Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 0.792% in World in 2015

Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Military & Defense | World | July 14, 2018
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Armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce reached 0.792 % in 2015 in World, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 0.78 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce in World reached an all time high of 1.17 % in 1995 and an all time low of 0.792 % in 2015. When compared to World's main peers, armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce in China amounted to 0.353 %, 0.413 % in Germany, 0.396 % in Japan and 0.834 % in USA in 2015.

World has been ranked 83rd within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces, if their training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.

Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria % 0.602% 0.540% 0.524% 0.512% 0.510%
Belgium % 0.731% 0.699% 0.625% 0.755% 0.754%
Canada % 0.347% 0.345% 0.343% 0.337% 0.358%
China % 0.378% 0.376% 0.382% 0.381% 0.381%
France % 1.15% 1.11% 1.08% 1.05% 1.03%
Germany % 0.598% 0.470% 0.446% 0.430% 0.421%
India % 0.558% 0.559% 0.572% 0.566% 0.556%
Japan % 0.391% 0.394% 0.396% 0.394% 0.393%
Mexico % 0.656% 0.638% 0.618% 0.599% 0.613%
Poland % 0.673% 0.652% 0.947% 0.945% 0.939%
Russia % 1.87% 1.77% 1.78% 1.65% 1.69%
South Korea % 2.61% 2.57% 2.53% 2.50% 2.33%
USA % 1.000% 0.967% 0.942% 0.901% 0.864%
World % 0.889% 0.876% 0.864% 0.824% 0.816%