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Israel Demographics Profile 2013

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Population7,707,042 (July 2013 est.)
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)
Age structure0-14 years: 27.3% (male 1,077,081/female 1,028,192)
15-24 years: 15.7% (male 619,091/female 590,551)
25-54 years: 37.7% (male 1,485,292/female 1,422,352)
55-64 years: 8.8% (male 328,943/female 348,695)
65 years and over: 10.5% (male 355,049/female 451,796) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 62.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 45.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 17.4 %
potential support ratio: 5.7 (2013)
Median agetotal: 29.7 years
male: 29 years
female: 30.4 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate1.5% (2013 est.)
Birth rate18.71 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate5.52 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate1.81 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 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 3.219 million; Haifa 1.027 million; JERUSALEM (capital) 768,000 (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: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth27.3 (2011 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.03 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.84 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.17 years
male: 78.96 years
female: 83.49 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate2.65 children born/woman (2013 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 (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Israeli(s)
adjective: Israeli
Ethnic groupsJewish 76.4% (of which Israel-born 67.1%, Europe/America-born 22.6%, Africa-born 5.9%, Asia-born 4.2%), non-Jewish 23.6% (mostly Arab) (2004)
ReligionsJewish 75.6%, Muslim 16.9%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.7%, other 3.8% (2008)
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 expenditures5.9% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate7 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7.7% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.108 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 February 21, 2013