Latest Population Figures for Israel
On the eve of its 61st Independence Day, the countrys population stands at 7,411,000, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Some 5,593,000 of the population (75.5 percent) are Jewish Israelis, 1,498,000 (20.2%) are Israeli Arabs and the remaining 320,000 (4.3%) are immigrants and their offspring who are not registered as Jews by the Interior Ministry, including some 200,000 foreign workers.
According to the CBS statistics, since last Independence Day, the countrys population has risen by some 1.8%, with most of this increase being attributed to natural growth. 154,000 new babies have been born and more than 12,000 new immigrants have arrived. In total, the population of Israel grew by approximately 125,000 over the last year.
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