Population of Israel 2017

Population

Population: Current population of Israel is 8,299,706 (includes populations of the Golan Heights of Golan Sub-District and also East Jerusalem, which was annexed by Israel after 1967) people (July 2017 est.).

note: approximately 21,000 Israeli settlers live in the Golan Heights (2015); approximately 201,000 Israeli settlers live in East Jerusalem (2014) (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Israeli(s)
adjective: Israeli

Ethnic Groups

Jewish 74.8% (of which Israel-born 75.6%, Europe/America/Oceania-born 16.6%, Africa-born 4.9%, Asia-born 2.9%), non-Jewish 25.2% (mostly Arab) (2015 est.)

Languages

Hebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)

Religions

Jewish 74.8%, Muslim 17.6%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 4% (2015 est.)
religious affiliation:

Age Structure

0-14 years: 27.51% (male 1,168,351/female 1,114,902)
15-24 years: 15.53% (male 658,572/female 630,675)
25-54 years: 37.17% (male 1,577,187/female 1,507,793)
55-64 years: 8.46% (male 344,922/female 357,301)
65 years and over: 11.33% (male 421,660/female 518,343) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 64.2
youth dependency ratio: 45.7
elderly dependency ratio: 18.4
potential support ratio: 5.4 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 29.7 years
male: 29.1 years
female: 30.4 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.5% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

18.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

population concentrated in and around Tel-Aviv, as well as around the Sea of Galilee; the south remains sparsely populated with the exception of the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba

Urbanization

urban population: 92.3% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.5% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

Tel Aviv-Yafo 3.608 million; Haifa 1.097 million; JERUSALEM (proclaimed capital) 839,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

27.6 years (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

5 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 82.4 years
male: 80.6 years
female: 84.4 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.64 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

7.8% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.62 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

3.3 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

25.8% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.9% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: 98.7%
female: 96.8% (2011 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 16 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 8.6%
male: 8.2%
female: 9.1% (2016 est.)