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Some Interestings Stats
From the Central Bureau of Statistics:
Israel added over 150,000 people to its population since the last Jewish New Year. The population now stands at an estimated 9,246,000 people, 1.6 percent more than a year ago.
170,000 babies were born over the past year, while 44,000 people died.
25,000 people immigrated to the country, compared to the last Jewish year, when some 38,000 people moved to the country.
Despite the slowed growth, the bureau kept its population projections that the Jewish state will reach a population of 10 million in 2024, 15 million in 2048 and 20 million in 2065.
Jews in Israel make up about 74% of the population, with 6,841,000 citizens registered as Jewish. Another 1,946,000 (21%) are Arab, and the rest, 459,000 (5%), are members of other groups. The percentages are roughly the same ratio as previous years.
88.8% of Israelis are happy with their lives, breaking down to 92% of the Jews and 76% of the Arabs.
Average life expectancy is one of the world’s highest. It grew slightly to 84.7 years for women and 81 years for men.