On New Year's Eve: The population of Israel is estimated at 9.593 million people

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by Ifi Reporter Category:Capital Market Sep 20, 2022

On New Year's Eve, the population of Israel is estimated at 9.593 million people. The population will reach about 10 million inhabitants at the end of 2024, and about 15 million inhabitants at the end of 2048 when the State of Israel will celebrate 100 years of existence, and about 20 million inhabitants at the end of 2065. Where will these people live? Well, Israel is not preparing for the expected growth in the coming years. Our politicians focus on the now and not the future. But - "Jerusalem, we have a problem".
We need another 5-6 large cities and another 10-15 small cities to accommodate the increase in population and/or to increase the existing cities. But where can you build in the existing cities? Is there a place in Tel Avish? In Ramat Gan? Well, there is a partial solution, there is urban renewal. Instead of a 2-3 story building, there will be a 7 or 10 or maybe 20 story building, there are dozens of such buildings in the center, maybe hundreds. The density will increase, but it will in any case only be a partial solution. This is not a solution for millions. As part of urban renewal, new cities will arise - what happened 20 years ago in Modi'in and a few years ago in Harish, will be more dramatic in the coming decades - new cities will arise.
One way or another, the country has about 7.069 million Jewish residents, about 2.026 million Arab residents, and about 500 thousand other residents (74%, 21% and 5% respectively). In the past year, the population of the State of Israel increased by about 187 thousand people, the population growth rate was about 2%. In the past year, about 177,000 babies were born, while about 53,000 people died. 4,400 died from Corona in the 12.5 months that passed from New Year's last year. About 63 thousand people were added to the population, of which about 59 thousand are new immigrants, most of them from Ukraine.
Broken down by output, the number of participants in the labor force (15 years and older) was 2.042 million men and approximately 1.915 million women. The number of households was 2.727 million. Of the workforce, about 5% are not employed, while among the employed 58.7% of the country's citizens (compared to 59.1% in 2020).
The largest number of workers are employed in the education sector, with this number standing at approximately 499,000. The second most employed branch is the health, welfare and relief services where approximately 457 thousand are employed. By trade, on the other hand, the number of people employed in the academic trade is about 1.192 million employed, while the sales and service workers branch employs about 710 thousand workers.
The average salary in the State of Israel is about NIS 11,795, an increase of about 2.5% compared to 2020. The average salary for foreign workers is about NIS 5,890, an increase of 2.2%.
In 2020 the Israeli Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased by 0.7%, while in 2021 the index increased by 2.8%. The index of residential construction inputs increased by 5.6%, while the index without wages increased by 9.4%.
The index also indicates a number of about 349.5 thousand jobs in the high-tech industry (about 9.6% of all jobs), an increase of about 8% compared to 2020. The average monthly salary for a salaried position in the field now stands at NIS 26,428, an increase of 6.3% compared to 2020.
In 2021, the State of Israel invested 192.5 billion shekels, with the amounts spread across residential (53.3%), non-residential construction (27.2%) and civil engineering work (19.4%). The apartment price index increased in 2021 by 13.1%, when the new apartment price index increased by 13.6%. The average price of an apartment at the end of 2021 was about NIS 1.728 million. The rent index increased by 1.1% and now stands at a total of NIS 4,092 per month.
In 2020, the State of Israel invested approximately 16.1 billion shekels in the public sector to protect the environment, and an additional amount of approximately 2.5 billion shekels in the industry and electricity sectors for the same needs.
In Israel, about 66.3% of electricity was consumed through natural gas, 28.3% through coal, 4.7% through renewable energy, and about 0.7% through other fossil fuels. In total, the State of Israel consumed electricity in the amount of 61.6 kWh (5.3 million tons of oil - satan) throughout the year, an increase of 0.2%.
As part of the various elections to the Knesset, in the elections to the 23rd Knesset, the number of those with the right to vote was approximately 6.45 million, with a turnout of 71.5%. In the 24th election, the turnout was about 67.4%.

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