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Total country population 65,341,200
Core Jewish population 290,000
Jews per total 1,000 in population 4.43
Population with a Jewish parent 330,000
Enlarged Jewish population 370,000
Law of Return Jewish population 410,000



 

United Kingdom

  • The total population of the United Kingdom on 1 January 2016 stood at 65,341,200. Its population grew by 574,100 in 2015, of which 399,700 was due to inward migration.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of the United Kingdom was estimated to be 290,000 (0.44% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 370,000 (0.57% of the wider population).
  • The core Jewish population was estimated to be 315,000 in 1990 (0.55% of the wider population), and has therefore declined by approximately 8% over 25 years during which the wider population grew by approximately 13%.
  • Between 1990 and 2015, 12,648 British citizens emigrated to Israel.
  • An estimated 410,000 British citizens qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
  • The majorty of the UK Jewish population lives in London and south Hertfordshire, with substantial communities in Manchester, Leeds and a number of other cities.

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