Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) fell 0.700% to 0.817% in the World in 2015

Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2015
Military & Defense | World | July 14, 2018
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Armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce fell 0.700% to 0.817% in the World in 2015, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database.

Historically, armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce in the World reached an all time high of 1.19% in 1995 and an all time low of 0.817% in 2015. When compared to World's main peers, armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce in China amounted to 0.360%, 0.414% in Germany, 0.391% in Japan and 0.838% in USA in 2015.

World has been ranked th within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce.

Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 0.540% 0.524% 0.512% 0.510% 0.479%
Belgium % 0.700% 0.626% 0.756% 0.754% 0.727%
Canada % 0.345% 0.343% 0.337% 0.358% 0.342%
China % 0.376% 0.381% 0.380% 0.380% 0.360%
France % 1.11% 1.08% 1.05% 1.04% 1.01%
Germany % 0.470% 0.446% 0.430% 0.421% 0.414%
India % 0.574% 0.591% 0.584% 0.574% 0.574%
Japan % 0.394% 0.396% 0.394% 0.393% 0.391%
Mexico % 0.638% 0.618% 0.600% 0.613% 0.600%
Poland % 0.652% 0.947% 0.945% 0.939% 0.942%
Russia % 1.79% 1.80% 1.67% 1.71% 1.98%
South Korea % 2.57% 2.53% 2.50% 2.33% 2.31%
USA % 0.968% 0.942% 0.902% 0.865% 0.838%
World % 0.882% 0.870% 0.830% 0.822% 0.817%