8,9 million live in Israel, 74% jews: 89% are satisfied with their lives

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by Ifi Reporter Category:Politics Sep 6, 2018

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Central Bureau of Statistics published data on the population of Israel for the past year. The data indicate that last year, which ended at the end of the Jewish year, some 189,000 babies were born in Israel, and 46,000 died.

8,907,000 live in Israel, of which 74.4% are Jews, 20.9% are Arab, and 4.9% are other minorities.
At the end of 2015, the population of the State of Israel numbered 8.463 million, of which 6.334 million were Jews (74.8%), 1.758 million Arabs (20.8%) and 371,000 others (4.4%). According to the data, the growth rate of the entire population during the year was 2%, similar to the growth rate observed during the last decade.
The Israeli population is considered to be a younger population than in the rest of the Western countries. By 2015, the percentage of children up to age 14 in Israel was 28.3%. However, the percentage of those aged 65 and over continued to rise, reaching 11.1%. In addition, the share of those aged 75 and over among the Israeli population has increased moderately over the years: 4.9% in 2015, compared with 3.8% in the early 1990s.
As of 2015, Israel has 983 men per 1,000 women, compared with 974 in 1995, so that in the past 20 years the sex ratio in Israel has been on the rise. Until the age of 32, the number of men is greater than the number of women, and from the age of 33 the number of women is greater than the number of men. For example, at the age of 75 and over, 700 men live for every 1,000 women.
The average life expectancy in Israel continues to rise: the average for men is 80.7 and remains the same as last year, but the average age of women has risen to 84.6 compared with 84.2 last year.
89% are satisfied or very satisfied with their lives in Israel, while 6% - about 340,000 people - often feel lonely. 37% of the Israelis, who constitute 2 million people, are not satisfied with their financial situation and 31% have difficulty covering their monthly expenses.
In the past year, 52,809 couples married and established a home in Israel, where 14,819 of them came to the rabbinate to divorce.
The average number of persons in the Israeli household as of the past year is 3.32, while Israel has about 2,057,000 nuclear families.
As of 2017, 175,000 teaching staff are employed in the education system, compared with 170,000 in 2016. The rate of recruitment of new teaching staff is on the rise: from an average of 7,500 between 2008-2010 and 11,700 on average in 2017-2018. In 2015, 6,471 teaching staff left the education system, compared to 5,059 in 2008.
The average gross monthly wage is NIS 10,109 for Israeli workers and 5,928 for foreign workers, and the average weekly hours are 36.2 hours, with the largest number of employed persons in the education system, with 471,000 workers, followed by 431,000 workers in wholesale and retail trade and vehicle repairs And 690,000 sales and service workers.

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