Sunday, April 14, 2013

Israel Population at its 65th Year of Independence

On the eve of Israel’s 65th year of independence, the population of Israel has exceeded the 8 million mark with current forecast of  8,018 million. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 the population was only 806,000 inhabitants.

Analysis of the population:-
Jewish   6,042 million (75.3% of the population),
Arab     1,658 million (20.7%)
"Others", which are non - Arab Christians, other religions and no religious affiliation 318,000 inhabitants (4.0%).

The total population of Israel increased since the 64th Independence Day, by 138,000  - an increase of 1.8%. During this period, 163,000 babies were born  and 41,000 people died. The number of immigrants who came to Israel was 19,500.

At the end of 2011, over 70% of the Jews were native Israelis - born in Israel (more than half were a second generation in the country), compared to 35% in 1948.

In 1948, Israel had only one city with more than 100,000 residents - Tel - Aviv - Jaffa. Today, 14 cities number more than 100,000 residents, of which six with over 200,000 residents: Jerusalem, Tel - Aviv - Jaffa, Haifa, Rishon Lezion, Ashdod and Petah Tikva.

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