Jewish population by country

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Jewish population by country (2013)

The world's core Jewish population in early 2013 was estimated at 13.9 million people (around 0.2% of the world population).[1][2] In 1939, the core Jewish population reached its historical peak of 17 million (0.8% of the global population). Because of the Holocaust, the number was reduced to 11 million in 1945.[3] The population grew again to around 13 million by the 1970s, but has since recorded near-zero growth until around 2005 due to low fertility rates and to assimilation. Since 2005, the world's Jewish population has been growing modestly at a rate of around 0.78% (in 2013). This increase primarily reflects the rapid growth of Haredi and some Orthodox sectors, who are becoming a growing proportion of Jews.[4]

The "enlarged" or expanded Jewish population, which includes those with a Jewish father or spouse as well as children living in a household with a Jewish step-parent, stands at approximately 18.2 million.

The total number of people who hold or are eligible for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return — defined as anyone with at least one Jewish grandparent, and who does not actively profess any other religion — is estimated at around 21.7 million, of which 6.3 million are currently living in Israel.[1]

No reliable figures exist for the number of crypto-Jews.

Countries[edit]

Below is a list of Jewish populations in the world by country. Some numbers are given by the American Jewish Year Book 2012[5] 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
World 13,859,800 0.196% 18,437,400 0.257% 21,889,500
 United States 6,700,000 2.11% 8,300,000 2.644% 11,000,000
 Israel 6,180,300 75.4% 6,332,900 79.394% 6,332,900
 European Union 1,105,700 0.22% 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 0.57% 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 119,000 0.144% 250,000 0.305% 270,000
 Brazil 107,329[6] 0.049% 125,000 0.064% 135,000
 Australia 112,000[7] 0.3%[8] 112,000 0.515% 112,000
 Ukraine 67,000[9] 0.143% 400,000[9][10] 0.286% 450,000
 South Africa 70,000 0.137% 80,000 0.157% 85,000
 Hungary 48,000 0.485% 95,000 0.96% 150,000
 Mexico 40,000 0.034% 50,000 0.043% 65,000
 Belgium 30,000 0.27% 40,000 0.36% 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
 Panama 10,000 0.278% 11,000 0.306% 12,000
 Romania 9,400 0.044% 17,000 0.08% 20,000
 Venezuela 9,000 0.03% 12,000 0.04% 13,500
 Austria 9,000 0.106% 15,000 0.177% 18,000
 Azerbaijan 8,800 0.095% 16,000 0.173% 24,000
 Iran 8,756 [11] 0.011% 12,000[9] 0.013% N/A
 New Zealand 7,500 0.17% 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% 7,000 0% 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 25,000[12]
 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 4,500 0.005% 7,000 0.006% 7,500
 China 2,500 0% 3,000 0% 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 0.04% 3,000 0.071% 3,500
 Puerto Rico 1,500 0.041% 2,000 0.055% 2,500
 Serbia 1,400 0.02% 2,800 0.04% 3,000
 Finland 1,300 0.024% 1,800 0.033% 2,500
 Norway 1,300 0.026% 2,000 0.04% 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 0.12% 900 0.18% 1,000
 Portugal 600 0.006% 1,000 0.01% 1,200
 Gibraltar 600 1.935% 800 2.58% 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 0.1% 500
 Singapore 300 0.006% 500 0.01% 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 0.04% 400 0.08% 500
 Turkmenistan 200 0.004% 300 0.006% 500
 Thailand 200 0% 300 0% 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 0.05% 250
 Slovenia 100 0.005% 200 0.01% 300
 Republic of Macedonia 100 0.005% 200 0.01% 250
 South Korea 100 0% 200 0% 250
 Philippines 100 0% 200 0% 250
 Taiwan 100 0% 200 0% 250
 Egypt 100 0% 200 0% 300
 Ethiopia 100 0% 1,000 0% 2,000
 Botswana 100 0.005% 200 0.01% 250
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 100 0% 200 0% 250
 Namibia 100 0.004% 200 0.008% 250
 Nigeria 100 0% 200 0% 250
 Tahiti 100
 Martinique 90
 Algeria 50
 Fiji 60
 New Caledonia 50
 Syria 50 0% 200 0% 250
 Albania 45
 Lebanon 40
 Bahrain 36
 Palau 9
 Afghanistan 1[13]
Other 250~~

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-01658-0_6
  2. ^ Wisse, Ruth (2007). Jews and Power. Schocken Books. p. 188. ISBN 978-0805242249. 
  3. ^ http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/world-jewish-population.htm
  4. ^ http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/haredi_orthodox_account_for_bulk_of_jewish_population_growth_in_new_york_ci
  5. ^ 2012. Retrieved on 2014-01-30
  6. ^ 2010 Brazilian census Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. Retrieved on 2014-01-30
  7. ^ Australian Jewish News - Census shows Jews are on the move
  8. ^ The Age, Census reveals city's changes, 2012
  9. ^ a b c DellaPergola, Sergio (November 2, 2012). "World Jewish Population, 2012" (PDF). In Dashefsky, Arnold; Sheskin, Ira. Current Jewish Population Reports. Storrs, Connecticut: North American Jewish Data Bank. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ The Jewish Community of Ukraine European Jewish Congress
  11. ^ "Jewish woman brutally murdered in Iran over property dispute". The Times of Israel. November 28, 2012. Retrieved Aug 16, 2014 excerpt="A government census published earlier this year indicated there were a mere 8,756 Jews left in Iran". 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-afghanistan-jews-idUSBRE9AB0A120131112

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