- 15/01/2013 - 06:43 PM GMT+01:00
According to a demographics report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday, the State of Israel has a population of 7,836,600, of which 75.4% is Jewish.
The data, which was compiled for 2011, also indicates that Jewish births are on the rise, while Arab and Druze births are decreasing.
According to forecasts, by the end of 2035 the number of Jews is expected to be somewhere between 7.7-9.9 million and the Arab population is to total between 2.3-2.9 million.
In 1995, the average number of births per Jewish woman in Israel stood at 2.53, rising to 2.98 in 2011. In the Muslim sector, the fertility rate dropped from 4.74 in 2000 to 3.51 in 2011.
The Druze birthrate has decreased even more dramatically. In 1965, Druze woman birthed an average of 7.61 children on average, while last year that number stood at 2.33