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Israel: Population by Religion

(April 9, 2018)

Year
Druze  
% of Total
Christians  
% of Total
Muslims  
% of Total
Jews  
% of Total
Total  
1949   
14.5 
1.2%
34.0 
2.9%
111.5 
9.5%
1,013.9 
86.4%
1,173.9 
1950   
15.0 
1.1%
36.0 
2.6%
116.1 
8.5%
1,203.0 
87.8%
1,370.1 
1951   
15.5 
1.0%
39.0 
2.5%
118.9 
7.5%
1,404.4 
89.0%
1,577.8 
1952   
16.1 
1.0%
40.4 
2.5%
122.8 
7.5%
1,450.2 
89.0%
1,629.5 
1953   
16.8 
1.0%
41.4 
2.5%
127.5 
7.6%
1,483.6 
88.9%
1,669.4 
1954   
18.0 
1.0%
42.0 
2.4%
131.8 
7.7%
1,526.0 
88.8%
1,717.8 
1955   
19.0 
1.1%
43.3 
2.4%
136.2 
7.6%
1,590.5 
88.9%
1,789.1 
1956   
19.8 
1.1%
43.7 
2.3%
141.3 
7.5%
1,667.5 
89.1%
1,872.4 
1957   
20.5 
1.0%
45.8 
2.3%
146.8 
7.4%
1,762.8 
89.2%
1,976.0 
1958   
21.4 
1.1%
47.3 
2.3%
152.8 
7.5%
1,810.2 
89.1%
2,031.7 
1959   
22.3 
1.1%
48.3 
2.3%
159.2 
7.6%
1,858.8 
89.0%
2,088.7 
1960   
23.3 
1.1%
49.6 
2.3%
166.3 
7.7%
1,911.3 
88.9%
2,150.4 
(3)1961   
24.3 
1.1%
50.5 
2.3%
173.3 
7.8%
1,985.5 
88.9%
2,233.6 
(4)1961   
26.3 
1.2%
51.3 
2.3%
174.9 
7.8%
1,981.7 
88.7%
2,234.2 
     1962   
27.3 
1.2%
52.6 
2.3%
183.0 
7.8%
2,068.9 
88.7%
2,331.8 
     1963   
28.5 
1.2%
53.9 
2.2%
192.2 
7.9%
2,155.6 
88.7%
2,430.1 
     1964   
28.6 
1.1%
55.5 
2.2%
202.3 
8.0%
2,239.2 
88.7%
2,525.6 
     1965   
29.8 
1.1%
57.1 
2.2%
212.4 
8.2%
2,299.1 
88.5%
2,598.4 
     1966   
31.0 
1.2%
58.5 
2.2%
223.0 
8.4%
2,344.9 
88.2%
2,657.4 
     1967   
32.1 
1.2%
71.0 
2.6%
289.6 
10.4%
2,383.6 
85.9%
2,776.3 
     1968   
33.3 
1.2%
72.2 
2.5%
300.8 
10.6%
2,434.8 
85.7%
2,841.1 
     1969   
34.6 
1.2%
73.5 
2.5%
314.5 
10.7%
2,506.8 
85.6%
2,929.5 
     1970   
35.9 
1.2%
75.5 
2.5%
328.6 
10.9%
2,582.0 
85.4%
3,022.1 
     1971   
37.3 
1.2%
77.3 
2.5%
344.0 
11.0%
2,662.0 
85.3%
3,120.7 
(3)1972   
. .  
 
. .  
 
. .  
 
2,749.4 
85.2%
3,226.6 
(4)1972   
37.8 
1.2%
73.8 
2.3%
360.6 
11.2%
2,752.7 
85.4%
3,225.0 
     1973   
39.3 
1.2%
76.7 
2.3%
377.2 
11.3%
2,845.0 
85.2%
3,338.2 
     1974   
40.8 
1.2%
78.7 
2.3%
395.2 
11.6%
2,906.9 
85.0%
3,421.6 
     1975   
42.2 
1.2%
80.1 
2.3%
411.4 
11.8%
2,959.4 
84.7%
3,493.2 
     1976   
43.9 
1.2%
82.0 
2.3%
429.0 
12.0%
3,020.4 
84.5%
3,575.4 
     1977   
45.6 
1.2%
83.8 
2.3%
446.5 
12.2%
3,077.3 
84.2%
3,653.2 
     1978   
47.3 
1.3%
85.5 
2.3%
463.5 
12.4%
3,141.2 
84.0%
3,737.6 
     1979   
49.0 
1.3%
87.6 
2.3%
481.2 
12.5%
3,218.4 
83.9%
3,836.2 
     1980   
50.7 
1.3%
89.9 
2.3%
498.3 
12.7%
3,282.7 
83.7%
3,921.7 
     1981   
52.3 
1.3%
91.5 
2.3%
513.7 
12.9%
3,320.3 
83.5%
3,977.7 
     1982   
65.6 
1.6%
94.0 
2.3%
530.8 
13.1%
3,373.2 
83.0%
4,063.6 
(3)1983   
67.7 
1.6%
96.2 
2.3%
548.6 
13.2%
3,436.1 
82.8%
4,148.5 
(4)1983   
68.0 
1.7%
95.9 
2.3%
542.2 
13.2%
3,412.5 
82.9%
4,118.6 
     1984   
70.0 
1.7%
98.2 
2.3%
559.7 
13.3%
3,471.7 
82.7%
4,199.7 
     1985   
72.0 
1.7%
99.4 
2.3%
577.6 
13.5%
3,517.2 
82.4%
4,266.2 
     1986   
74.0 
1.7%
100.9 
2.3%
595.0 
13.7%
3,561.4 
82.2%
4,331.3 
     1987   
76.1 
1.7%
103.0 
2.3%
614.5 
13.9%
3,612.9 
82.0%
4,406.5 
     1988   
78.1 
1.7%
105.0 
2.3%
634.6 
14.2%
3,659.0 
81.7%
4,476.8 
     1989   
80.3 
1.8%
107.0 
2.3%
655.2 
14.4%
3,717.1 
81.5%
4,559.6 
     1990   
82.6 
1.7%
114.7 
2.4%
677.7 
14.1%
3,946.7 
81.9%
4,821.7 
     1991   
84.8 
1.7%
128.0 
2.5%
701.4 
13.9%
4,144.6 
81.9%
5,058.8 
     1992   
87.1 
1.7%
140.9 
2.7%
725.4 
14.0%
4,242.5 
81.7%
5,195.9 
     1993   
89.3 
1.7%
151.8 
2.8%
751.4 
14.1%
4,335.2 
81.4%
5,327.6 
     1994   
91.7 
1.7%
157.3 
2.9%
781.5 
14.3%
4,441.1 
81.2%
5,471.5 
(3)1995   
94.0 
1.7%
162.6 
2.9%
813.0 
14.5%
4,549.5 
81.0%
5,619.0 
     (4)1995   
92.2 
1.6%
120.6 
2.1%
811.2 
14.5%
4,522.3 
80.6%
5,612.3 
1996
94.5 
1.6%
123.4 
2.1%
839.9 
14.6%
4,616.1 
80.2%
5,757.9 
1997
96.7 
1.6%
126.1 
2.1%
867.9 
14.7%
4,701.6 
79.7%
5,900.0 
1998
99.0 
1.6%
128.7 
2.1%
899.8 
14.9%
4,785.1 
79.2%
6,041.4 
1999
101.2 
1.6%
131.8 
2.1%
934.1 
15.0%
4,872.8 
78.5%
6,209.1 
2000
103.8 
1.6%
135.1 
2.1%
970.0 
15.2%
4,955.4 
77.8%
6,369.3 
2001
106.3 
1.6%
138.5 
2.1%
1,004.6 
15.4%
5,025.0 
77.2%
6,508.8 
2002
108.5 
1.6%
140.4 
2.1%
1,038.3 
15.7%
5,094.2 
76.8%
6,631.1 
2003
110.8 
1.6%
142.4 
2.1%
1,072.5 
15.9%
5,165.4 
76.5%
6,748.4 
2004
113.0 
1.6%
144.3 
2.1%
1,107.4 
16.1%
5,237.6 
76.2%
6,869.5 
2005
115.2 
1.6%
146.4 
2.1%
1,140.6 
16.3%
5,313.8 
76.0%
6,990.7 
2006
117.5 
1.7%
149.1 
2.1%
1,173.1 
16.5%
5,393.4 
75.8%
7,116.7 
2007
119.7 
1.7%
151.6 
2.1%
1,206.1 
16.7%
5,478.2 
75.6%
7,243.6 
     (3)2008   
121.9 
1.7%
153.1 
2.1%
1,240.0 
16.8%
5,569.2 
75.5%
7,374.0 
     (4)2008   
123.2 
1.7%
150.2 
2.0%
1,254.1 
16.9%
5,608.9 
75.6%
7,419.1 
2009
125.3 
1.7%
151.9 
2.0%
1,286.5 
17.0%
5,701.9 
75.5%
7,552.0 
2010
127.5 
1.7%
153.4 
2.0%
1,320.5 
17.2%
5,802.4 
75.4%
7,695.1 
2011
129.5 
1.7%
155.8 
2.0%
1,353.6 
17.3%
5,898.4 
75.3%
7,836.6 
2012
131.5 
1.6%
158.4 
2.0%
1,387.5 
17.4%
5,999.6 
75.1%
7,984.5 
2013
133.4 
1.6%
160.9 
2.0%
1,420.3 
17.5%
6,104.5 
75.0%
8,134.5 
2014
135.4 
1.6%
163.5 
2.0%
1,453.8 
17.5%
6,219.2 
75.0%
8,296.9 
2015
137.3 
1.6%
165.9 
2.0%
1,488.0 
17.6%
6,334.5 
74.8%
8,463.4 
2016
139.3 
1.6%
168.3 
2.0%
1,524.0 
17.7%
6,446.1 
74.7%
8,628.6 
2017
141.2 
1.6%
171.9 
2.0%
1,561.7 
17.8%
6,554.5 
74.5%
8,797.9 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
6,668.0 
74.3%
8,972.0 

Data based on: CBS, Population Census; Population and Immigration Authority, Population Register.
1. Until 1995, before publication of the Census results, also included those not classified by religion at the Population Register.
2. Date of population registration.
3. Based on the previous Census.
4. Based on the Census of that year.
5. Incl. those not classified by religion and Lebanese who were not classified by religion.
6. Incl. Arab Christians and non-Arab Christians.


Source: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.