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Israel Demographics Profile 2014

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Population7,821,850
note: approximately 341,400 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank (2012); approximately 18,900 Israeli settlers live in the Golan Heights (2012); approximately 196,400 Israeli settlers live in East Jerusalem (2011) (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 27.1% (male 1,084,748/female 1,035,525)
15-24 years: 15.7% (male 628,205/female 599,871)
25-54 years: 37.8% (male 1,508,860/female 1,443,898)
55-64 years: 8.8% (male 333,453/female 352,302)
65 years and over: 10.7% (male 368,318/female 466,670) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 63.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 45.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 17.6 %
potential support ratio: 5.7 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 29.9 years
male: 29.2 years
female: 30.6 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate1.46% (2014 est.)
Birth rate18.44 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate5.54 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate1.68 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 91.9% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.73% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationTel Aviv-Yafo 3.381 million; Haifa 1.054 million; JERUSALEM (capital) 791,000 (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth27.3 (2011 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.98 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.16 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.28 years
male: 79.05 years
female: 83.61 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate2.62 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS7,500 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Israeli(s)
adjective: Israeli
Ethnic groupsJewish 75.1% (of which Israel-born 73.6%, Europe/America/Oceania-born 17.9%, Africa-born 5.2%, Asia-born 3.2%), non-Jewish 24.9% (mostly Arab) (2012 est.)
ReligionsJewish 75.1%, Muslim 17.4%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 3.9% (2012 est.)
LanguagesHebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 98.5%
female: 95.9% (2004 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2009)
Education expenditures5.6% of GDP (2011)
Maternal mortality rate7 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7.7% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.11 physicians/1,000 population (2011)
Hospital bed density3.4 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate26.2% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014