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More than 13m Palestinians in the world by end of 2018

The population growth rate of Palestinians in the State of Palestine reached about 2.5 per cent in 2018. In addition, the growth rate of the Palestinian population in Israel reached about 2.3 per cent in 2017, while the rate for Jews in historical Palestine was about 1.7 per cent in 2017.

The projected number of Palestinians in the world is 13.05 million, of whom 4.91 million are in the State of Palestine, 1.57 million in Israel, 5.85 million in Arab countries and around 717,000 in foreign countries, Ola Awad, president of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said yesterday in a brief on the status of the Palestinian people at the end of 2018.

The projected number of Palestinians living in the State of Palestine at the end of 2018 is 4.915 million: around 2.954 million reside in the West Bank and 1.961 million in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian refugees make up 42 per cent of the Palestinian population in the State of Palestine: 26 per cent of them in the West Bank and 66 per cent in Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

The total fertility rate declined during (2011-2013) to 4.1 births (compared to 5.9 births in 1999). In Gaza Strip, the rate was 4.5 births compared to 3.7 births in the West Bank during 2011-2013.

The average household size in the State of Palestine was 5.1 persons in 2017 (compared to 6.1 in 2000): 4.8 persons in the West Bank and 5.6 persons in the Gaza Strip.

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The 2018 crude birth rate is 30.5 births for every 1,000 of the population in the State of Palestine: 28.0 in the West Bank compared to 34.4 in the Gaza Strip. The crude death rate is 3.8 deaths for every 1,000 of the population in the State of Palestine 2018: 4.0 in the West Bank compared to 3.5 in Gaza Strip.

The total fertility rate for the Palestinian women living in Jordan was 3.3 births in 2010 compared to 2.5 in Syria in 2010 and 2.8 in Lebanon in 2011.

The number of Palestinians living in Israel is 1.568 million by the end of 2018 of whom the percentage of individuals under 18 years was about 40 per cent for males and 39 per cent for females, while the percentage of individuals 65 years and above was 4 per cent for males and 5 per cent for females at the end of 2017.

The population growth rate of Palestinians in the State of Palestine reached about 2.5 per cent in 2018. In addition, the growth rate of the Palestinian population in Israel reached about 2.3 per cent in 2017, while the rate for Jews in historical Palestine was about 1.7 per cent in 2017.

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