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Demographics of Israel: Jewish Population of Israel Relative to World Jewish Population

(1882 - Present)

Year
Jews in Israel
World Jewry
% in Israel
1882
24,000
7,800,000
0.3%
1900
50,000
10,600,000
0.5%
1914
85,000
13,500,000
0.6%
1922
84,000
14,400,000
0.6%
1925
126,000
14,800,000
0.9%
1939
449,000
16,728,000
2.7%
1948
650,000
11,500,000
5.7%
1955
1,590,000
11,800,000
13.5%
1970
2,582,000
12,630,000
20.5%
1980
3,283,000
12,840,000
25.6%
1990
3,947,000
12,870,000
30.6%
2003
5,143,000
13,296,100
38.7%
2008
5,550,000
13,300,000
41.7%
2012
5,901,100
13,746,100
42.9%
2020 6,870,000 14,707,400 46.7%
2021 6,998,000 15,166,200 46.1%
2022 7,020,000* 15,166,200 46.3%

 

*As of May 1, 2022


Sources: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
Sergio DellaPergola, “World Jewish Population, 2019,” in Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin (eds.), The American Jewish Year Book, 2019, Volume 119. Dordrecht: Springer, (2020).
“Ahead of 72nd Independence Day, Israeli population stands at 9.2 million,” Times of Israel, (April 26, 2020).
“Israel’s population up to 9.25 million, though growth rate, immigration down,” Times of Israel, (September 16, 2020).