According to Israel’s Population Authority, Bnei Brak’s population has hit 218,592, overtaking Beer Sheva to become Israel’s eighth largest city. Its population is expected to reach 230,000 within a few years.

Bnei Brak has been growing at a rate of about 2.9% annually since 2015, when it had 190,000 residents.

As reported on last week, Israel’s Bureau of Statistics announced that 27% of Jews in Israel aged 0-17 (and defined as children) at the end of 2020 were chareidim. The town with the highest concentration of children was Modiin Illit, with 63%, compared to Tel Aviv, where the concentration was only 20.5%.

Israel had 3.049 million children at the end of 2020, comprising 33% of the population. Some 2.207 million of them were Jews (72.4%), 737,000 were Arabs (24.2%) and 105,000 (3.4%) were “others.”... Read More: MATZAV