On the eve of the 73rd Independence Day, the population of Israel was 9.327 million people, 6.894 million of whom are Jews (73.9%), 1.966 million Arabs (21.1%) and 467,000 defined as “other” (5%), according to figures published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
Since last Independence Day, the population of Israel has increased by 137,000 people (an increase of 1.5%). During this period, about 167,000 babies were born, about 16.3 thousand immigrants arrived, and about 50,000 people died.
At the establishment of the State, the population of Israel numbered 806,000. Following establishment of the state, the percentage of Jews in Israel was 82.1% and the percentage of Arabs was 17.9%.
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