Army Strength and Population, British Commonwealth (1945)

 

  20-25 Male Age Group Army Strength Jun/Jul 1945 Ratio Strength: Age Group
United Kingdom 1,737,000 2,920,000 1.68
Australia 309,490 365,764 1.18
    (474,790) (1.53)
Canada 517,956 461,773 0.89
    (479,147) (0.93)
India 16,314,675 1,729,608 0.11
New Zealand 66,000 53,156 0.81
    (124,773) (1.89)
South Africa (White) 94,670 n.a. n.a.
South Africa (Other) 314,375 - -
       
Total 18,945,121 5,530,301 1.00
    (5,728,318) (1.03)

 

Notes:

(1) Figures in parenthesis are maximum strengths.

(2) Totals exclude South Africa.

Source: Perry, F.W., The Commonwealth Armies: Manpower and Organisation in Two World Wars.