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Ahead of Rosh Hashanah 5782, the Central Bureau of Statistics has published selected data on the population of Israel.

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the population of Israel is estimated at 9.391 million. The population is expected to reach 10 million at the end of 2024, 15 million at the end of 2048 and 20 million at the end of 2065.

In Israel, there are approximately 6.943 million Jewish residents (74% of the total population), approximately 1.982 million Arab residents (21%) and approximately 466,000 other residents (5%).

The population of Israel increased by about 146,000 people. The population growth rate was 1.6%. About 172,000 babies were born in Israel.

About 48,000 people died in total, of which about 5,800 died from COVID-19 (in the 11.5 months since Rosh Hashanah last year).

About 22,000 people were added to the population in the migration balance, of whom about 20,000 were new immigrants.