An international team of researchers has calculated the current Jewish population in Israel at around 1.2 million people, with the country’s population growing at an annual rate of 3.4% between the years 2000 and 2020.
The researchers estimate that between 2000 and 2030, Israel’s Jewish population will rise to 1.6 million, making it the third largest Jewish population outside of Israel.
Israel is currently home to about 5.7 million Jews, according to official data, while the rest of the world’s Jewish populations are about a million and 2 million respectively.
Israel is home to more than 70% of the global Jewish population, with about two-thirds of that number living in the country, according the Jewish Agency.
Israel is the only country in the world that counts Jews as citizens of the state and has the highest percentage of Jewish immigrants.
According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, more than half of Israel’s Jews are immigrants from abroad.
While Israel’s overall Jewish population has increased, the number of Jewish citizens of Israel has remained relatively constant, according a 2014 report by the Jewish Federations of North America, which is comprised of the Jewish communities of Canada, Israel, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.
The report noted that, in 2014, only 3.6% of Jews living in Israel were Israeli citizens, while in 2019 only 1.7% of Israelis were Israeli-born citizens.
The report also noted that the number and percentage of Jews who live in Israel is also increasing at an alarming rate.
The number of Jews in Israel increased by a record 5.6 percent between 2012 and 2020, with nearly 60% of all Jewish residents living in Israeli cities, according data from the Jewish Community in Israel, an Israeli NGO.
In 2020, the Jewish population of Israel was estimated to be 1.8 million, with 5,000 new Jews arriving each year, the report found.
There were also 1.9 million Jewish immigrants in Israel in 2020, while 6,000 additional immigrants arrived every year.
According the latest data, the percentage of the population in the Jewish community living in Tel Aviv increased by 7.3% between 2000-2020.