Israel’s population hits 9.14 million
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Israel’s population hits 9.14 million

Number of people in the Jewish state increased by almost two percent in the past twelve months according to the Central Bureau of Statistics

People watch the military airshow on Israel's 71st Independence Day in Tel Aviv on May 9, 2019. Photo by: JINIPIX
People watch the military airshow on Israel's 71st Independence Day in Tel Aviv on May 9, 2019. Photo by: JINIPIX

Israel’s population grew by 1.9 percent to 9.14 million in 2019.

The Central Bureau of Statistics released the statistics on Tuesday, the last day of 2019.

The breakdown of the population includes 6.772 million Jewish citizens, or 74.1 percent; 1.916 million Arab citizens, or 21 percent;  and 448,000, or 4.9 percent, classified as “other,” including Russian-speaking immigrants who are not Jewish.

Some 177,000 new births were recorded in 2019, 74 percent to Jewish mothers and 22.3 percent to Arab mothers.

Just over one-fifth of the population increase, or 34,000, came from immigration, according to the bureau.

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