Ultra-Orthodox comprise a third of population of Jerusalem, says CBS

One third of Jerusalem’s inhabitants are ultra-Orthodox, while only 21 percent are secular, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of Jerusalem Day.

According to the report, Jerusalem’s population at the end of 2015 stood at 870,000 people, accounting for 10% of Israel’s population – making it the largest city in the country.

The findings revealed that at the end of 2014 there were 534,000 residents who identified as Jewish, non-Arab Christian or other religions, making up 63% of the total city population; while the Arab population stood at 316,000, or 37% of the city’s residents.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ultra-Orthodox-comprise-a-third-of-population-of-Jerusalem-says-CBS-455608

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