The projected number of Palestinians in the world is 13.350 million, of whom 5.039 million are in the State of Palestine, which includes the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, 1.597 million inside the green line or current day Israel, 5.986 million in Arab countries and around 727,000 in foreign countries, according to a report published today by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) marking the end of the year 2019.
Of the 5.039 million living in the State of Palestine, around 3.020 million reside in the West Bank and 2.019 million in Gaza Strip. Palestinian refugees make up 42% of the Palestinian population in State of Palestine: 26% of them in the West Bank and 66% in Gaza Strip, said the report.
The total fertility rate declined during (2011-2013) to 4.1 births (compared to 5.9 births in 1999). In Gaza Strip the rate was 4.5 births compared to 3.7 births in the West Bank during 2011-2013.
The average household size in the State of Palestine was 5.1 persons in 2017 (compared to 6.1 in 2000): 4.8 persons in the West Bank and 5.6 persons in Gaza Strip.
The crude birth rate is 30.2 births for every 1000 of population in the State of Palestine in 2019: 27.7 in the West Bank compared to 34.0 in Gaza Strip. The crude death rate is 3.7 deaths for every 1000 of population during the same year: 3.9 in the West Bank compared to 3.5 in Gaza Strip.
The total fertility rate for the Palestinian women living in Jordan was 3.3 births in 2010 compared to 2.5 in Syria in 2010 and 2.7 for the Palestinian women in Lebanon in 2017.
The number of Palestinians living in Israel is 1.597 million at the end of 2019, of whom the percentage of individuals under 15 years was about 32.8% for males and 31.8% for females, while the percentage of individuals 65 years and above was 4.4% for males and 5.3% for females at the end of 2018.
Source: Days of Palestine.