Singapore 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.
  • Singapore military size for 2018 was 59,000.00, a 27.16% decline from 2017.
  • Singapore military size for 2017 was 81,000.00, a 45.12% decline from 2016.
  • Singapore military size for 2016 was 147,600.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Singapore military size for 2015 was 147,600.00, 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
Singapore Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 59,000.00 -27.16%
2017 81,000.00 -45.12%
2016 147,600.00 0.00%
2015 147,600.00 0.00%
2014 147,600.00 0.00%
2013 147,600.00 0.00%
2012 147,600.00 0.00%
2011 147,600.00 0.07%
2010 147,500.00 0.00%
2009 147,500.00 -11.68%
2008 167,000.00 0.00%
2007 167,000.00 0.00%
2006 167,000.00 0.00%
2005 167,000.00 1.21%
2004 165,000.00 -2.25%
2003 168,800.00 7.65%
2002 156,800.00 1.49%
2001 154,500.00 -8.31%
2000 168,500.00 -6.91%
1999 181,000.00 0.28%
1998 180,500.00 1.40%
1997 178,000.00 171.76%
1996 65,500.00 0.00%
1995 65,500.00 16.96%
1994 56,000.00 0.00%
1993 56,000.00 0.00%
1992 56,000.00 0.00%
1991 56,000.00 0.00%
1990 56,000.00 0.00%
1989 56,000.00 1.82%
1985 55,000.00 1.82%