Norway 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.
  • Norway military size for 2018 was 23,250.00, a 1.09% increase from 2017.
  • Norway military size for 2017 was 23,000.00, a 3.97% decline from 2016.
  • Norway military size for 2016 was 23,950.00, a 4.01% decline from 2015.
  • Norway military size for 2015 was 24,950.00, a 3.29% 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
Norway Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 23,250.00 1.09%
2017 23,000.00 -3.97%
2016 23,950.00 -4.01%
2015 24,950.00 -3.29%
2014 25,800.00 0.00%
2013 25,800.00 0.00%
2012 25,800.00 5.52%
2011 24,450.00 0.00%
2010 24,450.00 -7.56%
2009 26,450.00 39.21%
2008 19,000.00 0.00%
2007 19,000.00 18.75%
2006 16,000.00 -65.96%
2005 47,000.00 88.00%
2004 25,000.00 -6.02%
2003 26,600.00 0.00%
2002 26,600.00 -0.37%
2001 26,700.00 -1.11%
2000 27,000.00 -12.90%
1999 31,000.00 7.38%
1998 28,870.00 -15.83%
1997 34,300.00 11.73%
1996 30,700.00 0.00%
1995 30,700.00 -6.97%
1994 33,000.00 3.13%
1993 32,000.00 -11.11%
1992 36,000.00 -12.20%
1991 41,000.00 -19.61%
1990 51,000.00 18.60%
1989 43,000.00 16.22%
1985 37,000.00 16.22%