Facts About Aging in Israel


In 1998, the life expectancy for men is 76.3 years, and the figure for women is 79.9. In 1949, the figures were 64.9 and 67.6 respectively.

In 1995, 5.9 percent of the Israeli population was 65-74, 4 percent was 75 and above. In 1955, the respective figures for these were only 3.3 and 1.4 percent.

In 1995, less than 1 percent of men and women ages 65-74 lived in institutions. The figures for ages 75-84 was 9.3 percent, and ages 85-95 28.2 percent. Nearly half (44.6 percent) of Israelis over 65 lived alone.


Source: IsraelWire, November 17, 1998.