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For the first time, the number of children enrolled in the haredi education system is dropping, according to the figures released by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies ahead of Jerusalem Day.

May 2, 2013 16:43
4 minute read.
There are still far more people leaving the city than moving to it.

Jerusalem street 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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Every year, as the day marking the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six Day War approaches, the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies releases the latest figures on many aspects of the city’s demographics. The following data refer to the situation that prevailed at the end of 2011.

The 804,400 residents of Jerusalem comprised 511,400 Jews and others who were not Arab (64 percent), and 293,000 Arabs (36%). Of these residents, 486,800 lived in areas that were added to the city’s limits after 1967 – consisting of both Jews and Arabs, representing 61% of the capital’s entire population.


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