As for this Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah), data finds 186, 923 babies born in Israel since last Rosh Hashanah, while roughly 42, 000 people died, according to figures published by the Israeli Interior Ministry’s Population and Migration Department.
The large gap between the number of births and the number of deaths contributed to the fertility rate in Israel, which is considered one of the highest in the Western world. 82, 315 Israelis were married, 23, 855 got divorced.
The Israeli population last year stood at 8, 412, 000, with 6, 300, 000 million Jews, 1, 746, 000 (20.7%) Arabs and 366, 000 (4.4%) non-Arab Christian residents.
In addition, 26, 990 Jewish made Aliyah to Israel from all over the world and 732, 812 new ID cards were issued over the past year.