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Israel: Population by Religion

(April 14, 2021)

Year
Druze  
% of Total
Christians  
% of Total
Muslims  
% of Total
Jews  
% of Total
Total  
1949
14.5
1.2%
34
2.9%
111.5
9.5%
1,013.90
86.4%
1,173.90
1950
15
1.1%
36
2.6%
116.1
8.5%
1,203.00
87.8%
1,370.10
1951
15.5
1.0%
39
2.5%
118.9
7.5%
1,404.40
89.0%
1,577.80
1952
16.1
1.0%
40.4
2.5%
122.8
7.5%
1,450.20
89.0%
1,629.50
1953
16.8
1.0%
41.4
2.5%
127.5
7.6%
1,483.60
88.9%
1,669.40
1954
18
1.0%
42
2.4%
131.8
7.7%
1,526.00
88.8%
1,717.80
1955
19
1.1%
43.3
2.4%
136.2
7.6%
1,590.50
88.9%
1,789.10
1956
19.8
1.1%
43.7
2.3%
141.3
7.5%
1,667.50
89.1%
1,872.40
1957
20.5
1.0%
45.8
2.3%
146.8
7.4%
1,762.80
89.2%
1,976.00
1958
21.4
1.1%
47.3
2.3%
152.8
7.5%
1,810.20
89.1%
2,031.70
1959
22.3
1.1%
48.3
2.3%
159.2
7.6%
1,858.80
89.0%
2,088.70
1960
23.3
1.1%
49.6
2.3%
166.3
7.7%
1,911.30
88.9%
2,150.40
1961
26.3
1.2%
51.3
2.3%
174.9
7.8%
1,981.70
88.7%
2,234.20
1962
27.3
1.2%
52.6
2.3%
183
7.8%
2,068.90
88.7%
2,331.80
1963
28.5
1.2%
53.9
2.2%
192.2
7.9%
2,155.60
88.7%
2,430.10
1964
28.6
1.1%
55.5
2.2%
202.3
8.0%
2,239.20
88.7%
2,525.60
1965
29.8
1.1%
57.1
2.2%
212.4
8.2%
2,299.10
88.5%
2,598.40
1966
31
1.2%
58.5
2.2%
223
8.4%
2,344.90
88.2%
2,657.40
1967
32.1
1.2%
71
2.6%
289.6
10.4%
2,383.60
85.9%
2,776.30
1968
33.3
1.2%
72.2
2.5%
300.8
10.6%
2,434.80
85.7%
2,841.10
1969
34.6
1.2%
73.5
2.5%
314.5
10.7%
2,506.80
85.6%
2,929.50
1970
35.9
1.2%
75.5
2.5%
328.6
10.9%
2,582.00
85.4%
3,022.10
1971
37.3
1.2%
77.3
2.5%
344
11.0%
2,662.00
85.3%
3,120.70
1972
37.8
1.2%
73.8
2.3%
360.6
11.2%
2,752.70
85.4%
3,225.00
1973
39.3
1.2%
76.7
2.3%
377.2
11.3%
2,845.00
85.2%
3,338.20
1974
40.8
1.2%
78.7
2.3%
395.2
11.6%
2,906.90
85.0%
3,421.60
1975
42.2
1.2%
80.1
2.3%
411.4
11.8%
2,959.40
84.7%
3,493.20
1976
43.9
1.2%
82
2.3%
429
12.0%
3,020.40
84.5%
3,575.40
1977
45.6
1.2%
83.8
2.3%
446.5
12.2%
3,077.30
84.2%
3,653.20
1978
47.3
1.3%
85.5
2.3%
463.5
12.4%
3,141.20
84.0%
3,737.60
1979
49
1.3%
87.6
2.3%
481.2
12.5%
3,218.40
83.9%
3,836.20
1980
50.7
1.3%
89.9
2.3%
498.3
12.7%
3,282.70
83.7%
3,921.70
1981
52.3
1.3%
91.5
2.3%
513.7
12.9%
3,320.30
83.5%
3,977.70
1982
65.6
1.6%
94
2.3%
530.8
13.1%
3,373.20
83.0%
4,063.60
1983
68
1.7%
95.9
2.3%
542.2
13.2%
3,412.50
82.9%
4,118.60
1984
70
1.7%
98.2
2.3%
559.7
13.3%
3,471.70
82.7%
4,199.70
1985
72
1.7%
99.4
2.3%
577.6
13.5%
3,517.20
82.4%
4,266.20
1986
74
1.7%
100.9
2.3%
595
13.7%
3,561.40
82.2%
4,331.30
1987
76.1
1.7%
103
2.3%
614.5
13.9%
3,612.90
82.0%
4,406.50
1988
78.1
1.7%
105
2.3%
634.6
14.2%
3,659.00
81.7%
4,476.80
1989
80.3
1.8%
107
2.3%
655.2
14.4%
3,717.10
81.5%
4,559.60
1990
82.6
1.7%
114.7
2.4%
677.7
14.1%
3,946.70
81.9%
4,821.70
1991
84.8
1.7%
128
2.5%
701.4
13.9%
4,144.60
81.9%
5,058.80
1992
87.1
1.7%
140.9
2.7%
725.4
14.0%
4,242.50
81.7%
5,195.90
1993
89.3
1.7%
151.8
2.8%
751.4
14.1%
4,335.20
81.4%
5,327.60
1994
91.7
1.7%
157.3
2.9%
781.5
14.3%
4,441.10
81.2%
5,471.50
1995
92.2
1.6%
120.6
2.1%
811.2
14.5%
4,522.30
80.6%
5,612.30
1996
94.5
1.6%
123.4
2.1%
839.9
14.6%
4,616.10
80.2%
5,757.90
1997
96.7
1.6%
126.1
2.1%
867.9
14.7%
4,701.60
79.7%
5,900.00
1998
99
1.6%
128.7
2.1%
899.8
14.9%
4,785.10
79.2%
6,041.40
1999
101.2
1.6%
131.8
2.1%
934.1
15.0%
4,872.80
78.5%
6,209.10
2000
103.8
1.6%
135.1
2.1%
970
15.2%
4,955.40
77.8%
6,369.30
2001
106.3
1.6%
138.5
2.1%
1,004.60
15.4%
5,025.00
77.2%
6,508.80
2002
108.5
1.6%
140.4
2.1%
1,038.30
15.7%
5,094.20
76.8%
6,631.10
2003
110.8
1.6%
142.4
2.1%
1,072.50
15.9%
5,165.40
76.5%
6,748.40
2004
113
1.6%
144.3
2.1%
1,107.40
16.1%
5,237.60
76.2%
6,869.50
2005
115.2
1.6%
146.4
2.1%
1,140.60
16.3%
5,313.80
76.0%
6,990.70
2006
117.5
1.7%
149.1
2.1%
1,173.10
16.5%
5,393.40
75.8%
7,116.70
2007
119.7
1.7%
151.6
2.1%
1,206.10
16.7%
5,478.20
75.6%
7,243.60
2008
123.2
1.7%
150.2
2.0%
1,254.10
16.9%
5,608.90
75.6%
7,419.10
2009
125.3
1.7%
151.9
2.0%
1,286.50
17.0%
5,701.90
75.5%
7,552.00
2010
127.5
1.7%
153.4
2.0%
1,320.50
17.2%
5,802.40
75.4%
7,695.10
2011
129.5
1.7%
155.8
2.0%
1,353.60
17.3%
5,898.40
75.3%
7,836.60
2012
131.5
1.6%
158.4
2.0%
1,387.50
17.4%
5,999.60
75.1%
7,984.50
2013
133.4
1.6%
160.9
2.0%
1,420.30
17.5%
6,104.50
75.0%
8,134.50
2014
135.4
1.6%
163.5
2.0%
1,453.80
17.5%
6,219.20
75.0%
8,296.90
2015
137.3
1.6%
165.9
2.0%
1,488.00
17.6%
6,334.50
74.8%
8,463.40
2016
139.3
1.6%
168.3
2.0%
1,524.00
17.7%
6,446.10
74.7%
8,628.60
2017
141.2
1.6%
171.9
2.0%
1,561.70
17.8%
6,554.50
74.5%
8,797.90
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
6,668.00
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
1,636.00
17.9%
6,772.00
74.1%
9,136.00
2020
 
 
180
1.9%
 
 
6,870.00
73.9%
9,291.00
2021*
 
 
 
 
 
 
6,894.00
73.9%
9,327.00

Data based on: CBS, Population Census; Population and Immigration Authority, Population Register.
1. Until 1995, before publication of the Census results, also included those not classified by religion at the Population Register.
2. Date of population registration.
3. Based on the previous Census.
4. Based on the Census of that year.
5. Incl. those not classified by religion and Lebanese who were not classified by religion.
6. Incl. Arab Christians and non-Arab Christians.

*As of April 14, 2021


Source: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.