Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Demographic Good News: Growth Rate

Just released news:

2012 - an increase in the growth rate of the Jewish population in Judea and Samaria

The new population figures for 2012 are based on the Ministry of the Interior and local Yesha authorities indicate that there is an increase of 0.5% in the rate of population growth. An examination of the data shows that in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley there currently live (in January 2013) 360,000 Israeli residents, and the population growth rate was 4.7% (about 17,000 people).

This is an increase of 0.5% compared to the growth rate of last year.

The highest growth rate was recorded in 2008, when it stood at 5.6%, and then fell gently until the year 2011 there was a sharp reduction of the percentage of pay to 4.2% - mainly due to freeze construction by the outgoing government. This trend is reversed now and we have witnessed an increase of 0.5% in 2012 and returned to the previous growth rate. Average population growth in the region since 2005 (disengagement) currently stands at 5% per year. This is almost 3 times the rate of population growth in Israel (1.9%), the area of Judea and Samaria is among the areas with the greatest population growth the most.


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