Switzerland 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.
  • Switzerland military size for 2019 was 20,000.00, a 6.76% decline from 2018.
  • Switzerland military size for 2018 was 21,450.00, a 2.14% increase from 2017.
  • Switzerland military size for 2017 was 21,000.00, a 0.24% increase from 2016.
  • Switzerland military size for 2016 was 20,950.00, 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
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 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
New Zealand 9,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Switzerland Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 20,000.00 -6.76%
2018 21,450.00 2.14%
2017 21,000.00 0.24%
2016 20,950.00 0.00%
2015 20,950.00 0.72%
2014 20,800.00 -2.12%
2013 21,250.00 -6.18%
2012 22,650.00 -1.95%
2011 23,100.00 -8.65%
2010 25,287.00 -1.30%
2009 25,620.00 11.39%
2008 23,000.00 0.00%
2007 23,000.00 0.00%
2006 23,000.00 -78.90%
2005 109,000.00 2625.00%
2004 4,000.00 -85.45%
2003 27,500.00 -0.36%
2002 27,600.00 2.99%
2001 26,800.00 -3.25%
2000 27,700.00 0.00%
1999 27,700.00 5.32%
1998 26,300.00 0.15%
1997 26,260.00 -3.81%
1996 27,300.00 -13.06%
1995 31,400.00 -19.49%
1994 39,000.00 11.43%
1993 35,000.00 12.90%
1992 31,000.00 40.91%
1991 22,000.00 0.00%
1990 22,000.00 29.41%
1989 17,000.00 -15.00%
1985 20,000.00 -15.00%