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2017 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 2016b 2016c 2015d Most

recent

2015e 2015-2016f
World 12,633,000 14,410,700 27,908
Israel 2,582,000 5,959,200g,h 35,178 19 5 103/120i
North America 5,686,000 6,088,100
United States 5,400,000 5,700,000j 57,436 10 58k 2,451 32/535k
Canada 286,000 388,000 46,437 10 15-24.9 338 13/443l
Latin America 514,000 381,400
Argentina 282,000 180,700 20,047 45 25-34.9 262
Brazil 90,000 94,200 15,241 79 25-34.9 404
Mexico 35,000 40,000 18,938 77 1-4.9 71
Other countries 107,000 66,500 15-95
Europe non-FSU 1,331,000 1,113,300
France 530,000 460,000 42,313 21 25-34.9
United Kingdom 390,000 290,000 42,480 16 26n 623 19/650o
Germany 30,000 117,000 48,110 4 45-54.9 114 0/630n
Romania 9,300 22,347 50 21
Bulgaria 2,000 20,326 56 13
Hungary 70,000 47,600 27,481 43 60 81
Other EU 171,000 158,800 33-75
Other non-EU 140,000 38,300 50-80
FSU 2,151,000 277,100
Russia 808,000 179,500 26,489 49 80 6,632
Ukraine 777,000 56,000 8,305 84 80 6,886
Rest FSU Europe 312,000 23,600 65-75
FSU Asia 254,000 18,000 50-75 681
Asia (rest) 104,000 19,300
Africa 195,000 74,500 394
Ethiopia 100 1,945 174 91
South Africa 118,000 69,500 13,225 119 15-24.9 189 3/400p
Morocco 2,300 8,330 123 95
Other countries 2,600
Oceania 70,000 120,600  –
Australia 65,000 113,000 48,899 2 15-24.9 -111 6/150q
New Zealand and other countries 5,000 7,600 37,293 13 15-24.9 1/121r

 

a. Source: Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
b. Source: DellaPergola, Sergio, World Jewish Population, 2016. In: Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin (eds.), American Jewish Year Book 2016 (Appendix)
c. 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).
d. A measure of a country’s development based on public health, educational level and real income level. Source. Human Development Report 2016, Work for Human Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
e. Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Monthly Bulletin of Statistics in Israel, January 2016.
f. Based on previous year’s statistics, unless otherwise specified.
g. Does not include “without religion”, includes East Jerusalem, Golan Heights and West Bank.
h. 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).
i. Source: Knesset website.
j. 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 are partial Jews.
k. A Portrait of Jewish Americans, the Pew Research Center’s 2013 survey of US Jews. Figures are based on current, intact marriages
l. Source: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jewish-members-of-the-114th-congress-2
m. Statistics were updated with the generous assistance of David Cooper, Director, Government Relations, CIJA, Canada (2015)
n. Source: Jews in couples- Marriage, intermarriage, cohabitation and divorce in Britain, David Graham, 2016.
http://www.jpr.org.uk/documents/JPR_2016.Jews_in_couples.Marriage_intermarriage_cohabitation_and_divroce_in_Britain.July_2016.pdf
o. Statistics were updated with the generous assistance of Richard Pater, Director of BICOM in Israel
p. Statistics were updated with the generous assistance of David Saks, Senior Researcher at SA Jewish Board of Deputies
q. Statistics were updated with the generous assistance of The Hon. Michael Danby, MP, Parliament of Australia
r. Statistics were updated with the generous assistance of Steven Goodman, Head of the Council of Jewish Communities in New Zeland

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