Israel's population hits 8-million mark on Jewish New Year

Since last year, the population has grown by 142,000 or by 1.8%.

September 2, 2013 13:08
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As Israel heads into the holiday season, an annual report by the Central Bureau of Statistics has estimated its population at 8.081 million.

According to the report released on Monday, the Jewish population in the country represents about 6.066 million people – 75.1 percent of the total population – and the Arab population represents 20.7%, the equivalent of some 1.670 million of Israel’s inhabitants.

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The remaining 4.2% – approximately 345,000 people – are non-Arab Christians as well as people of other religions and those with no religious affiliation.

The CBS figures also showed that in the past year about 163,000 babies were born in Israel. The most common baby names were Noa, Shira, Tamar, Talia, and Yael for girls. The most popular of the boy names were Itai, Daniel, Ori, Yosef, and Noam.

Forty-thousand deaths were recorded.

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