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Israel's population reaches 9.33 mln: report

12 Apr 2021, 21:55 GMT+10

JERUSALEM, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Israel's population has reached 9.33 million, according to a report released on Monday by the state's Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of the Israeli Independence Day to be celebrated on Thursday.

According to the report, 73.9 percent of the population are Jews, or 6.894 million, and 21.1 percent are Arabs.

The figures also show that since Independence Day in 2020, the Israeli population has increased by 137,000, up by 1.5 percent.

During this period, approximately 167,000 babies were born in Israel, 16,300 immigrants arrived, and 50,000 died.

The population of Israel was only 806,000 when the country was established in 1948 and has since grown by more than 10 times.

Also, 28.1 percent of the total are aged below 14, and 12 percent are 65 and older. In addition, 56,000 people living in Israel are over the age of 90.

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