08 September 2015
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  • ​On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5776 (2015), the population of Israel numbers approximately 8,412,000 residents.(1)
 Since Rosh Hashanah of last year,(2)​ the population in Israel increased by
about 158,000 persons – an increase of 1.9%, similar to previous years.

  • ​The Jewish population numbered approximately 6,300,000 residents (74.9% of the entire population), and the Arab population – approximately 1,746,000 residents (20.7%), and approximately 366,000 persons (4.4%) were categorized as "others"(3)

  • ​​ The population forecast for 2025-2030 predicts that the number of residents living in Israel will surpass 10 million.

  • ​ Over the course of the year, about 168,000 infants were born, and about 42,000 persons died.

  • ​​ Approximately 32,000 persons were added to the population in the migration  balance.(4) Of those, about 28,000 were new immigrants. This was an increase of about 35% over the previous year.
Most of the immigrants arrived from Ukraine (about 26%), from France (about 25%), from Russia (about 21%) and from the United States (about 9%). 


(1) This Media Release is based on preliminary data. The population estimate does not include foreign workers, whose number is estimated at approximately 192,000 at the end of 2014.
(2) Due to differences between the Hebrew calendar and the civil calendar, the data refer to nearly 11.5 months that have passed since the previous Jewish New year.
(3) Including non-Arab Christians and those not classified by religion in the Population Register.
(4) The migration balance is the difference between arriving residents – the total number of immigrants, family reunifications, and returning residents who were abroad for a stay of a year or more continuously and departing residents – residents who departed and stayed abroad for a year or more, continuously. ​


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