Ireland Military Size 1985-2022

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.
  • Ireland military size for 2019 was 9,000.00, a 4.05% increase from 2018.
  • Ireland military size for 2018 was 8,650.00, a 3.89% decline from 2017.
  • Ireland military size for 2017 was 9,000.00, a 1.1% decline from 2016.
  • Ireland military size for 2016 was 9,100.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Ireland Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 9,000.00 4.05%
2018 8,650.00 -3.89%
2017 9,000.00 -1.10%
2016 9,100.00 0.00%
2015 9,100.00 0.00%
2014 9,100.00 -2.67%
2013 9,350.00 0.00%
2012 9,350.00 5.06%
2011 8,900.00 -14.91%
2010 10,460.00 0.00%
2009 10,460.00 4.60%
2008 10,000.00 0.00%
2007 10,000.00 0.00%
2006 10,000.00 0.00%
2005 10,000.00 0.00%
2004 10,000.00 -3.85%
2003 10,400.00 -0.95%
2002 10,500.00 0.00%
2001 10,500.00 -8.70%
2000 11,500.00 0.00%
1999 11,500.00 0.00%
1998 11,500.00 -9.45%
1997 12,700.00 0.00%
1996 12,700.00 -1.55%
1995 12,900.00 -24.12%
1994 17,000.00 30.77%
1993 13,000.00 0.00%
1992 13,000.00 0.00%
1991 13,000.00 0.00%
1990 13,000.00 0.00%
1989 13,000.00 -5.11%
1985 13,700.00 -5.11%