Tel Aviv, the city without children

Tel Aviv ranks highest on recent survey as city with most childless families, Bnei Brak has the most children. Judea-Samaria leads regions.

Raphael Poch ,

Tel Aviv skyline
Tel Aviv skyline
Hadas Parush/Flash 90

While Tel Aviv might be Israel's version of the "city that never sleeps," it is also the Israeli version of the city without children, according to a new study published by the Central Bureau of Statistics. 

Tel Aviv was listed as the city with the highest percentage of childless couples; it's neighbor Bnei Brak meanwhile has the highest percentage of couples with children under the age of 17.  

The report was published in time for National Family Day which is set to take place on Tuesday, February 9. According to the report Israel has 1.96 million families currently living in the country as of 2014, which is a large increase over the 1.65 million families that lived in the country just a decade earlier. 

Among them 45% of all the families in Israel live in the 14 largest cities, whose populations number at least 100,000 people. Leading off the list is Bnei Brak where 66.7% of the families have children under 17, while in Tel Aviv 39.9% of families do not have children at all. 

With regards to single parent families, Haifa and Be'er Sheva lead the way with 8.3% of the families being classified as single parent families, while Ramat Gan follows as a close second at 8.1% of the families that are qualified as single parent families with children under the age of 17.

The Bureau also gauged the ethnicity of breadwinners in each family, with 80% of the families in Israel - some 1.57 million - having a Jewish head of household and 17%, or some 330,000 of the families, having an Arab head of household.  

In Israel the amount of families who do not have any children is some 24.3% of all families, while single parent families make up some 12.7% of all families. 

The national average for regional statistics for the number of families that have children under the age of 17 is 48%. The areas of Judea and Samaria have an average of 68%, qualifying it as the highest national average in terms of region for families that have children.  




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