Israel population reaches 7.8 m. on eve of Jewish New Year

September 26, 2011 13:41

Israel’s population on the eve of the Jewish New Year 5772 stands at 7,797,400, continuing a steady population growth of 1.9 percent after surpassing the 7.5 million mark two years ago, according to figures released Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

In terms of ethnic divisions, Israel’s Jews now count for some 5,874,300 of the population; Arabs 1,600,100 people and the remaining 323,000 are those not registered as Jews or Arabs by the Interior Ministry.

The steady growth rate of 1.9% each year has been consistent since 2003 and reflects a similar growth rate to that of the 1980s, prior to the mass aliya of Jews from the Former Soviet Union during the 1990s.

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