Israel's population has topped 9,391,000, according to a report published Sunday ahead of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
The annual report released by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics shows that the country's population is on course to reach 10 million by 2024.
According the CBS, Israel's population grew by 146,000 over the past year, indicating a 1.6% growth, while the average birthrate stood at 2.9 children per woman - somewhat lower than in previous years.
The total population appears to be made up of 6.943 million Jews (74 %), 1.982 million Arabs – including Muslims and Christians (21%) - and 466,000 residents of other minorities and religions (5%).
Some 172,000 Israeli couples welcomed a new child into the world this year. About 48,000 Israelis passed away, 7,154 of them from coronavirus.
In addition, the Jewish state this year welcomed 20,000 new immigrants to the Holy Land, despite the country's COVID-related restrictions on departures and arrivals.
According to CBS data, 44.8% of Jews in the country define themselves as secular, 20.5% consider themselves marginally observant, 12.5% are partially religious, 11.7% are religious and 10% are ultra-Orthodox.
The report also shows the life expectancy of Israeli men stands at 80.7 years, while that of women is at 84.8 - one of the highest in the world.
The most common cause of death in Israel is cancer (25.5%) followed by heart disease (14.5%).
An overwhelming majority, 90.3%, say they were satisfied with life, including 80.6% satisfaction rate among Arabs.
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year - begins on Monday evening and will mark the beginning of the Jewish year 5782.