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Population of Israel/Palestine

(1553 - Present)

 
1533-39
1800
1914
1922
1931
1945
1947
1967
2005
2020
 
Ottoman Palestine
 
British Mandate
Israel
Muslims
145,000
246,000
525,000
590,890
759,712
1,061,270
1,181,000
289,600
1,140,600
1,930,480
Jews
5,000
7,000
94,000
83,794
174,610
553,600
630,000
2,383,600
5,313,800
6,806,000
Christians/Others
6,000
22,000
70,000
82,498
91,398
149,650
143,000
103,100
261,600
454,000
Total
157,000
275,000
689,000
757,182
1,035,821
1,764,520
1,970,000
2,776,300
6,990,700
9,190,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figures are not exact


Sources: Government of Palestine, Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922 taken on 23rd of October, 1922, compiled by J.B. Barron, Jerusalem, 1922;
Government of Palestine, Office of Statistics, Village Statistics, April 1945, Jerusalem, 1945;
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, List of Settlements, their Population and Codes, 31, XII, 1967, Technical Publications Series 28, Jerusalem 1968;
Israel Defense Forces, Census of Population conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, 1: West Bank of the Jordan, Gaza Strip and Northern Sinai, Golan Heights, Jerusalem 1967;
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, List of Localities, their Populations and Codes, 31, XII, 1995;
Technical Publications Series 68, Jerusalem 1996;
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Small Area Population: Revised Estimates for 1996, Ramallah, April 1996.
Benjamin Kedar, The Changing Land Between the Jordan and the Sea, Israel: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Press, 1999;
Arieh Avneri, The Claim of Dispossession, NJ: Transaction Books, 1984.
"Statistics Report: Less enlisting to army," Ynet, (December 28, 2006);
Roberto Bacchi, The Population of Israel, (Jerusalem, Hebrew University, 1977), p. 5;
Ofer Aderet.  Israel's Population Hits 8.7 Million on Eve of 69th Independence Day, Haaretz, (May 1, 2017);
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, (April 4, 2018);
Zeev Klein, “Israel reaches another milestone as population crosses 9 million,” Israel Hayom, (May 2, 2019);
“Israel’s population tops 9 million, including 45% of world Jewry,” Times of Israel, (May 6, 2019).
Eytan Halon,” Israeli Population To Soar To 15.2 Million By 100th Anniversary,” Jerusalem Post, (May 7, 2019);
Gad Lior, “Independence Day 2019 – a party for more than 9 million Israelis,” Ynet, (May 8, 2019);
“Ahead of 72nd Independence Day, Israeli population stands at 9.2 million,” Times of Israel, (April 26, 2020);
Della Pergola Demography in Israel; Brazil lecture 5 in Sylvia Maier, “Demographic Trends in Israel in the Arab and Jewish Populations: Possible Policy Implications,” Master’s Thesis, MS Global Affairs-NYU Center for Global Affairs, (Spring 2010).