Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has revealed that on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5783, Israel’s population is estimated at 9.593 million people. The past year was a leap year, which on the Jewish calendar means an additional month is added. As such, the extra days mean higher overall numbers.
Israel is expected to reach about 10 million inhabitants at the end of 2024, to about 15 million inhabitants at the end of 2048 and about 20 million residents at the end of 2065.
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The CBS reported that In the past year Israel’s population grew by about 187 thousand people. The population growth rate was about 2%. About 177 thousand new babies were born in Israel.
About 53,000 people in total passed away since the previous Rosh Hashanah, of which about 4,400 died from Covid.
About 63 thousand new immigrants were recorded, including 59 thousand Jewish olim. This was a record number.
According to the CBS data, about 7.069 million Israelis are Jewish (74% of the total population). Of these, approximately 45.3% of Jews in the country define themselves as secular and 19.2% describe themselves as “traditional,” which in Israel means in some moderate way observers of Jewish law. 13.9% call themselves partially religious, 10.7% are national religious (Zionist) and 10% are ultra-Orthodox.
Israeli men have a life expectancy is 80.5 years, whereas Israeli women live an average of 84.6 years, one of the highest life spans in the world.
There are about 2.026 million Arab residents, 21% of the population and about 498 thousand other residents comprising 5% of the population.
73.9% of the population lives in cities. 15% live in small towns, 10.4% in regional councils and the rest live in other areas like kibbutzim.
There were 39,984 new marriages in the past year and 15,307 couples got divorced.
Israel has 2,766,800 different households.