CBS: Population grows 1.8% in 2012 to 7,981,000 people

Israel's population grew by 1.8% in 2012 and stands at 7,981,000 people, according to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statstics on the cusp of 2013.
According to the report, 170,000 babies were born in Israel during 2012, and 16,500 people immigrated to the Jewish state in the last twelve months.