Netherlands 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.
  • 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.
  • Netherlands military size for 2015 was 41,310.00, a 1.41% decline 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
Netherlands Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%