Israel 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.
  • Israel military size for 2019 was 178,000.00, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
  • Israel military size for 2018 was 177,500.00, a 0.28% decline from 2017.
  • Israel military size for 2017 was 178,000.00, a 3.52% decline from 2016.
  • Israel military size for 2016 was 184,500.00, 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
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Israel Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 178,000.00 0.28%
2018 177,500.00 -0.28%
2017 178,000.00 -3.52%
2016 184,500.00 0.00%
2015 184,500.00 0.00%
2014 184,500.00 0.00%
2013 184,500.00 0.00%
2012 184,500.00 -0.03%
2011 184,550.00 0.00%
2010 184,550.00 0.00%
2009 184,550.00 -0.24%
2008 185,000.00 0.00%
2007 185,000.00 0.00%
2006 185,000.00 5.11%
2005 176,000.00 0.00%
2004 176,000.00 0.57%
2003 175,000.00 3.24%
2002 169,500.00 -1.17%
2001 171,500.00 -4.99%
2000 180,500.00 0.53%
1999 179,550.00 -0.83%
1998 181,050.00 0.00%
1997 181,050.00 -0.03%
1996 181,100.00 1.68%
1995 178,100.00 -3.73%
1994 185,000.00 2.21%
1993 181,000.00 0.00%
1992 181,000.00 -4.74%
1991 190,000.00 0.00%
1990 190,000.00 -0.52%
1989 191,000.00 34.51%
1985 142,000.00 34.51%