Children made up 33% of the country’s total population, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday morning, with 2.960 million children currently residing in Israel.
A full 2.131 million of the children (72%) are Jews, while 731,000 were Arabs (24.7%) and another 98,000 (3.3%) were “other” – a label used to include non-Arab Christians and other groups not identified by religion.
Israel had an average of 2.43 children per household in 2018, and Beit Shemesh had the highest number of children per household, at 3.67. In second place was Bnei Brak, with 3.50 children per household, followed by Jerusalem with 2.99 children per household. Tel Aviv-Yafo came in last, with just 1.87 children per household.
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