Israel population is expected to reach 10 million by the end of 2024, according to the state’s Central Bureau of Statistics.
The bureau said in its annual report that the Israeli population has reached 9.092 million from 8.907 million a year ago, up by 2.1 per cent,.
However, the report expected Israel’s population to reach 15 million by the end of 2048, and 20 million by the end of 2065.
Jews account for 74.2 per cent of Israeli population with 6.744 million, followed by the Arabs, 1.907 million, who account for 21 per cent of the population.
The rest, 441,000, who are non-Arab Christians, other religious and non-religious citizens, accounts for 4.8 per cent of the Israeli population.
During the past Jewish calendar year, about 196,000 babies were born, while about 50,000 people died in Israel. A total of 38,000 people immigrated to Israel, of whom 35,000 were Jewish.
In addition, the life expectancy of men in Israel is 80.9 years compared to women’s 84 years. The infant mortality rate is 3 out of 1,000 births.
The report also showed that about 43.3 per cent of Jews in Israel aged 20 and older, define themselves as secular, 35 per cent as traditional, 11.5 per cent as religious and 10.2 per cent as ultra-Orthodox.
The report added that Israeli workforce totals 4.068 million people, aged 15 and above, of whom 4 per cent are not employed,.
It also found that 88.9 per cent of Israelis are satisfied with their lives, while 63.4 per cent are satisfied with their economic state