Sweden 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.
  • Sweden military size for 2018 was 15,150.00, a 49.5% decline from 2017.
  • Sweden military size for 2017 was 30,000.00, a 1.8% decline from 2016.
  • Sweden military size for 2016 was 30,550.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Sweden military size for 2015 was 30,550.00, 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
Sweden Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 15,150.00 -49.50%
2017 30,000.00 -1.80%
2016 30,550.00 0.00%
2015 30,550.00 0.00%
2014 30,550.00 89.75%
2013 16,100.00 0.00%
2012 16,100.00 -24.41%
2011 21,300.00 0.65%
2010 21,163.00 -3.23%
2009 21,870.00 24.26%
2008 17,600.00 0.00%
2007 17,600.00 -28.46%
2006 24,600.00 -13.99%
2005 28,600.00 3.62%
2004 27,600.00 -56.33%
2003 63,200.00 -9.06%
2002 69,500.00 0.00%
2001 69,500.00 -21.29%
2000 88,300.00 -0.45%
1999 88,700.00 0.00%
1998 88,700.00 -0.28%
1997 88,950.00 -9.42%
1996 98,200.00 -1.41%
1995 99,600.00 42.29%
1994 70,000.00 0.00%
1993 70,000.00 0.00%
1992 70,000.00 11.11%
1991 63,000.00 -3.08%
1990 65,000.00 4.84%
1989 62,000.00 -5.63%
1985 65,700.00 -5.63%