Netherlands 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.
  • Netherlands military size for 2019 was 41,000.00, a 0.99% decline from 2018.
  • Netherlands military size for 2018 was 41,410.00, a 1% increase from 2017.
  • Netherlands military size for 2017 was 41,000.00, a 0.75% decline from 2016.
  • Netherlands military size for 2016 was 41,310.00, 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
Australia 59,000.00
Singapore 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
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Austria 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
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 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
Netherlands Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 41,000.00 -0.99%
2018 41,410.00 1.00%
2017 41,000.00 -0.75%
2016 41,310.00 0.00%
2015 41,310.00 -1.41%
2014 41,900.00 -3.23%
2013 43,300.00 0.00%
2012 43,300.00 0.00%
2011 43,300.00 0.05%
2010 43,279.00 0.00%
2009 43,279.00 -7.92%
2008 47,000.00 14.63%
2007 41,000.00 -10.87%
2006 46,000.00 -23.33%
2005 60,000.00 13.21%
2004 53,000.00 -11.52%
2003 59,900.00 13.23%
2002 52,900.00 -4.86%
2001 55,600.00 -2.63%
2000 57,100.00 -4.83%
1999 60,000.00 -1.28%
1998 60,780.00 -0.03%
1997 60,800.00 -8.85%
1996 66,700.00 -14.49%
1995 78,000.00 1.30%
1994 77,000.00 -10.47%
1993 86,000.00 -4.44%
1992 90,000.00 -13.46%
1991 104,000.00 0.00%
1990 104,000.00 -1.89%
1989 106,000.00 0.47%
1985 105,500.00 0.47%