At the end of 2017, the population of Ethiopian origin in Israel numbered 148,700 residents Approximately 87,000 were born in Ethiopia, and 61,700 were Israeli-born with fathers born in Ethiopia.
In 2017, 1,467 immigrants arrived in Israel from Ethiopia. (Of these, 37 were immigrants and 1,430 arrived under family reunification).
More than 60% of the population of Ethiopian origin lives in two main districts: The Central District (approximately 38%) and the Southern District (approximately 24%). At the end of 2017, the urban locality with the largest population of Ethiopian origin was Netanya (approximately 11,700 persons). However, the highest percentage of residents of Ethiopian origin out of the total population in a locality was found in Qiryat Mal'akhi (16.5%).
The population of Ethiopian origin marries at a later age than the overall Jewish population.
88% of persons of Ethiopian origin marry another person of the same origin; more men than women marry other persons of Ethiopian origin (92% and 85%, respectively).
The divorce rate among the population of Ethiopian origin was more than double the rate among the overall Jewish population (19 out of every 1,000 marriages, compared with 9 per 1,000 marriages among the overall Jewish population).