The Central Bureau of Statistics released a study of demographic changes in Israel between 1990 and 2009 to celebrate International Statistics Day on Wednesday.
According to the report, Israel's population is equivalent to approximately one thousandth the global total and is equivalent to that of Switzerland. But what it lacks in size, Israel seems to make up for with its youthful energy. Twenty-eight percent of Israelis are below the age of 14 (26 percent in the Jewish sector and 38 percent in the Arab one) and 12 percent of Israelis are over the age of 65. Israelis also have more children than their Western counterparts with the average Israeli mother having excatly three children as compared to 2.1 kids in the US, 2.0 in France, 1.7 in Canada and 1.4 in Italy.
A minor gender imbalance exists in Israel, with 2.814 million adult males as compared to 2.890 million females; however, the number of men exceeds that of woman up until the age of 30.
Marriage still appears to be a widely accepted norm, with only four percent of long-term couples unmarried and 92% of those between the ages of 40 and 44 having been married at least once. For single ladies though, Tel Aviv is the place to be, at least the CBS report seems to suggest. According to the report, in 2008 44% of women between the ages of 30 and 34 living in Tel Aviv were single.