Immigration to Israel

By Period of Immigration and Last Continent of Residence

(1882 - 2010)


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Europe-America

Asia-Africa(2)

 

Unknown

America and
Oceania

Europe

Africa

Asia(2)

 

TOTAL

Years of immigration

 % OF TOTAL
ABSOLUTE NUMBERS

BEFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE

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     20,000-30,000
1882-1903
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     35,000-40,000
1904-1914
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1915-1918
89.6%
10.4%
(3)52,786
7,754
377,381
4,041
40,895
482,857
14 V 1919-1948
95.3%
4.7%
5,222
678
27,872
230
1,181
35,183
1919-1923
87.6%
12.4%
2,652
2,241
66,917
621
9,182
81,613
1924-1931
91.0%
9.0%
3,989
4,589
171,173
1,212
16,272
197,235
1932-1938
81.6%
18.4%
4,544
108
62,968
1,072
13,116
81,808
1939-1945
96.0%
4.0%
5,828
138
48,451
906
1,144
56,467
 14 V 1948-1946

AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE

68.8
31.2

 

(4)31,552
226,938
1,766,603
482,663
419,905
2,927,661
15 V 1948-2002
50.1
49.9
24,395
5,140
326,786
93,951
237,352
687,624
15 V 1948-1951
85.6
14.4
11,865
478
76,554
8,192
4,739
101,828
15 V-31 XII 1948
52.7
47.3
5,702
1,422
121,963
39,215
71,652
239,954
1949
49.8
50.2
3,687
1,954
81,195
26,162
57,565
170,563
1950
28.1
71.9
3,141
1,286
47,074
20,382
103,396
175,279
1951
23.6
76.4
822
2,971
9,748
27,897
13,238
54,676
1952-1954
29.5
70.5
275
950
6,232
10,286
6,867
24,610
1952
27.5
72.5
382
930
2,147
5,102
3,014
11,575
1953
13.4
86.6
165
1,091
1,369
12,509
3,357
18,491
1954
31.7
68.3
1,597
3,632
48,616
103,846
8,801
166,492
1955-1957
8.6
91.4
61
1,155
2,065
32,815
1,432
37,528
1955
13.9
86.1
101
1,067
6,739
45,284
3,139
56,330
1956
57.9
42.1
1,435
1,410
39,812
25,747
4,230
72,634
1957
64.0
36.0
582
3,625
44,595
13,921
13,247
75,970
1958-1960
55.5
44.5
241
1,320
13,695
4,113
7,921
27,290
1958
66.6
33.4
137
1,147
14,731
4,429
3,544
23,988
1959
70.8
29.2
204
1,158
16,169
5,379
1,782
24,692
1960
40.6
59.4
1,014
14,841
77,537
115,876
19,525
228,793
1961-1964
53.3
46.7
194
1,969
23,375
18,048
4,149
47,735
1961
22.9
77.1
350
2,187
11,825
41,816
5,355
61,533
1962
32.2
67.8
143
6,497
14,213
38,672
4,964
64,489
1963
59.1
40.9
327
4,188
28,124
17,340
5,057
55,036
1964
50.3     
49.7     
920    
9,274    
31,638    
25,394    
15,018    
82,244    
1965-1968
55.2     
44.8     
382    
3,096    
13,879    
8,535    
5,223    
31,115    
1965
60.8     
39.2     
229    
2,132    
7,435    
3,024    
3,137    
15,957    
1966
42.4     
57.6     
148    
1,771    
4,295    
6,268    
1,987    
14,469    
1967
40.4     
59.6     
161    
2,275    
6,029    
7,567    
4,671    
20,703    
1968
72.7     
27.3     
577    
33,891    
50,558    
12,065    
19,700    
116,791    
1969-1971
65.7     
34.3     
330    
9,601    
15,236    
5,926    
7,018    
38,111    
1969
70.7     
29.3     
222    
11,405    
14,434    
3,785    
6,904    
36,750    
1970
80.5     
19.4     
25    
12,885    
20,888    
2,354    
5,778    
41,930    
1971
90.8     
9.2     
49    
26,775    
102,763    
6,821    
6,345    
142,753    
1972-1974
89.4     
10.6     
20    
10,814    
39,145    
2,766    
3,143    
55,888    
1972
91.1     
8.9     
8    
9,522    
40,492    
2,839    
2,025    
54,886    
1973
92.5     
7.5     
21    
6,439    
23,126    
1,216    
1,177    
31,979    
1974
85.7     
14.3     
545    
29,293    
77,167    
6,029    
11,793    
124,827    
1975-1979
91.9     
8.1     
6    
4,989    
13,417    
689    
927    
20,028    
1975
90.7     
9.3     
11    
5,774    
12,137    
697    
1,135    
19,754    
1976
88.2     
11.8     
40    
6,201    
12,660    
1,620    
908    
21,429    
1977
87.0     
13.0     
121    
6,305    
16,549    
1,683    
1,736    
26,394    
1978
77.1     
22.9     
367    
6,024    
22,404    
1,340    
7,087    
37,222    
1979
72.9     
27.1     
276    
25,230    
35,508    
15,711    
6,912    
83,637    
1980-1984
79.3     
20.7     
77    
4,350    
11,792    
1,007    
3,202    
20,428    
1980
81.0     
19.0     
62    
4,243    
5,909    
1,170    
1,215    
12,599    
1981
85.7     
18.3     
46    
5,003    
6,168    
1,555    
951    
13,723    
1982
76.6     
23.4     
56    
6,758    
6,154    
3,094    
844    
16,906    
1983
52.0     
48.0     
35    
4,876    
5,485    
8,885    
700    
19,981    
1984
79.6     
20.4     
171    
19,301    
36,461    
7,700    
6,563    
70,196    
1985-1989
72.5     
27.5     
14    
3,739    
3,964    
2,318    
607    
10,642    
1985
77.1     
22.9     
31    
3,634    
3,675    
982    
1,183    
9,505    
1986
76.1     
23.9     
16    
3,812    
6,044    
1,205    
1,888    
12,965    
1987
76.7     
23.3     
19    
3,969    
6,012    
1,334    
1,700    
13,034    
1988
87.3     
12.7     
91    
4,147    
16,766    
1,861    
1,185    
24,050    
1989
93.7     
6.3     
423    
17,220    
553,622    
32,157    
5,900    
609,322    
1990-1994
97.3     
2.7     
139    
4,315    
189,650    
4,472    
940    
199,516    
1990
88.1     
11.9     
62    
3,023    
152,142    
20,251    
622    
176,100    
1991
93.5     
6.5     
123    
3,006    
68,962    
4,075    
891    
77,057    
1992
95.9     
4.1     
48    
3,283    
70,315    
1,431    
1,728    
76,805    
1993
95.4     
4.6     
51    
3,593    
72,553    
1,928    
1,719    
79,844    
1994
85.3%
14.7%
178
20,061
275,667
12,248
38,843
346,9977
1995-1999
96.0
4.0
25
4,330
68,987
1,772
1,247
76,361
1995
80.5
19.5
68
4,587
52,475
1,998
11,791
70,919
1996
81.8
18.2
18
4,248
49,903
2,283
9,769
66,221
1997
80.2
19.8
33
3,316
42,155
3,514
7,712
56,730
1998
85.7
14.3
34
3,580
62,147
2,681
8,324
76,766
1999
78.9%
21.1%
12
23,558
119,544
16,251
22,051
181,416
2000-2004
83.6
16.4
2
3,357
46,950
2,507
7,376 
60,192
2000
79.1
20.9
4
3,623
30,848
3,57
5,527 
43,580
2001
79.7
20.3 
4
8,737
18,018
2,949
3,859
33,567 
2002
73.3
26.7
3
4,428
12,623
3,342
2,872
23,268
2003
69.7
30.3
1
3,427
11,147
3,880
2,443
20,898
2004
75.4%
24.6%
28
23,219
54,800
15,752
9,692
103,491
2005-2010
72.4
27.6
3
4,064
11,278  
3,766
2,069
21,180
2005
71.0%
29.0%
6
3,813
9,872
3,801
1,777
19,269
2006
70.4%
29.6%
19
3,894
8,848
3,795
1,575
18,131
2007
76.4%
23.6%
0
3,361
7,109
1,892
1,338
13,701
2008
85.7%
14.3%
0
3,932
8,565
561
1,516
14,574
2009
79.8%
20.2%
0
4,154
9,127
1,937
1,415
16,633
2010
 % OF TOTAL
ABSOLUTE NUMBERS

TOTAL

Years of immigration

Europe-America

Asia-Africa(2)

Unknown

America and
Oceania

Europe

Africa

Asia(2)

 

1. As of 1969 incl. potential immigrants, since the establishment of the State (15 V 1948), incl. tourists who changed their status to immigrants; as of June 1969, incl. tourists who changed their status to immigrants or potential immigrants; as of l970 excl. immigrating citizens .
2. Until 1995 the Asiatic republics of the former USSR were included in Europe; as of 1996 they are included in Asia.
3. Incl. about 11,000 illegal immigrants and about 19,500 tourists who remained in the country, and whose continent of residence and period of immigration are not known.
4. From 15 V 1948 till end 1969, incl. non-Jews; as of 1970 they are included according to last continent of residence.


Source: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Abstract of Israel 5771