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On the Eve of Rosh Hashana: Majority of Israel’s 9 Million Satisfied

Baku, September 30, AZERTAC

Israel’s population stands at 9,092,000 at the eve of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and grew by 184,000 over the past year, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) annual pre-Rosh Hashana report on Israel’s population shows, according to TPS news agency.

The population had grown by 2.1% over the past 13 months, a growth rate similar to previous years.

The total population is comprised of 6.744 million Jews (74.2%), 1.907 million Arabs – including Muslims and Christians (21%), and 441,000 residents of other minorities and religions (4.8%).

According to the CBS’ projections, Israel’s population will pass the 10 million mark in 2024, the 15 million mark at the end of 2048 and the 20 million mark at 2065.

Some 196,000 Israeli couples welcomed a new child into the world this year. About 50,000 Israelis passed away.

The Jewish State this year welcomed 35,000 Olim (immigrants) to the Holy Land.

A majority of 74.2% of Israelis live in cities, 14.7% in local councils, 10.3% in regional councils and 0.8% in areas that do not have municipal status.

According to CBS data, 43.2% of Jews in the country define themselves as secular, 22.1% consider themselves marginally observant, 12.8% are partially religious, 11.3% are religious and 10.1% are ultra-Orthodox.

An Israeli male’s life expectancy is 80.9 years, while a female in Israel lives an average of 84.9 years.

The common cause of death in Israel is cancer (25.2%) followed by heart disease (14.8%). The data also shows that 14.1% of Israelis, one in seven, have severe functional disabilities.

An overwhelming majority, 88.9%, said they were satisfied with life and their economic situation.

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