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Which Country Has the Most Nurses & Midwives per Population?

Nurses and Midwives (Per 1,000 People), 2018 or latest
Health Care | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 153 countries in 2018, Belgium ranked the highest in nurses and midwives per 1,000 people with 19.5 followed by Norway and Switzerland. On the other end of the scale was Guatemala with 0.074, Guinea with 0.124 and Madagascar with 0.146.

Average nurses and midwives per 1,000 people reached 3.82 in 2018 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 24.4 % less than in the previous year and 4.73 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average nurses and midwives per 1,000 people reached an all time high of 3.82 in 2018 and an all time low of 2.92 in 2000. The average annual growth amounted to 1.22 % since 1990.

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

Nurses and Midwives (Per 1,000 People) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.1 11.9 12.1 12.2 12.4 ...
Belgium ... ... ... ... ... 10.6 10.9 11.2 11.8 12.0
Chile ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.23 11.0 11.2
Finland ... 14.6 14.6 14.7 ... 14.7 ... ...
France ... 9.69 9.98 10.3 10.6 10.9
Germany ... ... 12.2 12.5 12.8 12.9 13.1 ...
Iceland 15.7 16.1 16.1 16.3 15.2
Ireland ... ... 12.6 12.3 15.8 16.4 15.6 ...
Japan ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.7 ... 11.5 ... 12.0 ...
Luxembourg ... ... 12.3 12.3 12.4 12.3 12.2 ...
New Zealand ... ... ... ... 10.5 12.3 11.8 12.0 12.1
Norway ... ... ... ... 17.1 17.2 17.4 17.9 18.0
Sweden 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.8 ...
Switzerland ... ... 15.9 16.2 16.4 16.9 17.3 ...
USA ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.83 8.55 ... ...