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Armed Forces Personnel (Total) rose 8.81% to 22.9 '000 in Austria in 2018

Armed Forces Personnel (Total) ('000), 2018
Military & Defense | Austria | January 1, 2021
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Total armed forces personnel rose 8.81% to 22.9 '000 in Austria in 2018, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database.

Historically, total armed forces personnel in Austria reached an all time high of 55.8 '000 in 1996 and an all time low of 21.0 '000 in 2017. When compared to Austria's main peers, total armed forces personnel in Germany amounted to 181 '000, 39.8 '000 in Hungary, 342 '000 in Italy and 21.5 '000 in Switzerland in 2018.

Austria has been ranked 97th within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of total armed forces personnel, 13 places below the position seen 10 years ago.

Armed Forces Personnel (Total) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Austria '000 22.8 22.5 22.5 21.4 22.4
Belgium '000 30.7 37.5 37.6 36.4 33.8
Czech Republic '000 26.8 24.1 24.8 25.1 23.2
France '000 326 318 312 306 306
Germany '000 186 182 179 177 179
Hungary '000 38.5 38.5 38.5 38.5 39.8
Italy '000 360 360 357 357 357
Poland '000 173 173 173 173 178
Slovakia '000 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9
Slovenia '000 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.2 13.2
Switzerland '000 22.7 21.3 20.8 21.0 21.0