Before 2016, the Central Bureau of statistics published data on the number of citizens living in Israel.
According to the published information, as at 31 December 8.462.000 live in Israel. 74,9% of the population are Jews (6.335.000), a 20.7% are Arabs (1.757.000), and 4.4% belong to other confessions or appear as «not
having a religious identity».
In 2015, Israel’s population grew by 2%. In the past year were born in the country 176.700 babies. 74% of newborns are Jews and 23% Arabs. In 2015 44.000 died the Israelites.
According to CBS, in the past year have arrived in Israel approximately 28.000 people. 25% of repatriates came from France, 24% Ukrainian, 23% from Russia, 9% from USA.
According to the CBS forecast, in 2020 the number of inhabitants of Israel will amount to 9.1 million, in 2025 it will reach 9.8 million, and by 2035, Israel will live to 11.4 million people.