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Population
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7,112,359
note: includes about 187,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank, about 20,000 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and fewer than 177,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
349.8 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 28% (male 1,018,229/female 971,083)
15-64 years: 62.2% (male 2,242,928/female 2,183,688)
65 years and over: 9.8% (male 303,289/female 393,142) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 28.9 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 29.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.713% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
20.02 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.41 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.52 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 4.28 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.43 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.12 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 80.61 years
male: 78.54 years
female: 82.79 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.77 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
3,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
100 (2001 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Israeli(s)
adjective: Israeli
Ethnic groups
Definition
Jewish 76.4% (of which Israel-born 67.1%, Europe/America-born 22.6%, Africa-born 5.9%, Asia-born 4.2%), non-Jewish 23.6% (mostly Arab) (2004)
Religions
Definition
Jewish 76.4%, Muslim 16%, Arab Christians 1.7%, other Christian 0.4%, Druze 1.6%, unspecified 3.9% (2004)
Languages
Definition
Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority, English most commonly used foreign language
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 98.5%
female: 95.9% (2004 est.)


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