Armed Forces Personnel (Total) fell 1.41 % to 41.3 '000 in Netherlands in 2015

Armed Forces Personnel (Total) ('000)
Military & Defense | Netherlands | July 14, 2018
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Total armed forces personnel reached 41.3 '000 in 2015 in Netherlands, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 1.41 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total armed forces personnel in Netherlands reached an all time high of 106 '000 in 1989 and an all time low of 41.0 '000 in 2007. When compared to Netherlands's main peers, total armed forces personnel in Belgium amounted to 36.4 '000, 16.6 '000 in Denmark, 177 '000 in Germany and 152 '000 in United Kingdom in 2015.

Netherlands has been ranked 78th within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of total armed forces personnel, 8 places behind 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 (Total) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria '000 25.9 25.8 23.3 22.8 22.5
Belgium '000 39.5 35.7 34.1 30.7 37.5
Denmark '000 18.7 18.6 16.5 17.2 17.2
France '000 342 342 332 326 318
Germany '000 251 251 196 186 182
Ireland '000 10.5 10.5 8.90 9.35 9.35
Luxembourg '000 1.51 1.51 1.51 1.51 1.51
Netherlands '000 43.3 43.3 43.3 43.3 43.3
Norway '000 26.5 24.5 24.5 25.8 25.8
Poland '000 121 121 118 173 173
Sweden '000 21.9 21.2 21.3 16.1 16.1
United Kingdom '000 178 174 166 169 159