paraguay 4.23 2005
88 Costa Rica 4.08 2003
89 Zimbabwe 4.01 2005
90 Suriname 4 2005
91 Guyana 3.94 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.92 2005
92 Sudan 3.89 2005
93 Denmark 3.87 2005
94 Guatemala 3.79 2005
95 Slovakia 3.71 2005
96 Belize 3.68 2005
97 Netherlands 3.68 2005
98 Brazil 3.62 2005
99 United Kingdom 3.6 2005
100 Panama 3.57 2005
101 Belgium 3.53 2005
102 Chad 3.49 2005
failed states average (profile) 3.49 2005
103 Kyrgyzstan 3.49 2005
104 Uzbekistan 3.48 2005
105 Germany 3.46 2005
106 Ecuador 3.43 2005
107 Luxembourg 3.25 2005
108 Sweden 3.17 2005
109 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.09 2005
110 Venezuela 3.07 2005
111 Honduras 2.9 2005
112 China 2.88 2005
113 Swaziland 2.86 1999
South Asia average (profile) 2.85 2005
114 Moldova 2.78 2005
115 Czech Republic 2.74 2005
116 India 2.7 2005
117 Argentina 2.64 2005
118 El Salvador 2.63 2005
119 The Bahamas 2.61 2005
120 Australia 2.6 2005
121 Indonesia 2.59 2005
122 Nicaragua 2.57 2005
123 Sierra Leone 2.54 2005
124 Ireland 2.4 2005
125 Ethiopia 2.4 2005
126 Trinidad and Tobago 2.31 2005
127 Barbados 2.23 2005
128 Canada 2.2 2005
129 New Zealand 2.18 2005
130 Latvia 2.17 2005
131 Japan 2.13 2005
132 Cape Verde 2.09 2005
133 Antigua and Barbuda 2.06 2005
134 Tajikistan 1.91 2005
135 Mexico 1.84 2005
136 Bangladesh 1.76 2005
137 Togo 1.76 2005
138 Philippines 1.71 2005
139 Senegal 1.69 2005
140 Equatorial Guinea 1.66 2005
141 Uganda 1.64 2005
142 Mauritius 1.61 2005
143 Zambia 1.39 2005
144 Guinea 1.36 2005
145 Cameroon 1.27 2005
146 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.2 2005
147 Madagascar 1.2 2005
148 South Africa 1.19 2005
149 Nigeria 1.15 2005
150 Jamaica 1.13 2005
151 Cote d'Ivoire 1.09 2005
152 Afghanistan 1.09 2005
153 Lesotho 1.04 2005
154 East Timor 1.03 2004
155 Mali 1 2005
156 Benin 0.978 2005
157 Burkina Faso 0.838 2005
158 Kenya 0.81 2005
159 Niger 0.759 2005
160 Central African Republic 0.757 2005
161 Tanzania 0.721 2005
162 Haiti 0.589 2003
163 The Gambia 0.557 2005
164 Malawi 0.542 2005
165 Mozambique 0.524 2005
166 Papua New Guinea 0.492 2005
167 Iceland 0.345 2003
168 Ghana 0.327 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Personnel per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Personnel-per-1000

Military > Personnel per 1000: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Military > Personnel per 1000

  • Israel ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • Brunei ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Greece ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Eritrea ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • North Korea ranked first for personnel per 1000 globally in 2005.
  • Singapore ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • Belarus ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Bulgaria ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
  • Armenia ranked second for personnel per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Laos ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
  • Colombia ranked first for personnel per 1000 amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2005.
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