On the eve of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) 5774, the population of Israel is estimated at 8.081 million people.

 8.081 million residents in the State of Israel

 

(Communicated by the Central Bureau of Statistics)

On the eve of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) 5774, the population of Israel is estimated at 8.081 million people.

The Jewish population numbers about 6.066 million (75.1% of the total population). Arabs number about 1.67 million (20.7%). In the category of “others” – non-Arab Christians, members of other religions and the non-affiliated (as defined by the Ministry of the Interior) – there are about 345,000 residents (4.2%).

Since last Rosh Hashana (5773), Israel’s population has increased by about 142,000 people. In the Jewish year 5773 (October 2012 – September 2013), population increase was 1.8%, similar to that in the past few years.

During the past year, about 163,000 babies were born in Israel and about 40,000 people died.

There was a net addition to the population of 19,000 people due to immigration.