Central Bureau of Statistics

Most Israelis are happy with their jobs - but nearly a third live in debt

Close to 90% of Israelis are happy with their jobs and lives, though nearly a third live in debt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 8:52 AM

Report: 42% of Israeli families live in overdraft

More Arabs then Jews avoid using credit cards, and less have mortgage debt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 2:36 PM

Beit Shemesh has the largest number of children per family

Children make up 33% of Israel's population, statistics show.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2019, 2:53 PM

Nearly a third of haredim didn't grow up haredi

Educated parents mean educated children - and nearly a third of haredim did not grow up in a haredi home, CBS survey shows.Michal Levi, 10/30/2019, 1:33 PM

Most senior citizens are happy with their lives

New statistics paint positive picture of how Israeli seniors fare: Most are happy, financially independent, and in good health.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2019, 4:11 PM

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, to see a 14% increase in number of students

New statistics show Israel's public school sectors growing, as number of students in Arab schools drop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 3:40 PM

Muslims now make up 18% of Israel's population

Muslim population growth, fertility rates, decline slightly in 2018, statistics show.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 2:48 PM

A third of young adults live with their parents

New survey shows 32% of young adults live with their parents, 79% of them are employed. Also: Most divorces happen after 10 or more years.Chana Roberts, 6/18/2019, 2:23 PM

Number of car accidents in Israel drops

Central Statistics Bureau presents data on road accidents showing decrease in accidents as well as fatalities and injuries compared to 2017.Mordechai Sones, 1/31/2019, 6:00 PM

City with the most children - Modi'in Ilit

Israeli households have 2.46 children on average, nearly 3 million children in country, Central Bureau of Statistics reported.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2018, 10:59 PM

Israel's senior citizens are happy with their lives

Percentage of senior citizens rises, statistics show most senior are happy with their lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2018, 5:45 PM

Watch: If Israel were a village of 100 persons

Central Bureau of Statistics presents latest population data - with a scaled-down model for easier visualization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2018, 5:32 PM

Netanyahu: It's good to live in Israel

'People feel the country is on an upward path, that it's good to live here - so about 90% of citizens say they're satisfied living here.'Nitzan Keidar, 9/5/2018, 6:44 PM

89% of Israelis satisfied with their lives

Central Bureau of Statistics publishes population details ahead of Rosh Hashanah, finding that average life expectancy continues to rise.Uzi Baruch, 9/4/2018, 2:16 PM

Study shows Muslim birthrate rising

Study shows Israeli Muslim birthrate rising, reversing a 16-year decrease. Muslims make up close to 18% of Israel's population.Tzvi Lev, 8/20/2018, 3:44 PM

Haredim most satisfied with life

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics report, 91% of haredim contributed to charity, compared to 60% of secular Israelis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2018, 4:08 PM

Population of Israel: 8.8 million

Data released ahead of 2018 finds 75% of Israeli population is Jewish. 73.8% of babies born last year Jewish, 23.3% Arab.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2017, 2:25 PM

Sharp jump in number of singles

Israelis marry more than in most developed countries, but marriage age has climbed steadily in recent decades.Mordechai Sones, 8/6/2017, 2:09 PM

Gaps between the center and periphery affect teachers, too

Teachers in Israel's periphery have lower test scores than teachers in Israel's center - and it may be affecting the students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2017, 2:53 PM

Tourism in Israel hits record high

Tourism during first half of 2017 jumps 26%, marking record high. Tourism Minister: Expect similar stats in coming months.Chana Roberts, 7/10/2017, 3:52 PM

Report: Half of all Arabs don't read books

Central Bureau of Statistics: Women read more books than men, half of Arabs don't read at all.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 6/5/2017, 2:20 PM

Jerusalem is Israel's largest city

Jerusalem's population grows by 16,000 residents, 8,200 of whom are Jewish.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 3:00 PM

Population of Israel: 8.68 million

As State of Israel nears 70th birthday, new statistics find that population is 10 times as great as it was during state's founding.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 4/27/2017, 1:22 PM

What were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015?

The Central Bureau of Statistics published the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 3:52 PM

Residents of Judea and Samaria feel most secure of all Israelis

CBS finds residents of Judea and Samaria feel the most secure of all Israelis. Residents of Jerusalem feel the least secure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 6:17 PM

Israel's population reaches 8.58 million

Israel will have a population of 8.585 million citizens this Rosh Hashanah, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.JTA, 9/28/2016, 1:39 AM

Average wage rises to 9,507 shekels

Of all jobs measured in May, 33% had a higher-than-average wage, while 66% had a lower-than-average wage.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 8/7/2016, 2:54 PM

Data reveals haredi educational gap

Statistics regarding dropout rates among haredim in academia emerges to challenge haredi narrative that core curriculum is unnecessary.Shai Landesman, 7/28/2016, 10:37 AM

Divorce becoming more common in Israel

Central Bureau of Statistics reveal that about 2% of the population are divorced, rate is constantly increasing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2016, 3:52 PM

Jerusalem now home to 10% of Israelis

The largest city in Israel, 870,000 residents recorded in Jerusalem as of 2015 Jerusalem Day statistics reveal.Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2016, 4:41 PM

Road accident rate rises for third year

126 Israelis killed so far in 2016; 1,200 injured on electric bikes.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2016, 8:42 AM

83% of Israelis are satisfied with where they live

Central Bureau of Statistics releases figures from the 2014 quality of life survey.Uzi Baruch, 5/19/2016, 4:07 PM

Israel's population: Over 8.5 million

Israeli population grows by 2.2% since last year’s Independence Day, approximately 195,000 babies were born; 36,000 made Aliyah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 2:30 PM

Women better educated, still earn less than men

Central Bureau of Statistics releases report on women in Israel ahead of International Women's DayShoshana Miskin, 3/7/2016, 8:47 AM

Stats show Jerusalem is being abandoned

Figures from 2014, well before terror wave, reveal capital tops negative migration at 6,740, majority of them young. Due to building freeze?Ari Yashar, 2/23/2016, 7:34 PM

45 Jewish Mohammeds in Israel?

CBS records show that in 2014, no less than 45 Jewish children were named after the Muslim prophet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2016, 1:32 PM

Nearly 75% of Israel's population are Jews

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics says Israel's population rose 2% in 2015 thanks to birth of 176,700 babies and 28,000 new olim.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 12/31/2015, 12:03 PM

Most popular baby names among Jews: Noam and Noa

In 2014 the most popular baby name was Muhammad – one in seven boys was given the most common Muslim nameArutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 3:47 PM

Israeli lifespan could extend past 90 soon: CBS

Israelis already have among the longest lifespans of any nation – and that lifespan is set to get even longer, statistics say.Moshe Cohen, 10/29/2015, 9:47 AM

Fin. Ministry Looks for Solution to Economy Slump

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon calls emergency meeting following CBS report on poor economic growth in second quarter 2015.Matt Wanderman, 8/18/2015, 10:46 AM

Teacher Burnout At Record High

One in four new teachers will switch professions within five years, Central Bureau of Statistics reveals.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2015, 5:30 PM

1 in 10 Israelis Skip Hot Meals Due to Poverty

Poll shows Israelis generally happy with life, but poverty still effects a significant portion, particularly among Arabs and haredim.Moshe Cohen, 6/28/2015, 4:10 PM

Five Times More University Grads Than in 1990

New stats show over 75,000 Israelis achieved academic degrees in 2014, five times the number who graduated in 1990.Moshe Cohen, 6/23/2015, 3:49 PM

Finance Ministry Warns Israel May Go Bankrupt

Finance Ministry economist warns Israel could face a crisis like Greece's by 2059, if haredim and Arabs don't go to work.Ari Yashar, 6/1/2015, 2:49 PM

Israelis Feel Secure, But Don't Trust Police

The majority of Israelis feel comfortable walking alone at night, but do not trust - or are dissatisfied with - police.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 5/3/2015, 2:06 PM

Israel's Population Now 8.345 Million

Independence Day census: 176,000 babies were born and 32,000 people immigrated in 2014; Israel now has 6.251 million Jews.Tova Dvorin, 4/21/2015, 12:42 PM

In Huge Demand, Chicken a 'Star' this Passover

The Passover shopping season this year saw record demand for chicken and turkey in Israel's markets.Yaakov Levi, 4/1/2015, 5:57 PM

Tens of Thousands of Jobs in Israel Go Unfilled

There were more available jobs – and more available high-paying jobs - in Israel in the fourth quarter of 2014 than ever before.Moshe Cohen, 3/25/2015, 7:23 PM

How Many Arabs, Jews Live in Judea-Samaria?

Gap of over one million people in census data from Judea-Samaria population counts; experts accuse PA of falsifying, omitting information.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2014, 4:23 PM

CBS: Schools Getting Better; Improvement Spotty

Schools in Israel have improved over the past several years, but a lot of the improvement depends on where you live.Yaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 4:25 PM

CBS: Better Salaries and More Jobs in 2014, So Far

There were more jobs in 2014 for Israelis to choose from, and the salaries were better, too, statistics show.Yaakov Levi, 7/6/2014, 5:10 PM

Average Salaries in Israel Up in 2013

Most Israelis made more in 2013 than in 2012 - with some; like those in the communications industry, making a lot more.David Lev, 3/6/2014, 3:38 PM

Statistics: Judea and Samaria Building Up 123.7%

Peace Now irked at the revelation, blames Netanyahu government; meanwhile, building is up all over Israel.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 6:33 PM

Statistics Show Leading Causes of Death in Israel

Data released Wednesday from Central Statistics Bureau reveals cancers as major killer, with heart disease as close second.Tova Dvorin, 11/20/2013, 8:39 PM

One Third of Israelis Aged 17 and Under in 2012

Children under 17 years of age constituted one third of Israel's population in 2012, for a total of 2.626 million children.David Lev, 11/18/2013, 4:26 PM

Israel: Jewish Birth Rate Continues to Rise

CBS report says Jewish birth rate is highest since 1995. Hareidi society younger than ever, Muslim birth rates still higher but falling.Adam Ross, 10/17/2013, 4:15 PM

September Tourism Drops by 16%

Tourism Ministry pins falling numbers on regional unrest, Jewish holiday season, but says overall picture still rosy.Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 8:41 AM