Israeli Population Statistics

(1960-2008)


 

 

Year

 

2008

 

2007


2006


1999


1996


1995


1990


1980


1970


1960


Population (% or 1000s)

7,282

7,241

7,116.0

6,200.0

5,759.4

5,619.0

4,821.7

3,921.7

3,022.1

2,150.4

Jews

75.5%

75.6%

76.0%

79.0%

80.5%

81.0%

81.9%

83.7%

85.4%

88.9%

Moslems
   
16.3%

15.1%

14.6%

14.5%

14.1%

12.7%

10.9%

7.7%

Christians
   
2.1%

2.1%

3.2%

2.9%

2.4%

2.3%

2.5%

2.3%

Arabs

20.1%

20%
               

Druze
   
1.6%

1.6%

1.7%

1.7%

1.7%

1.3%

1.2%

1.1%

Others

4.4%

4.4%
               

Jews - Total

5,499

5,472

5,314.0

4,900.0

4,637.4

4,549.5

3,946.7

3,282.7

2,582.0

1,911.2

Israel born
       
61.6%

61.2%

61.9%

55.9%

45.8%

37.4%

Born in Asia­Africa
       
12.5%

12.8%

15.0%

19.5%

26.3%

27.6%

Europe­America
       
25.9%

26.0%

23.1%

20.0%

27.9%

35.0%

Jews in Israel as % of World Jewry
 
41%

40.2%

36%

35.7%

34.9%

30.0%

25.0%

20.0%

NA

Selected age groups
       






0­14
   
28%
 
29.4%

29.4%

31.0%

33.2%

32.9%

36.0%

65+
   
10%
 
9.6%

9.0%

9.1%

8.6%

6.8%

5.0%

Jews: 0­14
       
26.9%

27.0%

28.7%

30.4%

30.1%

35.1%

65+
       
11.1%

11.1%

10.5%

9.7%

7.2%

5.2%

Arabs & others: 0­14
       
39.6%

39.7%

41.3%

47.4%

49.7%

45.6%

65+
       
3.1%

3.1%

3.1%

3.1%

3.9%

4.5%

Population by district - % or 1000s
       
100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Jerusalem District
 


888.2

   
11.8%

11.8%

12.0%

11.4%

10.8%

8.7%

Northern District
 
1,216.8
   
17.0%

16.9%

16.7%

15.8%

15.3%

15.7%

Haifa District
 
869.9
   
13.2%

13.2%

13.6%

14.4%

15.4%

17.1%

Central District
 
1,719.5
   
21.8%

21.6%

21.4%

20.1%

17.9%

18.9%

Tel Aviv District
 
1,213.9
   
19.8%

20.3%

22.7%

25.6%

29.4%

31.8%

Southern District
 
1,020.9
   
13.9%

13.7%

11.9%

12.1%

11.1%

7.8%

       






 

 

2007


2006

 

2004


1996


1995


1990


1983


1972


1961


Population in urban localities (1000s)
 
6,610.9

6,533.1
 
5,246.9

5,115.5

4,363.7

3,616.0

2,789.1

1,837.6

Jerusalem
 
742.8

733.3

692,000

602.1

591.4

524.5

428.7

313.9

167.4

Jews
     
464,000

70.0%

70.5%

72.1%

71.4%

73.4%

98.4%

Arabs and others
     
228,000

30.0%

29.5%

27.9%

28.6%

26.6%

1.6%

Tel Aviv - Yafo
 
388.7

384.4

364,300

1,951.4

1,930.8

781.6

1,555.8

1,273.2

939.6

Thereof: Tel Aviv­Yafo
       
353.1

355.9

339.4

327.3

363.8

386.1

Bene Beraq
 
150.1

147.9

139,700

130.5

128.6

116.7

96.1

75.7

47.0

Bat Yam
 
129.7

129.4

133,900

140.8

142.3

141.3

128.7

100.1

31.7

Holon
 
168.5

167.1

165,800

163.9

163.9

156.7

133.5

98.8

49.0

Petah Tikva
 
187.6

184.2

174,300

154.5

153.1

144.0

123.9

93.0

54.0

Rishon Lezion
 
224.2

222.0

214,900

171.1

165.3

139.5

102.2

53.0

27.9

Ramat Gan
 
129.7

129.7

126,800

121.5

121.7

119.5

117.1

118.0

90.8

Haifa
 
265.7

266.3

270,500

470.7

463.3

432.9

387.5

339.8

263.4

Thereof: Haifa
       
255.3

252.3

245.9

225.8

219.6

183.0

Ashdod
 
206.5

204.2

192,000

137.1

128.4

83.9

65.7

40.3

4.6

Beersheva
 
185.9

185.4

183,200

156.5

152.6

122.0

110.8

85.3

43.5

Netanya
 
175.5

173.8

164,800

151.7

148.4

132.2

102.3

71.1

41.3

Population in rural localities - Total
 
596.5

581.3
 
512.5

503.5

458.0

421.6

358.5

341.9

Moshavim and collective moshavim
 
247.9

241.1
 
179.9

176.4

160.4

149.9

130.6

124.6

Kibbutzim
 
122.2

119.8
 
122.5

123.8

125.1

115.5

89.7

77.1

 


Source: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (2004) (2007)