Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Population of Jerusalem's Post-67 Neighborhoods

The latest figures available from the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies as conveyed to me by Inbal Doron are based on 2011 summaries contained in the 2013 Statistical Yearbook Edition indicate there are approximately 190,000 Jews (189,833 to be exact) in these post-1967 neighborhoods which represents 39% of the total population in that area which is, Jews and Arabs together, 486,700.

Here is the breakdown:

Neveh Yaakov (18,741), Pisgat Ze'ev (36,639), Ramat Shlomo (14,510), Ramot Allon (41,421) Ramat Eshkol/Givat Hamivtar (10,721), Ammunition Hill (2,014), Givat Shapira (7,417), East Talpiot (12,522), Har Homa (13,774), Giloh (27,836), North Jerusalem (308), the Old City (2,938), South Jerusalem (514) and Beit Safafa (278).  The last four locations are heavily Arab such as Kidmat Tzion, Bet Hanina, Nof Zeitim and Maaleh Zeitim.

That was collected from Chart 10/3.

Add to that this data:
In 2011, the fertility rate (number of children a woman is expected to have during her life) of Jews in Jerusalem was slightly higher than that of Arabs, measuring 4.2 among Jews, compared to 3.6 among Arabs. The fertility rate among Jewish women is increasing, whereas that among Arab women is decreasing.

I am seeking data from the past two years to see if there is a number we could add on based on growth increases to provide a more current figure, specifically, 200,000.

That would mean more than a half million Jews are residing in what the Arabs refer to as the "occupied territories".


The data has been received.

In 2008, there were 185,830 Jews residing across the Green Line.

In 2009, 186,930.

In 2010, 186,150.

Based on those figures, 190,000 Jews would be a fair number for the current.


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