Jewish population by country

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Jewish population by country (2013)

Jewish population by country can be difficult to calculate. This can be attributed to the fact that precise figures are rarely accurate, and that the definition of "Who is a Jew" is a source of controversy.

The world's core Jewish population, as at the beginning of 2013, is estimated at 13,854,800 (around 0.2% of the world population).[1][2] In 1939, the core Jewish population reached its highest historical peak of 17 million (0.8% of the global population). Because of events of the Holocaust, this number was reduced to 11 million in 1945.[3] The population grew again to around 13 million by 1970s, but has since recorded near zero growth till around 2005 due to low Jewish fertility rate and assimilation. Since 2005, the world's Jewish population began growing modestly with a rate of around 0.78% in 2013. This primarily reflects the rapid growth of Haredi and some Orthodox sectors, who are becoming a growing proportion of Jews.[4]

The enlarged Jewish population, which includes those with Jewish parents or household, is around 18,197,400. The total number who are eligible for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return, which includes anyone with at least one Jewish grandparent, is estimated at around 21,649,500 - of which 6,332,900 already live in Israel.[5]

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Below is a list of Jewish populations in the world by country. Some numbers are given by the American Jewish Year Book 2012[6] and published in the Jewish Virtual Library, a comprehensive non-governmental website covering topics about U.S.-Israel relations and the Jewish people. Others numbers are given by more accurate governmental and non-governmental local census.

Country Core Jewish Population Proportion of country population Enlarged Jewish Population Proportion of country population Law of Return population
Earth 13,854,800 0.196% 18,197,400 0.257% 21,649,500
 Israel 6,014,300 75.4% 6,332,900 79.394% 6,332,900
 United States 5,425,000 1.728% 8,300,000 2.644% 11,000,000
 European Union 1,105,700 0.220% 1,574,300 0.313% 1,833,300
 France 478,000 0.751% 600,000 0.943% 700,000
 Canada 380,000 1.089% 500,000 1.433% 600,000
 United Kingdom 290,000 0.459% 360,000 0.570% 400,000
 Russia 190,000 0.133% 380,000 0.266% 570,000
 Argentina 181,500 0.445% 330,000 0.809% 350,000
 Germany 118,000 0.144% 250,000 0.305% 270,000
 Brazil 107,329[7] 0.049% 125,000 0.064% 135,000
 Australia 97,335[8] 0.3%[9] 135,000 0.613% 150,000
 South Africa 70,000 0.137% 80,000 0.157% 85,000
 Ukraine 65,000 0.143% 130,000 0.286% 210,000
 Hungary 48,000 0.485% 95,000 0.960% 150,000
 Mexico 40,000 0.034% 50,000 0.043% 65,000
 Belgium 30,000 0.270% 40,000 0.360% 45,000
 Netherlands 29,900 0.179% 50,000 0.299% 55,000
 Italy 28,100 0.046% 37,000 0.061% 40,000
 Chile 18,500 0.106% 26,000 0.149% 30,000
  Switzerland 17,400 0.218% 25,000 0.313% 27,000
 Turkey 17,300 0.023% 21,000 0.028% 23,000
 Uruguay 17,200 0.506% 25,000 0.735% 27,500
 Sweden 15,000 0.158% 25,000 0.263% 27,000
 Spain 12,000 0.026% 18,000 0.039% 20,000
 Belarus 11,500 0.121% 23,000 0.242% 36,000
 Iran 10,100 0.013% 12,000 0.015% 13,000
 Panama 10,000 0.278% 11,000 0.306% 12,000
 Romania 9,400 0.044% 17,000 0.080% 20,000
 Venezuela 9,000 0.030% 12,000 0.040% 13,500
 Austria 9,000 0.106% 15,000 0.177% 18,000
 Azerbaijan 8,800 0.095% 16,000 0.173% 24,000
 New Zealand 7,500 0.170% 9,000 0.204% 10,000
 Denmark 6,400 0.114% 8,500 0.151% 9,500
 Latvia 6,300 0.315% 12,500 0.625% 10,000
 India 5,000 0.000% 7,000 0.000% 8,000
 Greece 4,500 0.042% 6,000 0.056% 7,000
 Uzbekistan 4,000 0.013% 8,000 0.026% 10,000
 Czech Republic 3,900 0.037% 6,500 0.062% 8,000
 Republic of Moldova 3,800 0.093% 7,500 0.184% 11,400
 Lithuania 3,400 0.106% 6,500 0.203% 18,000
 Poland 3,200 0.008% 7,500 0.019% 10,000
 Kazakhstan 3,200 0.019% 6,400 0.038% 9,600
 Georgia 2,900 0.064% 5,800 0.128% 8,700
 Slovakia 2,600 0.048% 4,500 0.083% 6,000
 Costa Rica 2,500 0.056% 3,000 0.067% 3,200
 Colombia 2,500 0.005% 3,000 0.006% 3,500
 China 2,500 0.000% 3,000 0.000% 3,300
 Morocco 2,400 0.007% 2,700 0.008% 2,900
 Bulgaria 2,000 0.028% 6,000 0.084% 7,500
 Estonia 2,000 0.154% 3,400 0.262% 5,000
 Peru 1,900 0.006% 3,000 0.009% 3,500
 Croatia 1,700 0.040% 3,000 0.071% 3,500
 Puerto Rico 1,500 0.041% 2,000 0.055% 2,500
 Serbia 1,400 0.020% 2,800 0.040% 3,000
 Finland 1,300 0.024% 1,800 0.033% 2,500
 Norway 1,300 0.026% 2,000 0.040% 2,500
 Ireland 1,200 0.026% 1,600 0.035% 1,800
 Japan 1,000 0.001% 1,400 0.001% 1,600
 Guatemala 900 0.006% 1,200 0.008% 1,400
 Paraguay 900 0.013% 1,500 0.022% 1,800
 Tunisia 900 0.008% 1,000 0.009% 1,100
 Ecuador 600 0.004% 1,000 0.007% 1,200
 Luxembourg 600 0.120% 900 0.180% 1,000
 Portugal 600 0.006% 1,000 0.010% 1,200
 Gibraltar 600 1.935% 800 2.580% 900
 Cuba 500 0.004% 1,500 0.012% 1,800
 British Virgin Islands 500 0.455% 700 0.637% 800
 Bolivia 500 0.005% 900 0.009% 1,000
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 500 0.013% 1,000 0.026% 1,200
 Kyrgyzstan 500 0.009% 1,000 0.018% 1,500
 Zimbabwe 400 0.003% 600 0.005% 700
 Bahamas 300 0.075% 400 0.100% 500
 Singapore 300 0.006% 500 0.010% 600
 Vietnam 300
 Kenya 300 0.001% 700 0.002% 800
 Jamaica 200 0.007% 400 0.014% 500
 Netherlands Antilles 200 0.065% 400 0.130% 600
 Suriname 200 0.040% 400 0.080% 500
 Turkmenistan 200 0.004% 300 0.006% 500
 Thailand 200 0.000% 300 0.000% 350
 Yemen 200 0.001% 300 0.002% 350
 French Polynesia 120
 Dominican Republic 100 0.001% 200 0.002% 300
 El Salvador 100 0.002% 200 0.004% 300
 Cyprus 100 0.008% 200 0.016% 250
 Malta 100 0.025% 200 0.050% 250
 Slovenia 100 0.005% 200 0.010% 300
 Republic of Macedonia 100 0.005% 200 0.010% 250
 South Korea 100 0.000% 200 0.000% 250
 Philippines 100 0.000% 200 0.000% 250
 Taiwan 100 0.000% 200 0.000% 250
 Egypt 100 0.000% 200 0.000% 300
 Ethiopia 100 0.000% 1,000 0.000% 2,000
 Botswana 100 0.005% 200 0.010% 250
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 100 0.000% 200 0.000% 250
 Namibia 100 0.004% 200 0.008% 250
 Nigeria 100 0.000% 200 0.000% 250
 Fiji 60
 New Caledonia 50
 Syria 50 0.000% 200 0.000% 250
 Albania 45
 Lebanon 40
 Bahrain 36
 Palau 9
 Afghanistan 1[10]
Other 250~~

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