Thursday, October 13, 2011

Demography News on Jerusalem's Jewish Fertility

Found in the Maariv Jerusalem weekly supplement, Z'man Yerushalayim, October 12, 2011, p. 56:

Fertility Rate (data from Dr. Mata Hoshen, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies)

Muslim women:

1999 - 4.2
2004 - 4.2
2010 - 3.9

Jewish women:

1999 - 3.8
2004 - 3.8
2010 - 4.3


In 2009 the fertility rate (the number of children a woman is likely to deliver in the course of her life) for the Jewish sector was slightly higher than that for the Arab sector, at 4.1 and 3.9, respectively. The fertility rate among Jewish women is showing a rising trend while that of their Arab counterparts is on the decline.

What a difference a year makes.

Now, that is interesting.


1 comment:

NormanF said...

The demography scarecrow is one of the most powerful arguments for abandoning Yesha and east Jerusalem. "We'll be swamped by Arabs and we have to get out before its too late!"

It isn't even factually true. And for the doomsayers, how did the Jews manage to survive, prosper and grow when they were a minority in the country?

Jerusalem's future, like its present and past, will be Jewish.