Sweden 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.
  • Sweden military size for 2019 was 15,000.00, a 0.99% decline from 2018.
  • 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.
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
Sweden Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 15,000.00 -0.99%
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%