Population Tables

Table 1. Estimated Jewish Population, By Continents And Major Geographical Regions, 2001 And 2002a

   

2001

2002

Yearly % Change

 

Original

Revised

   

Region

Abs. N.

Abs. N.

Percentb

Abs. N.

Percentb

2001-2002

World

13,254,100

13,252,100

100.0

13,296,100

100.0

0.3

Diaspora

8,301,900

8,299,900

62.6

8,271,100

62.2

-0.3

Israel

4,952,200

4,952,200

37.4

5,025,000

37.8

1.5

             

America, Total

6,479,300

6,479,300

48.9

6,476,300

48.7

-0.0

 Northc

6,064,000

6,064,000

45.8

6,064,000

45.6

0.0

 Central

52,600

52,600

0.4

52,500

0.4

-0.2

 South

362,700

362,700

2.7

359,800

2.7

-0.8

             

Europe, Total

1,582,800

1,580,800

11.9

1,558,500

11.7

-1.4

 European Union

1,032,100

1,032,100

7.8

1,034,400

7.8

0.2

 Other West

19,700

19,700

0.1

19,600

0.1

-0.5

 Former USSRd

434,000

434,000

3.3

410,000

3.1

-5.5

 Other East and Balkansd

97,000

95,000

0.7

94,500

0.7

-0.5

             

Asia, Total

5,000,500

5,000,500

37.7

5,069,900

38.1

1.4

 Israel

4,952,200

4,952,200

37.4

5,025,000

37.8

1.5

 Former USSRd

28,000

28,000

0.2

25,000

0.2

-10.7

 Other

20,300

20,300

0.2

19,900

0.1

-2.0

             

Africa, Total

88,300

88,300

0.7

87,200

0.7

-1.2

 Northe

7,500

7,500

0.1

7,400

0.1

-1.3

 Southf

80,800

80,800

0.6

79,800

0.6

-1.2

             

Oceaniag

103,200

103,200

0.8

104,200

0.8

1.0

a January 1.
b Minor discrepancies due to rounding.
c U.S.A. and Canada.
d Asian regions of Russia and Turkey included in Europe.
e Including Ethiopia.
f South Africa, Zimbabwe, and other sub-Saharan countries.
g Australia, New Zealand.

Table 2. World Jewish Population Estimates: Original And Corrected, 1945-2002

Year


Original Estimatea


Corrected Estimateb


Yearly % Changec

1945, May 1

11,000,000

11,000,000

 

1950, Jan. 1

11,303,400

11,297,000

0.57

1960, Jan. 1

12,792,800

12,079,000

0.67

1970, Jan. 1

13,950,900

12,585,000

0.41

1980, Jan. 1

14,527,100

12,819,000

0.18

1990, Jan. 1

12,810,300

12,868,000

0.04

2000, Jan. 1

13,191,500

13,212,500

0.26

2001, Jan. 1

13,254,100

13,252,100

0.30

2002, Jan. 1

13,296,100

 

0.33

a As published in American Jewish Year Book, various years. Estimates reported here as of Jan. 1 were originally published as of end of previous year.
b Based on updated, revised, or otherwise improved information. Original estimates for 1990 and after, and all corrected estimates: The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
c Based on corrected estimates, besides latest year.

Table 3. Estimated Jewish Population Distribution In The Americas, 1/1/2002

     

Jews per

   
 

Total

Jewish

1,000

Accuracy

 

Country

Population

Population

Population

Rating

 

Canada

30,757,000

364,000

11.8

B 1996

 

United States

283,230,000

5,700,000

20.1

C 1990

 

Total North Americaa

314,114,000

6,064,000

19.3

   
           

Bahamas

304,000

300

1.0

D

 

Costa Rica

4,024,000

2,500

0.6

C 1993

 

Cuba

11,199,000

600

0.1

C 1990

 

Dominican Republic

8,373,000

100

0.0

D

 

El Salvador

6,278,000

100

0.0

C 1993

 

Guatemala

11,385,000

900

0.1

A 1999

 

Jamaica

2,576,000

300

0.1

A 1995

 

Mexico

98,872,000

40,400

0.4

B 1991

 

Netherlands Antilles

215,000

200

0.9

B 1998

 

Panama

2,856,000

5,000

1.8

C 1990

 

Puerto Rico

3,915,000

1,500

0.4

C 1990

 

Virgin Islands

114,000

300

2.6

C 1986

 

Other

23,051,000

300

0.0

D

 

Total Central America

173,162,000

52,500

0.3

   
           

Argentina

37,032,000

195,000

5.3

C 1990

 

Bolivia

8,239,000

500

0.1

C 1999

 

Brazil

170,406,000

97,300

0.6

B 1991

 

Chile

15,211,000

20,900

1.4

B 1995

 

Colombia

42,105,000

3,400

0.1

C 1996

 

Ecuador

12,646,000

900

0.1

C 1985

 

Paraguay

5,496,000

900

0.2

B 1997

 

Peru

25,662,000

2,600

0.1

C 1993

 

Suriname

417,000

200

0.5

B 1986

 

Uruguay

3,337,000

22,300

6.7

C 1993

 

Venezuela

24,170,000

15,800

0.7

A 1999

 

Total South Americaa

345,647,000

359,800

1.0

   
           

Total

832,923,000

6,476,300

7.8

   

a Including countries not listed separately.

Table 4. Estimated Jewish Population Distribution In Europe, 1/1/2002

     

Jews per

   
 

Total

Jewish

1,000

Accuracy

 

Country

Population

Population

Population

Rating

 

Austria

8,080,000

9,000

1.1

C 1995

 

Belgium

10,249,000

31,400

3.1

C 1987

 

Denmark

5,320,000

6,400

1.2

C 1990

 

Finland

5,172,000

1,100

0.2

B 1999

 

Francea

59,268,000

519,000

8.8

C 1990

 

Germany

82,017,000

103,000

1.3

B 2001

 

Greece

10,610,000

4,500

0.4

B 1995

 

Ireland

3,803,000

1,000

0.3

B 1993

 

Italy

57,530,000

29,400

0.5

B 1995

 

Luxembourg

437,000

600

1.4

B 2000

 

Netherlands

15,864,000

28,000

1.8

B 1999

 

Portugal

10,016,000

500

0.0

C 1999

 

Spain

39,910,000

12,000

0.3

D

 

Sweden

8,842,000

15,000

1.7

C 1990

 

United Kingdom

59,415,000

273,500

4.6

B 1995

 

Total European Union

376,533,000

1,034,400

2.7

   
           

Gibraltar

25,000

600

24.0

B 1991

 

Norway

4,469,000

1,200

0.3

B 1995

 

Switzerland

7,170,000

17,700

2.5

B 1990

 

Other

829,000

100

0.1

D

 

Total other West Europe

12,493,000

19,600

1.6

   
           

Belarus

10,187,000

24,300

2.4

B 1999

 

Estonia

1,393,000

1,900

1.4

B 2001

 

Latvia

2,421,000

9,600

4.0

B 2001

 

Lithuania

3,696,000

3,700

1.0

B 2001

 

Moldova

4,295,000

5,500

1.3

B 2000

 

Russiab

145,491,000

265,000

1.8

B 2000

 

Ukraine

49,568,000

100,000

2.0

C 1997

 

Total former USSR in

217,051,000

410,000

1.9

   

 Europe

         
           

Bosnia-Herzegovina

3,977,000

300

0.1

C 1996

 

Bulgaria

7,949,000

2,300

0.3

B 1992

 

Croatia

4,654,000

1,300

0.3

C 1996

 

Czech Republic

10,272,000

2,800

0.3

B 1998

 

Hungary

9,968,000

51,300

5.1

C 1999

 

Macedonia

2,034,000

100

0.0

C 1996

 

Poland

38,605,000

3,500

0.1

D

 

Romania

22,438,000

10,800

0.5

B 1997

 

Serbia and Montenegro

10,552,000

1,700

0.2

C 1996

 

Slovakia

5,399,000

3,300

0.6

D

 

Slovenia

1,988,000

100

0.1

C 1996

 

Turkeyb

66,668,000

17,000

0.3

B2001

X

Total other East Europe

         

 and Balkansc

187,638,000

94,500

0.5

   
           

Total

793,715,000

1,558,500

2.0

   

a Including Monaco.
b Including Asian regions.
c Including Albania.

Table 5. Estimated Jewish Population Distribution In Asia, 1/1/2002

 

Total

Jewish

1,000

Accuracy

 

Country

Population

Population

Population

Rating

 

Israela

6,508,800

5,025,000

772.0

A 2001

 
           

Azerbaijan

8,041,000

7,900

1.0

C 1999

 X

Georgia

5,262,000

5,000

1.0

C 2000

 

Kazakhstan

16,172,000

4,500

0.3

B 1999

 

Kyrgyzstan

4,921,000

900

0.2

B 1999

 

Tajikistan

6,087,000

100

0.0

C 1999

 X

Turkmenistan

4,737,000

600

0.1

C 1999

 

Uzbekistan

24,881,000

6,000

0.2

C 1999

 

Total former USSR in Asiab

73,888,000

25,000

0.3

   
           

Chinac

1,282,437,000

1,000

0.0

D

 

India

1,008,937,000

5,300

0.0

B 1996

 

Iran

70,330,000

11,200

0.2

C 1986

 

Iraq

22,946,000

100

0.0

C 1997

 

Japan

127,096,000

1,000

0.0

C 1993

 

Korea, South

46,740,000

100

0.0

C 1998

 

Philippines

75,653,000

100

0.0

D

 

Singapore

4,018,000

300

0.1

B 1990

 

Syria

16,189,000

100

0.0

C 1995

 

Thailand

62,806,000

200

0.0

C 1988

 

Yemen

18,349,000

200

0.0

B 1995

 

Other

789,434,200

300

0.0

D

 

Total other Asia

3,524,935,200d

19,900

0.0

   
           

Total

3,605,332,000

5,069,900

1.4

   

a Total population of Israel: 1.1.2002. Jewish population includes 207,700 residents of Palestinian Territories.
b Including Armenia. Not including Asian regions of Russian Republic.
c Including Hong Kong.
d Including an estimated 3,200,000 in Palestinian Territories.

Table 6. Estimated Jewish Population Distribution In Africa, 1/1/2002

     

Jews per

   
 

Total

Jewish

1,000

Accuracy

 

Country

Population

Population

Population

Rating

 

Egypt

67,884,000

100

0.0

C 1993

 

Ethiopia

62,908,000

100

0.0

C 1998

 

Morocco

29,878,000

5,600

0.2

B 1995

 

Tunisia

9,459,000

1,500

0.2

B 1995

 

Other

69,593,000

100

0.0

D

 

Total North Africa

239,722,000

7,400

0.0

   
           

Botswana

1,541,000

100

0.1

B 1993

 

Congo D.R.

50,948,000

100

0.0

B 1993

 

Kenya

30,669,000

400

0.0

B 1990

 

Namibia

1,757,000

100

0.1

B 1993

 

Nigeria

113,862,000

100

0.0

D

 

South Africa

43,309,000

78,000

1.8

B 1999

 

Zimbabwe

12,627,000

700

0.1

B 1993

 

Other

299,565,000

300

0.0

D

 

Total other Africa

554,278,000

79,800

0.1

   
           

Total

794,000,000

87,200

0.1

   

Table 7. Estimated Jewish Population Distribution In Oceania, 1/1/2002

     

Jews per

   
 

Total

Jewish

1,000

Accuracy

 

Country

Population

Population

Population

Rating

 

Australia

19,138,000

99,000

5.2

B 1996

 

New Zealand

3,778,000

5,100

1.3

B 1996

 

Other

7,645,000

100

0.0

D

 
           

Total

30,561,000

104,200

3.4

   

Table 8. Countries With Largest Jewish Populations, 1/1/2002

     

% of Total Jewish Population

   

Jewish

In the World

 

In the Diaspora

Rank

Country

Population

%

Cumulative %

 

%

Cumulative %

 1

United States

5,700,000

42.9

42.9

 

68.9

68.9

 2

Israel

5,025,000

37.8

80.7

 

=

=

 3

France

519,000

3.9

84.6

 

6.3

75.2

 4

Canada

364,000

2.7

87.3

 

4.4

79.6

 5

United Kingdom

273,500

2.1

89.4

 

3.3

82.9

 6

Russia

265,000

2.0

91.4

 

3.2

86.1

 7

Argentina

195,000

1.5

92.8

 

2.4

88.5

 8

Germany

103,000

0.8

93.6

 

1.2

89.7

 9

Ukraine

100,000

0.8

94.3

 

1.2

90.9

10

Australia

99,000

0.7

95.1

 

1.2

92.1

11

Brazil

97,300

0.7

95.8

 

1.2

93.3

12

South Africa

78,000

0.6

96.4

 

0.9

94.2

13

Hungary

51,300

0.4

96.8

 

0.6

94.8

14

Mexico

40,400

0.3

97.1

 

0.5

95.3

15

Belgium

31,400

0.2

97.3

 

0.4

95.7

Table 9. Distribution Of The World's Jews, By Number And Proportion (Per 1,000 Population) In Each Country, 1/1/2002

Number of Jews in Country


Jews per 1,000 Population

Total

0.0-0.9

1.0-4.9

5.0-9.9

10.0-24.9

25.0+

 

Number of Countries

Totala

94

62

23

5

3

1

100-900

34

30

3

-

1

-

1,000-4,900

22

20

2

-

-

-

5,000-9,900

11

4

7

-

-

-

10,000-49,900

14

7

6

1

-

-

50,000-99,900

4

1

1

2

-

-

100,000-999,900

7

-

4

2

1

-

1,000,000 or more

2

-

-

-

1

1

 

Jewish Population Distribution (Absolute Numbers)

Totala

13,296,100

309,500

1,009,200

886,600

6,064,600

5,025,000

100-900

10,900

9,100

1,200

0

600

0

1,000-4,900

47,300

41,700

5,600

0

0

0

5,000-9,900

70,400

24,800

45,600

0

0

0

10,000-49,900

296,200

136,600

137,300

22,300

0

0

50,000-99,900

325,600

97,300

78,000

150,300

0

0

100,000-999,900

1,819,500

0

741,500

714,000

364,000

0

1,000,000 or more

10,725,000

0

0

0

5,700,000

5,025,000

 

Jewish Population Distribution (Percent of World's Jews)c

Totala

100.0

2.3

7.6

6.7

45.6

37.8

100-900

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1,000-4,900

0.4

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

5,000-9,900

0.5

0.2

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

10,000-49,900

2.2

1.0

1.0

0.2

0.0

0.0

50,000-99,900

2.4

0.7

0.6

1.1

0.0

0.0

100,000-999,900

13.7

0.0

5.6

5.4

2.7

0.0

1,000,000 or more

80.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

42.9

37.8

a Excluding countries with fewer than 100 Jews, with a total of 1,200 Jews. Minor discrepancies due to rounding.

Table 10. Metropolitan Areas With Largest Jewish Populations, 1/1/2002

Rank

Metro Areaa

Country


Jewish


Population


Share of World's Jews

     

%

Cumulative %

 1

Tel Avivb,c

Israel

2,575,000

19.4

19.4

 2

New Yorkd

U.S.

2,051,000

15.4

34.8

 3

Los Angelesd

U.S.

668,000

5.0

39.8

 4

Haifae

Israel

597,000

4.5

44.3

 5

Jerusalemf

Israel

575,000

4.3

48.6

 6

Southeast Floridad,g

U.S.

498,000

3.7

52.4

 7

Parish

France

310,000

2.3

54.7

 7

Be'er Shevae

Israel

310,000

2.3

57.0

 9

Philadelphiad

U.S.

285,000

2.1

59.2

10

Chicagod

U.S.

265,000

2.0

61.2

11

Bostond

U.S.

254,000

1.9

63.1

12

San Franciscod

U.S.

218,000

1.6

64.7

13

Londoni

United Kingdom

195,000

1.5

66.2

14

Buenos Airesj

Argentina

175,000

1.3

67.5

15

Torontok

Canada

175,000

1.3

68.8

16

Washingtonk

U.S.

166,000

1.2

70.1

17

Moscowl

Russia

108,000

0.8

70.9

18

Baltimorek

U.S.

106,000

0.8

71.7

19

Detroitd

U.S.

103,000

0.8

72.5

20

Montrealk

Canada

95,000

0.7

73.2

a Most metropolitan areas include extended inhabited territory and several municipalauthorities around central city. Definitions vary by country.
b As defined in the 1995 Census.
c Includes Ramat Gan, Bene Beraq, Petach Tikwa, Bat Yam, Holon, Rishon LeZiyon, Netanya and Ashod, all with a Jewish population above 100,000.
d Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA).
e New definition, 2001.
f Adapted from data supplied by Jerusalem Municipality, Division of Strategic Planning and Research.
g Miami-Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton.
h Departments 75,77,78,91,92,93,94,95.
i Greater London and contiguous postcode areas.
j Capital Federal and Partidos del Gran Buenos Aires.
k Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
l Territory administered by City Council


 

 

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