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September 7, 2018  RSS feed
World News

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New Israeli demographics released ahead of New Year

(JNS) – Since last Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s population has grown by 162,000 people, to 8.907 million citizens, according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

In the Jewish year 5778, the Jewish population numbered 6.625 million people (74.4 percent of the population) and 1.864 million Arabs (20.9 percent). Among the Jewish population, 10.2 percent classified themselves as ultra- Orthodox, 11.5 percent as religious, 12.3 percent as traditional characterized by religious practice, 21.4 percent as traditional, with 44.3 percent defining themselves as secular.

Almost 90 percent of Israelis expressed satisfaction with their lives and most Israelis (84 percent) described themselves as healthy or very healthy.

Israel’s fertility rate of 3.11 children per woman is the highest of all the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. Israelis had 175,000 babies and there were 43,000 deaths in the last year, with 25,000 people making aliyah.

There were 52,809 marriages in Israel in 5778 and 14,819 divorces.

The most popular names for girls were: Tamar, Avigail, Miriam, Sarah, Adele, Yael, Noa, Shira, Noya and Lia. The popular names for boys were: Mohammad, Yosef, Ariel, Omer, Adam, David, Daniel, Lavi, Eitan and Ori.


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