Muslim birthrate in Israel declining


( The Muslim birthrate in Israel is declining according data published on Sept. 12 by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Israel National News reported.

Jerusalem's Muslim quarter. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Muslim population, which makes up about 18 percent of Israel’s population, grew at a 2.4 percent rate in 2015 compared to 3.8 percent growth rate in 2000.

In addition, fertility rates amongst Muslims has also decreased with women having an average of 3.3 children in 2015 compared to 4.7 children in 2000.

Jerusalem had the largest number of Muslims (311,000) which is 20.9 percent of the entire country’s Muslim population.

The CBS report also included other statistical information about Israel’s Muslim population including figures on unemployment and education.

Posted on September 12, 2016 .