Australia 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.
  • Australia military size for 2019 was 59,000.00, a 1.55% increase from 2018.
  • Australia military size for 2018 was 58,100.00, a 0.17% increase from 2017.
  • Australia military size for 2017 was 58,000.00, a 0.35% increase from 2016.
  • Australia military size for 2016 was 57,800.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Australia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 59,000.00 1.55%
2018 58,100.00 0.17%
2017 58,000.00 0.35%
2016 57,800.00 0.00%
2015 57,800.00 1.85%
2014 56,750.00 0.00%
2013 56,750.00 0.98%
2012 56,200.00 -1.49%
2011 57,050.00 0.88%
2010 56,552.00 0.00%
2009 56,552.00 2.82%
2008 55,000.00 0.00%
2007 55,000.00 7.84%
2006 51,000.00 -3.77%
2005 53,000.00 1.92%
2004 52,000.00 -2.99%
2003 53,600.00 5.30%
2002 50,900.00 -1.55%
2001 51,700.00 0.19%
2000 51,600.00 -8.19%
1999 56,200.00 -3.77%
1998 58,400.00 0.00%
1997 58,400.00 -0.68%
1996 58,800.00 2.98%
1995 57,100.00 -12.15%
1994 65,000.00 -4.41%
1993 68,000.00 0.00%
1992 68,000.00 0.00%
1991 68,000.00 0.00%
1990 68,000.00 -2.86%
1989 70,000.00 -0.57%
1985 70,400.00 -0.57%