Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics just released a mountain of Jerusalem-related statistics, just in time for Jerusalem Day.
Jerusalem is Israel’s biggest city, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced Monday. In a slew of Jerusalem-related statistics, released in honor of Jerusalem Day, to be celebrated later this week, the CBS announced that at the end of 2011, there were 804,400 people living in the city, 499,400 (62%) of them Jewish. Of the rest, 281,000 (35%) were Muslim, 14,700 (2%) Christian, and 9,000 (1%) “other” or no declared religion. In addition, 200 Druze lived in the city. Continue Reading »
More than 6 million Jews, 1.6 million Arabs live in Israel, almost 10-fold increase since 1948.
70% of the population were born in Israel
On the eve of the Day of Remembrance for fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism, Israel‘s population numbers some 8,018,000 people, stated the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Sunday.
Israel’s population increased almost 10-fold since the founding of the State in 1948, when it stood at only 806,000.
According to the new data, the Jewish population stands at about 6,042,000 (75.3% of the total population), the Arab at 1,658,000 (20.7%) and the “others” – non-Arab Christians, other religions and non-specified – stand at 318,000 (4.0%). Continue Reading »