Australia Military Size 1985-2021

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Australia military size for 2018 was 58,100.00, a 0.17% increase from 2017.
  • Australia military size for 2017 was 58,000.00, a 0.35% increase from 2016.
  • Australia military size for 2016 was 57,800.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Australia military size for 2015 was 57,800.00, a 1.85% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,379,800.00
South Korea 608,000.00
Italy 341,500.00
France 304,800.00
Japan 261,150.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Poland 196,700.00
Spain 196,350.00
Germany 181,400.00
Israel 177,500.00
United Kingdom 148,450.00
Greece 147,850.00
Chile 122,200.00
Argentina 105,200.00
Canada 72,400.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 58,100.00
Portugal 52,250.00
Oman 46,600.00
Netherlands 41,410.00
Hungary 39,800.00
Lithuania 39,550.00
Belgium 31,500.00
Panama 26,000.00
Finland 25,200.00
Kuwait 24,500.00
Norway 23,250.00
Austria 22,850.00
Czech Republic 22,245.00
Uruguay 22,100.00
Qatar 21,500.00
Switzerland 21,450.00
Bahrain 19,200.00
Croatia 18,200.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 15,850.00
Sweden 15,150.00
Denmark 14,500.00
New Zealand 9,400.00
Ireland 8,650.00
Brunei 8,200.00
Slovenia 7,250.00
Latvia 6,900.00
Estonia 6,700.00
Trinidad and Tobago 4,050.00
Luxembourg 1,900.00
Malta 1,750.00
Bahamas 1,300.00
Barbados 610.00
Seychelles 420.00
Antigua and Barbuda 180.00
Australia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 58,100.00 0.17%
2017 58,000.00 0.35%
2016 57,800.00 0.00%
2015 57,800.00 1.85%
2014 56,750.00 0.00%
2013 56,750.00 0.98%
2012 56,200.00 -1.49%
2011 57,050.00 0.88%
2010 56,552.00 0.00%
2009 56,552.00 2.82%
2008 55,000.00 0.00%
2007 55,000.00 7.84%
2006 51,000.00 -3.77%
2005 53,000.00 1.92%
2004 52,000.00 -2.99%
2003 53,600.00 5.30%
2002 50,900.00 -1.55%
2001 51,700.00 0.19%
2000 51,600.00 -8.19%
1999 56,200.00 -3.77%
1998 58,400.00 0.00%
1997 58,400.00 -0.68%
1996 58,800.00 2.98%
1995 57,100.00 -12.15%
1994 65,000.00 -4.41%
1993 68,000.00 0.00%
1992 68,000.00 0.00%
1991 68,000.00 0.00%
1990 68,000.00 -2.86%
1989 70,000.00 -0.57%
1985 70,400.00 -0.57%