Which Country Has the Most Nurses per Population?

Nurses (Per 10,000 People) (persons), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2014, Switzerland ranked the highest in nurses per 10,000 inhabitants with 175 persons followed by Norway and Denmark. On the other end of the scale was Colombia with 10.6 persons, Indonesia with 11.6 persons and India with 12.5 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Nurses (Per 10,000 People) indicator page.

Nurses (Per 10,000 People) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia persons ... 101 100 ... 100 101 ...
Belgium persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 89.0 89.9 90.8 93.6 95.9 ... ...
Canada persons 91.2 92.9 93.3 92.6 93.9 ...
Denmark persons 149 156 158 160 163 ... ...
Finland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 131 135 138 141 142 ... ...
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 116 119 120 121 123 ...
Iceland persons 153 155 145 147 150
Japan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 96.4 ... 102 ... 106 ... ...
Luxembourg persons ... ... ... 111 110 113 121
New Zealand persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 97.2 96.9 100 101 99.3
Norway persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 140 159 161 164 166 ...
Slovenia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 78.3 80.1 81.6 83.0 81.4 ...
Sweden persons 110 110 111 111 112 ... ...
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 149 152 160 166 170 ...
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 96.8 98.4 96.3 84.8 83.5