The Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics Reports
by Dei'ah Vedibur Staff
There are 9,795,000 people living in Israel as of the end of 5783, a rise of 1940,000 in the past year, the Central Bureau Statistics said Wednesday, as it released new data to mark Rosh Hashanah.
Of those, 7,181,000 are Jewish, or 73 percent, with 2,065,000 Arabs (21%) and 549,000 other minorities (6%).
Of the Jewish population aged 20 and over, 44.2% classified themselves as secular or non religious, 21% as traditional but not very observant, 11.7% as traditional and observant, 11.5% as religious and 10.8% as ultra-Orthodox or chareidi.
The population of Israel is expected to reach 10 million by the end of 2024, then 15 million by the end of 2048 (100 years after the founding of the State of Israel) and 20 million by the end of 2065.
Since last year, Israel's population grew by 2%.
Around 172,000 babies were born and 66,000 new immigrants arrived, while 48,000 people died.
In 2021, 22.8% of deaths were from cancer, 12.6% were from heart disease and 9.5% died from COVID-19.
That year, the average household income was NIS 16,649, with monthly expenditures averaging NIS 15,122.
The data also showed that there were 147 people killed in violent circumstances in 2022, a fall of 15% from a year earlier. This year the figure is unfortunately higher.