World Children's Day

Children are a Joy: how many Children are there in the State of Israel?

In honor of World Children's Day, the Population and Immigration Authority announces that today in Israel there are over 3 million children who are residents of the country, who make up about a third of the general population.

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In honor of World Children's Day that took place last night (Monday), the Population and Immigration Authority checked and discovered that about a third of the residents of the State of Israel are children.

According to a report produced by the senior policy and strategy planning division, in Israel there are currently 3.2 million children aged 0-17 who are residents of Israel, who make up 32.6% of the total population of Israeli residents. According to World Bank data, Israel's population is one of the youngest in the world among the OECD countries, with 28% of its population being children up to 14 years old.

Not only Israeli children

In addition to children who are residents of the country, there are also 14,300 foreign children in Israel between the ages of 0-17, who are not residents of the State of Israel but stay here legally and are not considered tourists.

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