Ghana 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.
  • Ghana military size for 2018 was 15,500.00, a 3.13% decline from 2017.
  • Ghana military size for 2017 was 16,000.00, a 3.23% increase from 2016.
  • Ghana military size for 2016 was 15,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Ghana military size for 2015 was 15,500.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
Ghana Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 15,500.00 -3.13%
2017 16,000.00 3.23%
2016 15,500.00 0.00%
2015 15,500.00 0.00%
2014 15,500.00 0.00%
2013 15,500.00 0.00%
2012 15,500.00 0.00%
2011 15,500.00 0.00%
2010 15,500.00 0.00%
2009 15,500.00 10.71%
2008 14,000.00 0.00%
2007 14,000.00 100.00%
2005 7,000.00 0.00%
2004 7,000.00 0.00%
2003 7,000.00 0.00%
2002 7,000.00 0.00%
2001 7,000.00 -12.50%
2000 8,000.00 0.00%
1999 8,000.00 0.00%
1998 8,000.00 0.00%
1997 8,000.00 -44.83%
1996 14,500.00 13.28%
1995 12,800.00 82.86%
1994 7,000.00 0.00%
1993 7,000.00 0.00%
1992 7,000.00 -22.22%
1991 9,000.00 0.00%
1990 9,000.00 -43.75%
1989 16,000.00 5.96%
1985 15,100.00 5.96%