OECD members 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.
  • OECD members military size for 2018 was 5,953,405.00, a 0.06% increase from 2017.
  • OECD members military size for 2017 was 5,950,000.00, a 0.32% decline from 2016.
  • OECD members military size for 2016 was 5,968,960.00, a 0.23% increase from 2015.
  • OECD members military size for 2015 was 5,955,250.00, a 2.07% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
World 27,642,295.00
East Asia & Pacific 8,144,490.00
OECD members 5,953,405.00
South Asia 4,899,850.00
Latin America & Caribbean 2,804,380.00
European Union 1,919,805.00
Sub-Saharan Africa 1,840,270.00
North America 1,452,200.00
Euro Area 1,449,660.00
OECD members Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 5,953,405.00 0.06%
2017 5,950,000.00 -0.32%
2016 5,968,960.00 0.23%
2015 5,955,250.00 -2.07%
2014 6,080,920.00 -1.23%
2013 6,156,570.00 -1.27%
2012 6,235,724.00 0.01%
2011 6,234,850.00 -2.20%
2010 6,375,125.00 0.42%
2009 6,348,656.00 -1.16%
2008 6,423,342.00 0.02%
2007 6,422,242.00 0.25%
2006 6,406,242.00 -2.54%
2005 6,573,112.00 4.00%
2004 6,320,112.00 -3.13%
2003 6,524,100.00 -0.12%
2002 6,532,200.00 0.19%
2001 6,519,900.00 -3.18%
2000 6,733,900.00 -4.85%
1999 7,077,470.00 -1.55%
1998 7,188,990.00 -0.09%
1997 7,195,290.00 -1.02%
1996 7,269,620.00 -1.25%
1995 7,361,800.00 1.28%
1994 7,269,000.00 0.06%
1993 7,265,000.00 -1.72%
1992 7,392,000.00 -5.41%
1991 7,815,000.00 -1.25%
1990 7,914,000.00 -1.26%
1989 8,015,000.00 8.67%
1985 7,375,800.00 8.67%