Statistics: 64% of Jerusalem´s Population is Jewish (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 05/18/12)
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In honor of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Unification Day) which will
be marked on Sunday, the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
released on Thursday some statistics from the past two years about
the holy city.
The full data will be presented on the Jerusalem Institute for Israel
Studies’ website as of Sunday and will be published in the
Statistical Abstract of Jerusalem in 2012.
The data show that in 2011 Jerusalem´s population was estimated at
801,000, of which 64 percent were Jews and other non-Arabs and 36
percent were Arabs.
There were 497,000 Jews in Jerusalem in 2011, 281,000 Muslims, 14,000
Christians and 9,000 with no stated religious affiliation. In total,
since 1967 and until the end of 2011 the city´s population grew by
200 percent: the Jewish population increased by 157 percent and the
Arab population increased by 327 percent.
The data also show that in 2010, 474,000 people (Jews and Arabs)
lived that in areas that were added to Jerusalem in 1967. These
474,000 inhabitants represent 60 percent of the population of
192,000 Jews and other non-Arabs lived in neighborhoods of areas
added to Jerusalem in 1967, accounting for 41 percent of the
population in those areas. 280,900 Arabs, which constituted 59
percent of the population, lived in these neighborhoods.
The largest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, according to the
statistics, are Ramot with 41,400 residents, Pisgat Ze’ev with 40,400
residents and Gilo with 29,600 residents.
As for employment in 2011, the statistics show that the employment
rate in Jerusalem stood at 46 percent, compared to 57 percent in all
of Israel. The relatively low rate in Jerusalem is mainly due to the
low participation in the work force among hareidi men and Arab women,
as well as the relatively high rate of people aged 15 to 20 in
Jerusalem who study in schools and yeshivas or serve in the army, and
therefore are not working and are not looking for work.
The rate of participation in the labor force among the Jewish
population of Jerusalem was 50 percent and was lower than the rate of
participation among the Jewish population in Israel, which stood at
The rate of participation in the labor force among the Arab
population in Jerusalem was 37 percent and was lower than the rate of
participation among the Arab population in Israel, which stood at
41%. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/18/12)
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