Israeli Culture

Population Statistics

Israel

Population

8,675,475

[2020 est.]

This figures includes the populations of Golan Heights as well as the annexed territory of East Jerusalem.

Language

Hebrew [official]

Arabic [special status under Israeli law]

English

[2018 est.]

Religion

Jewish 74.3%
Muslim 17.8%
Christian 1.9%
Druze 1.6%
Other 4.4%

[2018 est.]

Ethnicity

Jewish 74.4%
Arab 20.9%
Other 4.7%

[2018 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Israeli Ancestry

The 2016 Census recorded 21,164 residents with Jewish ancestry in Australia. However, it did not record the number of residents with Israeli ancestry. Be aware that not all Jewish Australians are Israeli or have Israeli ancestry.

Israelis in Australia

Population

9,817

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Israel.

Median Age

42

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 55.2%
Female 44.7%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Judaism 62.0%
Catholic Christianity 5.4%
Eastern Orthodox Christianity 2.9%
Oriental Orthodox Christianity 1.4%
Other 4.7%
No religion 17.3%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Other North African and Middle Eastern 30.4%
Jewish 10.0%
Polish 7.6%
Australian 4.5%
Other 47.5%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Hebrew 53.5%
English 29.8%
Arabic 7.7%
Russian 2.9%
Other 5.6%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 95.4% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 44.3%
New South Wales 36.6%
Queensland 7.5%
Western Australia 7.1%
Other 4.4%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 67.7%
2007-2011 14.9%
2012-2016 14.9%

[Census, 2016]

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