In 2019, 33,247 immigrants arrived in Israel – 18.1% more than in 2018. The largest number of immigrants came from Russia (15,821 immigrants, 48.2% of all immigrants), an increase of about 50% compared with 2018.
Immigration to Israel during the period of coping with the Coronavirus epidemic, March-June 2020: According to preliminary data from the beginning of this year, there was a decrease of 65.5% in the number of immigrants compared with the corresponding period last year. Tourists who changed their status from tourist to immigrant were about 42% of all immigrants in 2020 compared with about 17% in 2019.
Since Israel's establishment as a State, about 3.3 million immigrants immigrated to Israel, about 44.3% of whom immigrated from 1990 onwards.
In 2019, about 33,000 immigrants immigrated, 18.1% more than in 2018. The rate of immigrants was 3.7 immigrants per 1,000 residents.
Of all immigrants in 2019, 73.8% came from the USSR (former), mainly from Russia and Ukraine, 7.6% came from the United States and 6.8% came from France.
In 2019, the decrease in the number of immigrants from France continued (2,227 immigrants), a decrease of 7.8% compared with 2018. (The peak of the current wave of immigration was in 2015 – when 6,628 immigrants arrived).
The new immigrants made their first residence mainly in the large cities (with 100,000 residents or more): 13.0% of all immigrants in 2019 settled in Tel Aviv-Yafo, 12.2% in Netanya, 8.9% in Haifa, and 7.9% in Jerusalem.
The level of education among immigrants aged 15 and over who arrived in 2019 was relatively high – 74.8% of them had 13 or more years of schooling.
69.9% of the immigrants aged 15 and over were professionals.
In 2019, 4,251 immigrating citizens settled in the country. Together with the immigrants, a total of 37,498 new immigrants arrived in Israel