Demographics of Israel
The total population of Israel is 8,452,841 people. People in Israel speak the Arabic, and Hebrew languages. The linguistic diversity of Israel is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Israel is 0.5525. The median age is approximately 29.9 years. Life expectancy in Israel is 82. The female fertility rate in Israel is 3.3. Around 26% of the population of Israel are obese. The ethnic diversity is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Israel is 0.3436. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Israel see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In Israel, the population density is 382.16 people per square kilometer (994 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Israel is 8,452,841 people. Israel has approximately 2,011,727 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Israel represent 0.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Israel represent 26.5 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Israel is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Israel is 0.3436. This means that a certain diversity is present in Israel, although all people can still be divided into a relatively small number of major ethnic groups. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Israel on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 29.9 years. The median age for men is 29.2, while the median age for women is 30.6.
The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.03; sex ratio over 64 - 0.77; total sex ratio - 1. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.
The majority religion of Israel is Judaism, the followers of which comprise 75.6% of all religious believers in the country. Judaism (from Latin: Iudaismus, derived from Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, originally from Hebrew יהודה Judah) encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people. Judaism is an ancient monotheistic religion with the Torah as its foundational text, which is part of the larger text of the Hebrew Bible. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship that God established with the Children of Israel. Besides Judaism, there are some followers of folk religions in Israel. The religious diversity of Israel is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Israel. The index of religious fractionalization in Israel is 0.3469. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.
Israel is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, Israel is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. In Israel, 73.37 in every 100 people use internet. Israel has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.888. Israel has a very high HDI score. This indicates that nearly all citizens are able to attain a desirable life because of social and economic support; citizens with a low standard of living receive aid and support and have the opportunity to advance in society. The migration rate in Israel is 2.24%. In Israel, 22% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Israel is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.
People in Israel speak the Arabic, and Hebrew languages. The linguistic diversity of Israel is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Israel. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Israel is 0.5525. This means that there are several major languages spoken in Israel. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.