Which Country Has the Most Midwives?

Number of Midwives (persons), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 23 countries in 2014, United Kingdom ranked the highest in number of midwives with 32,215 persons followed by Japan and Poland. On the other end of the scale was Slovenia with 124 persons, Luxembourg with 195 persons and Iceland with 270 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Midwives indicator page.

Number of Midwives Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 19,688 19,641 ... ... 25,963 ...
Czech Republic persons 4,305 4,360 4,437 4,479 4,474 ...
Denmark persons 1,475 1,561 1,603 1,634 1,710 ... ...
Finland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,068 2,056 2,166 2,226 2,283 ... ...
France persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 19,516 20,215
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 18,000 18,000 19,000 19,000 19,000 ...
Hungary persons 1,652 1,708 1,750 1,746 1,716 ...
Japan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 24,777 ... 26,389 ... 28,350 ... ...
Netherlands persons 2,501 2,581 2,672 2,746 2,852 ... ...
New Zealand persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,396 2,465 2,429 2,528 2,800
Norway persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,414 2,514 2,571 2,652 2,722 ...
Poland persons 22,245 22,387 22,616 22,713 24,378 ...
Sweden persons ... 6,741 6,896 7,025 7,029 7,161 ... ...
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,165 2,314 2,232 2,323 2,446 ...
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 31,897 32,628 32,860 31,106 31,551