Israel 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.
  • Israel military size for 2018 was 177,500.00, a 0.28% decline from 2017.
  • Israel military size for 2017 was 178,000.00, a 3.52% decline from 2016.
  • Israel military size for 2016 was 184,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Israel military size for 2015 was 184,500.00, a 0% 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
Israel Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 177,500.00 -0.28%
2017 178,000.00 -3.52%
2016 184,500.00 0.00%
2015 184,500.00 0.00%
2014 184,500.00 0.00%
2013 184,500.00 0.00%
2012 184,500.00 -0.03%
2011 184,550.00 0.00%
2010 184,550.00 0.00%
2009 184,550.00 -0.24%
2008 185,000.00 0.00%
2007 185,000.00 0.00%
2006 185,000.00 5.11%
2005 176,000.00 0.00%
2004 176,000.00 0.57%
2003 175,000.00 3.24%
2002 169,500.00 -1.17%
2001 171,500.00 -4.99%
2000 180,500.00 0.53%
1999 179,550.00 -0.83%
1998 181,050.00 0.00%
1997 181,050.00 -0.03%
1996 181,100.00 1.68%
1995 178,100.00 -3.73%
1994 185,000.00 2.21%
1993 181,000.00 0.00%
1992 181,000.00 -4.74%
1991 190,000.00 0.00%
1990 190,000.00 -0.52%
1989 191,000.00 34.51%
1985 142,000.00 34.51%