Workforce numbers in German Federal Armed Forces from 2000 to 2016

This statistic shows the workforce numbers in the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) from 2000 to 2016*. In 2016 166,818 professional and contracted soldiers were serving in the Bundeswehr during the survey period.

Development of workforce numbers in the German Federal Armed Forces from 2000 to 2016*, by occupation

Professional and contracted soldiersVoluntary military serviceBasic military service
2016*166,81810,309-
2015 168,2778,792-
2014 170,9149,304-
2013 175,2868,758-
Februar 2013* 179,21211,305-
2011 188,01724,79468
2009 188,00025,00037,000
2008 189,00023,20035,600
2007 189,20022,70037,300
2006 188,40023,90037,800
2005 188,50023,80039,900
2004 190,50022,70051,100
2003 190,00024,10069,900
2002 187,80023,00084,100
2001 187,10021,50095,700
2000 188,20021,700107,200
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Source

Release date

June 2016

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2000 to 2016*

Supplementary notes

* As of May 31, 2016.

Figures for years preceding 2011 were retrieved from other publications, including annual reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces. According to the source, these results have been rounded. No figures are available for 2010 and 2012. Figures for 2013, 2014 and 2015 were retrieved

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