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    Population: 5,938,093 (July 2001 est.)

    note:  includes about 176,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank, about 20,000 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, about 6,900 in the Gaza Strip, and about 173,000 in East Jerusalem (August 2000 est.)
    Age structure: 0-14 years:  27.36% (male 831,523; female 792,982)

    15-64 years:  62.73% (male 1,869,114; female 1,855,707)

    65 years and over:  9.91% (male 253,105; female 335,662) (2001 est.)
    Population growth rate: 1.58% (2001 est.)
    Birth rate: 19.12 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
    Death rate: 6.22 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
    Net migration rate: 2.85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
    Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

    under 15 years:  1.05 male(s)/female

    15-64 years:  1.01 male(s)/female

    65 years and over:  0.75 male(s)/female

    total population:  0.99 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
    Infant mortality rate: 7.72 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
    Life expectancy at birth: total population:  78.71 years

    male:  76.69 years

    female:  80.84 years (2001 est.)
    Total fertility rate: 2.57 children born/woman (2001 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.08% (1999 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 2,400 (1999 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 100 (1999 est.)
    Nationality: noun:  Israeli(s)

    adjective:  Israeli
    Ethnic groups: Jewish 80.1% (Europe/America-born 32.1%, Israel-born 20.8%, Africa-born 14.6%, Asia-born 12.6%), non-Jewish 19.9% (mostly Arab) (1996 est.)
    Religions: Jewish 80.1%, Muslim 14.6% (mostly Sunni Muslim), Christian 2.1%, other 3.2% (1996 est.)
    Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority, English most commonly used foreign language
    Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

    total population:  95%

    male:  97%

    female:  93% (1992 est.)


    Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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