Israel Population clock (live)

8,750,745
Current population
4,319,696
Current male population (49.4%)
4,431,049
Current female population (50.6%)
79,530
Births year to date
308
Births today
19,818
Deaths year to date
77
Deaths today
1,852
Net migration year to date
7
Net migration today
61,565
Population growth year to date
238
Population growth today

04-06-2020 13:26:24

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

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Quick facts about the population of Israel

Current population (as of Thursday, June 04, 2020)
8,750,507
Population rank
97 (0.11% of world population)
Total area
22,070 km2 (8,521 mi2)
Population density
396.5 per km2 (1,026.9 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.97 (4,319,696 men to 4,431,049 women)
Median age
30.2 years
Life expectancy
81.0 years (78.8 - men, 83.2 - women)

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Israel population 2020

During 2020 Israel population is projected to increase by 144,414 people and reach 8,833,594 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 140,070. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 4,345 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Israel (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Israel population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Israel will be increasing by 396 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Israel 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Israel was estimated to be 8,689,180 people. This is an increase of 1.66 % (142,053 people) compared to population of 8,547,127 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 137,780. Due to external migration, the population increased by 4,274. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.970 (970 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2019.

Below are the key figures for Israel population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Israel population density

Israel population density is 393.7 people per square kilometer (1,019.7/mi2) as of June 2020. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Israel divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Israel. The total area of Israel is 22,070 km2 (8,521 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Israel

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Judaism6,615,38375.6 %
Islam1,627,59418.6 %
Religiously Unaffiliated271,2663.1 %
Christianity175,0102.0 %
Buddhism26,2520.3 %
Other17,5010.2 %
Folk or traditional religions17,5010.2 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Thursday, June 04 2020).

Israel age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 according to our estimates Israel had the following population age distribution:

27.6 62.2 10.1

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Israel population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Israel age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Israel is 60.7 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Israel must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Israel is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Israel is 44.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Israel is 16.3 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Israel age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Israel is 81 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 78.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 83.2 years.

Israel historical population (1951 - 2020)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Israel population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511,306,034N/A %
19521,402,7957.41 %
19531,498,8666.85 %
19541,591,0136.15 %
19551,677,3715.43 %
19561,757,4824.78 %
19571,832,2954.26 %
19581,904,0153.91 %
19591,975,8043.77 %
19602,051,0253.81 %
19612,132,0813.95 %
19622,219,2884.09 %
19632,310,1174.09 %
19642,399,6133.87 %
19652,482,9143.47 %
19662,557,0622.99 %
19672,622,1462.55 %
19682,682,0002.28 %
19692,743,2332.28 %
19702,812,3932.52 %
19712,893,1462.87 %
19722,985,2943.19 %
19733,085,4743.36 %
19743,188,2953.33 %
19753,288,1613.13 %
19763,382,2112.86 %
19773,470,5892.61 %
19783,553,9932.40 %
19793,632,8672.22 %
19803,707,9662.07 %
19813,779,9691.94 %
19823,849,4091.84 %
19833,916,8941.75 %
19843,983,2351.69 %
19854,049,5051.66 %
19864,115,7731.64 %
19874,182,2601.62 %
19884,253,3081.70 %
19894,337,1011.97 %
19904,441,2512.40 %
19914,570,3812.91 %
19924,724,2923.37 %
19934,896,3183.64 %
19945,074,7773.64 %
19955,247,7623.41 %
19965,408,9213.07 %
19975,558,1432.76 %
19985,697,1322.50 %
19995,827,7302.29 %
20005,952,4872.14 %
20016,071,8462.01 %
20026,185,0981.87 %
20036,295,4891.78 %
20046,410,4041.83 %
20056,536,8611.97 %
20066,679,2572.18 %
20076,837,7992.37 %
20087,007,2852.48 %
20097,178,3862.44 %
20107,341,6662.27 %
20117,491,8512.05 %
20127,628,9211.83 %
20137,756,1631.67 %
20147,878,6511.58 %
20158,001,7601.56 %
20168,134,7491.66 %
20178,269,9491.66 %
20188,407,3961.66 %
20198,547,1271.66 %
20208,689,1801.66 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20208,713,564N/A %
20259,348,9487.29 %
20309,983,6476.79 %
203510,627,9916.45 %
204011,281,5616.15 %
204511,937,0185.81 %
205012,577,2965.36 %
205513,187,2744.85 %
206013,758,9824.34 %
206514,294,6403.89 %
207014,803,0273.56 %
207515,285,6233.26 %
208015,741,7952.98 %
208516,161,8702.67 %
209016,535,1612.31 %
209516,857,4811.95 %
210017,124,2921.58 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link