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Estimated Population of Palestinian territories about 4.55 Million

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said Thursday that the estimated population of Palestine at mid 2014 is about 4.55 million; 2.31 million males and 2.24 million females.

In a press release issued on the eve of International Population Day, which falls on Friday, PCBS said that the estimated population of West Bank was 2.79 million of which 1.42 million males and 1.37 million females. While the estimated population of Gaza Strip totaled 1.76 million of which 894 thousand males and 866 thousand females. The percentage of urban population at mid 2014 was  73.9%, while the percentages of population in rural and camps areas were 16.7% and 9.4% respectively.

Palestinian Population in Gaza Strip is Younger than the West Bank Population

The percentage of individuals aged (0-14) constituted 39.7% of the total population at mid 2014 of  which 37.6% in  the West Bank and 43.2% in Gaza Strip.  The elderly population aged (65 years and over) constituted 2.9% of the total population of which 3.2% in the West Bank and 2.4% in Gaza Strip at mid 2014.

High Population Density in Gaza Strip

Population density of Palestine is generally high at 756 persons/km2, particularly in Gaza Strip it is 4,822 persons/km2 compared to a lower population density in the West Bank of 493 persons/km2 at mid 2014.

The PCBS also issued statistics on high  many issues, inter alia, fertility rates, crude birth and death rates, average household size, female versus male participation in labor force, household expenditure and poverty rates in Gaza Strip and West Bank.


Sources – Wafa


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