A father and son in Mea She’arim.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The yearly Facts and Trends in the State of the City and Its Changing Trends report provided by the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, based on data gathered by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the municipality and the National Insurance Institute, provides a picture of life in Jerusalem. About 10% of all residents of Israel are Jerusalemites. At the end of 2016, Jerusalem’s had 882,700 residents: 332,600 (38%) Arabs and 550,100 (62%) Jews and others (non-Arabs). The breakdown by religion is 536,630 Jews (61%), 319,840 Muslims (36%) and 15,720 Christians (2%) of whom 12,550 are Arab Christians and another 10,290 are uncategorized residents (1%).