Iran - Armed forces personnel

Armed forces personnel, total

The value for Armed forces personnel, total in Iran was 563,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 868,000 in 1997 and a minimum value of 440,000 in 1990.

Definition: 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.

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance.

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Year Value
1985 610,000
1989 604,000
1990 440,000
1991 465,000
1992 528,000
1993 528,000
1994 528,000
1995 763,000
1996 863,000
1997 868,000
1998 820,000
1999 785,600
2000 753,000
2001 553,000
2002 560,000
2003 580,000
2004 460,000
2005 585,000
2006 585,000
2007 563,000
2008 563,000
2009 563,000
2010 563,000
2011 563,000

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force)

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force) in Iran was 2.17 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 5.70 in 1996, while its lowest value was 1.98 in 2004.

Definition: 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. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance.

See also:

Year Value
1990 3.30
1991 3.39
1992 3.79
1993 3.72
1994 3.65
1995 5.17
1996 5.70
1997 5.48
1998 4.93
1999 4.48
2000 4.07
2001 2.83
2002 2.70
2003 2.64
2004 1.98
2005 2.40
2006 2.39
2007 2.29
2008 2.36
2009 2.29
2010 2.23
2011 2.17

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade