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2016 Annual Assessment

Country Jewish Population

(Core Definition)

GDP per capita,

PPP Intl $

Index Of Human Development – World Rank Recent Out-marriage

Rate (%)

Aliyah Number

of Jewish

Legislature

Members

/ Seats In

Legislature

1970a 2015b 2015c 2014d Most

recent

2015e 2014-2015f
World 12,633,000 14,310,500 30,402
Israel 2,582,000 6,217,400 g,h 33,658 18 5 103/120i
North America 5,686,000 6,086,000 3,133
United States 5,400,000 5,700,000j 55,904 8 50< 2,748 29/535k
Canada 286,000 386,000 45,488 9 15-24.9 385 13/443l
Latin America 514,000 382,200
Argentina 282,000 181,000 22,375 40 25-34.9 282
Brazil 90,000 94,500 15,690 75 25-34.9 461
Mexico 35,000 40,000 18,334 74 1-4.9
Other countries 107,000 66,700 15-95
Europe non-FSU 1,331,000 1,123,800
France 530,000 467,500 41,221 22 25-34.9 7,030
United Kingdom 390,000 290,000 40,958 14 26 668 20/650m
Germany 30,000 117,500 47,033 6 45-54.9 120 0/630n
Romania 9,300 20,697 52 21
Bulgaria 2,000 18,501 59 13
Hungary 70,000 47,700 26,074 44 60 81 5<=o
Other EU 171,000 149,800 33-75
Other non-EU 140,000 40,000 50-80
FSU 2,151,000 285,900 16,129
Russia 808,000 183,000 23,744 50 80 15,448
Ukraine 777,000 60,000 7,989 81 80
Rest FSU Europe 312,000 24,300 65-75
FSU Asia 254,000 18,600 50-75 681
Asia (rest) 104,000 20,100 250
Africa 195,000 74,700 420
Ethiopia 100 1,773 174 91
South Africa 118,000 69,800 13,197 116 15-24.9 207 2/400p
Morocco 2,400 8,194 126 121
Other countries 2,400
Oceania 70,000 120,400 119
Australia 65,000 112,800 47,317 2 15-24.9 6/150q
New Zealand and other countries 5,000 7,600 35,966 9 15-24.9 1/121r

 

 

  1. Source: Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  2. Source: DellaPergola, Sergio, World Jewish Population, 2014. In: Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin (eds.), American Jewish Year Book 2014 (Appendix)
  3. Source: Website for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Outlook for 2014. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), per capita (world currency).
  4. A measure of a country’s development based on public health, educational level and real income level. Source. Human Development Report 2014, Work for Human Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  5. Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Monthly Bulletin of Statistics in Israel, January 2016.
  6. Based on previous year’s statistics, unless otherwise specified.
  7. Does not include “without religion”, includes East Jerusalem, Golan Heights and West Bank.
  8. According to population predictions from the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (medium alternative), by the year 2025, Israel’s Jewish population will grow to 7.3 million (Statistical Abstract of Israel, 2014, Table 2.10, p. 111).
  9. Source: Knesset website.
  10. Aside from this measure of 5.7 million Jews, the Pew Jewish People Survey from 2013 found another one million people (600,000 adults and 400,000 children) who self identified as partially Jewish.
  11. Source:http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/jewcong114.html
  12. The statistics were updated with the generous assistance of David Cooper, Director of Government Relations at CIJA – the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs in Canada.
  13. Source: analysis by the JPPI based on: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/UK-parliament-may-have-fewer-Jewish-MPs-after-election-400773 and on a list of current Parliament members: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/#nav-B
  14. Source: https://www.btg-bestellservice.de/pdf/80140000.pdf
  15. There are no official records as to the number of Jews in parliament, rather these are estimates conducted with the generous assistance of the Alliance of the Jewish Communities in Hungary.
  16. Source: https://www.btg-bestellservice.de/pdf/80140000.pdf Statistics were updated with the generous assistance of David Sacks, Deputy Director of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.
  17. Source: Whitman, Ariel, 30/08/2016, “Record number of Jewish Lawmakers Sworn in to Australian Parliament,” Jerusalem Post
    http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Record-number-of-Jewish-lawmakers-sworn-in-to-Australian-Parliament-466399
  18. Statistics were updated with the generous assistance of Steven Goodman, Head of the Council of Jewish Communities in New Zealand.
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