Which Country Has the Most Nurses & Midwives per Population?

Nurses and Midwives (Per 1,000 People), 2016 or latest
Health Care | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 109 countries in 2016, Monaco ranked the highest in nurses and midwives per 1,000 people with 20.5 followed by Switzerland and Norway. On the other end of the scale was Somalia with 0.078, Philippines with 0.240 and Bangladesh with 0.267.

Data for more countries are available at Nurses and Midwives (Per 1,000 People) indicator page.

Nurses and Midwives (Per 1,000 People) Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Australia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.59 10.1 10.1 12.3 12.3
Belarus ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.0 11.0 11.3 11.3 11.4 ... ...
Belgium ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.97 10.3 10.5 10.7 11.0
Denmark ... 16.1 16.3 16.6 16.8 17.0 ... ...
Finland ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14.3 14.5 14.6 14.8 15.0 ... ...
Germany ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12.6 12.8 12.9 13.3 13.6 ...
Iceland ... ... ... ... 15.3 15.6 15.8 16.2 16.2
Japan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.4 11.8 10.8 ... 11.2 ... ...
Luxembourg ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.4 11.6 12.3 12.3 12.3 ...
Monaco ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.9 18.1 19.0 20.5 ... ...
New Zealand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.7
Norway ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.6 16.9 17.1 17.2 17.4 ...
Sweden ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.8 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.9 ... ...
Switzerland ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.3 16.9 17.2 17.6 17.8 ...
Uzbekistan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12.6 12.7 12.6 12.6 12.5 ... ...