Skip to comments.Israel population passes 7.8 million mark on eve of 64th Independence Day
Posted on 04/25/2012 4:49:12 PM PDT by Bevo
On eve of its 64th Independence Day, Israels population has surpassed 7.8 million, a growth of 1.8 percent or an additional 137,000 new citizens since this time last year, according to Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) figures released Tuesday.
According to the statistics, the states Jewish population makes up some 75.3% of the total population or 5,931,000 people, while the Arab population has reached 1,623,000 (20.6%) and those not identified with either group is at 327,000 (4.1%).
Since last year, 161,000 babies were born in the State of Israel while some 39,000 people passed away. Close to 19,500 new immigrants arrived over the past year, while up to 8,000 people left the country due to natural migration.
Other statistics show that in its 64th year, the majority of the Jewish population 70% are Sabras, or Israeli-born citizens and most are the second generation in Israel. This is compared to 1948, during Israels first year, when only 35% of people were born in the country.
The data shows that while in 1948 only one city, Tel Aviv, boasted 100,000 residents, in 2012 some 14 cities hold that many people. In addition, six cities Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Rishon Lezion, Ashdod and Petah Tikva have more than 200,000 residents.
According to a CBS report released on Rosh Hashana last September, Israel is still a fairly young nation with nearly 28% of its population under the age of 14, compared to 17% in most other Western countries.
Only 10% of the population is over the age of 65 in Israel, whereas the average is closer to 15% in other Western countries.
Regarding the growth of Jewish families in Israel, CBS figures show that the average Jewish family size has increased in recent years from 2.8 children per household in 2008 to 2.97 in 2010. In the Muslim community, the average number of children per mother was 3.75 last year, a fall from the previous two years where it had previously reached 3.97 children per household. Among Christian families, the average number of children was down to 2.11 in 2008.
Women in Israel continue to slightly outnumber men, especially in the more advanced years of life.
According to the data, there are roughly 979 men for every 1000 women. There are more men in the under-37 set but it is the imbalance in the over-75 age group that offsets this with some 673 men for every 1000 women.
Interesting is also that while Arabs in israel enjoy ‘affirmative action,’ Arab countries are almost all racist judenrein.
Happy Anniversary, Israel.
Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.
The Golan, the bulwark of Israel.
May peace be upon you always.
Israel, the Lord Christ Jesus loves you and wants you to know Him as your Lord and Saviour that He as God and King of the earth may protect and guide and bless you as His chosen people to fulfil the Abrahamic convenant.
When less than six million Arab Muslims are surrounded by more than three hundred million screaming Jews, only then will I sympathize with the Arabs.
Meanwhile, happy birthday to Israel! We were born the same year, BTW.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
...the state's Jewish population... 75.3%... 5,931,000... the Arab population... 1,623,000 (20.6%)... [unaffiliated] 327,000 (4.1%)... 161,000 babies were born... 39,000 people passed away... 19,500 new immigrants... 8,000 people left the country... 70% -- are "Sabras," or Israeli-born... 1948, during Israel's first year... only 35% of people were... 28% of its population under the age of 14, compared to 17% in most other Western countries... Only 10% of the population is over the age of 65... closer to 15% in other Western countries... average Jewish family size has increased... to 2.97 in 2010... Muslim... average number of children per mother was 3.75... a fall from the previous two years where it had previously reached 3.97... Among Christian families, the average number of children was down to 2.11 in 2008.
Congrat. to both...
If only other western countries had as good demographics.
7.8 million/7 billion but it’s all the jooo’s fault. Guess the seven billion have been trying to buy a Hebrew vowel for to long? /s