On the eve of Rosh Hashana 2020, the population of Israel was estimated at approximately 9.246 million persons. The population is expected to reach 10 million residents by the end of 2024, and 15 million residents by the end of 2048. By the end of the projection period, in 2065, the population of Israel is expected to grow to 20 million.
The Jewish population numbers approximately 6.841 million residents (74.0% of the total population); the Arab population numbers approximately 1.946 million (21.0%), and the population of Others numbers approximately 459,000 (5.0%).
Since Rosh Hashana last year, the population of Israel has grown by approximately 150,000. The annual population growth rate in 2019 was 1.6%.
Approximately 170,000 babies were born and approximately 44,000 persons died. Approximately 25,000 persons were added to the population of Israel in the migration balance. Of those, approximately 20,000 were new immigrants.
This media release presents data collected by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on a variety of topics. The data are a summary of the Statistical Abstract of Israel which will be published in the coming months (Hebrew only). To date, the annual tables for 2020 have been published on the CBS Website.
The data relate to 2019 (before the Coronavirus pandemic), unless otherwise stated.
For updated data on the period of the Coronavirus pandemic (March-August 2020), see the media release "Social and Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic - March-August 2020".