According to statistics released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Wednesday in advance of the Jewish New Year, Israel’s population will surpass 10 million in 2024.
The Jewish state is home to about 9.795 million people as the Hebrew year 5783 comes to an end, according to the report.
A total of 7.181 million people (73%) describe themselves as Jewish, 2.065 million (21%) as Arab, and 549,000 (5%) as neither. According to the CBS, the population will increase to 10 million people by late 2024 and 16 million people by 2048. Israel’s population is projected to double by 2065.
Jews in Israel who are at least 20 years old are divided into four religious groups: religious (12%), haredi (11%), and traditional (21%). Compared to 84.8 years for women, Israeli men’s average life expectancy increased marginally over the previous year to 80.7 years.
In 1957, according to the CBS, there were 172,000 births in Israel and 74,000 aliyahs, with a population growth rate of about 2% overall.
For boys born in 5783, David was the most popular choice among Jewish Israelis, followed by Ariel and Lavi.
Overall, Muhammad continued to be the most common name given to newborns in Israel. Adam came in second, followed by Yosef, Joseph, and Yusef in third.
Jewish girls most frequently chose the name Abigail, which also ranked highest overall. Tamar finished second overall and in the Jewish category. Other well-liked girls’ names included Yael, Sarah, and Miriam.
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins at dusk on Friday, September 15, and ends at dusk on Sunday, September 17.
Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, which begins at sunset on Sunday, September 24, follows the festival.