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The Jewish Population of the World (2006)


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From - The Jewish Virtual Library


(If you click on a particular country in the tables below, the link will open for you in a new window within the Jewish Virtual Library site, and give you a history of Judaism in that country, further statistics and often links to other stories. Note - a few links may have expired over time.)

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Largest Population | Region - Africa | Region -Asia | Region - Europe | Region - Americas | Oceania |


Countries with Largest Jewish Populations

 
Rank Country Jews % of World Jewish Population
1 Israel 5,313,800 40.6%
2 United States 5,275,000 40.3%
3 France 491,500 3.8%
4 Canada 373,500 2.9%
5 United Kingdom 297,000 2.3%
6 Russia 228,000 1.7%
7 Argentina 184,500 1.4%
8 Germany 118,000 0.9%
9 Australia 103,000 0.8%
10 Brazil 96,500 0.7%
11 Ukraine 80,000 0.6%
12 South Africa 72,000 0.6%
13 Hungary 49,700 0.4%
14 Mexico 39,800 0.3%
15 Belgium 31,200 0.2%

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Jewish Population By Region


Africa
Oceania
Country Total Population Jews % Jewish of Total Population % of World Jewish Population
Egypt
74,000,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Ethiopia
77,400,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Morocco
30,700,000
3,000
.01%
<.05%
Tunisia
10,000,000
1,100
0.011%
<.05%
Total North Africa
271,200,000
4,200
<.05%
<.05%
Botswana
1,600,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Congo D.R.
60,800,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Kenya
33,800,000
400
<.05%
<.05%
Namibia
2,000,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Nigeria
131,500,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
South Africa
46,900,000
72,000
0.15%
0.55%
Zimbabwe
13,000,000
400
<.05%
<.05%
Other
345,200,000
300
<.05%
<.05%
Total Other Africa
634,800,000
73,500
0.012%
0.56%
Total
906,000,000
77,700
<.05%
0.59%

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Country Total Population Jews % Jewish of Total Population % of World Jewish Population
Israel
6,750,700
5,073,800
75.2%
38.8%
West Bank and Gaza
3,640,000
240,000
6.6%
1.8%
Total Israel &
Disputed Territories
10,320,700
5,131,800
51.5%
40.6%
Azerbaijan
8,400,000
6,800
0.08%
<.05%
Georgia
4,500,000
3,500
0.08%
<.05%
Kazakhstan
15,100,000
3,700
<.05%
<.05%
Kyrgyzstan
5,200,000
800
<.05%
<.05%
Turkmenistan
5,200,000
300
<.05%
<.05%
Uzbekistan
26,400,000
4,800
<.05%
<.05%
Total FSU in Asia
74,600,000
19,900
<.05%
0.15%
China
1,303,700,000
1,500
<.05%
<.05%
India
1,103,600,000
5,000
<.05%
<.05%
Iran
69,500,000
10,800
<.05%
0.08%
Japan
127,700,000
1,000
<.05%
<.05%
Korea, South
48,300,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Philippines
84,800,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Singapore
4,300,000
300
<.05%
<.05%
Syria
18,400,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Thailand
65,000,000
200
<.05%
<.05%
Yemen
20,700,000
200
<.05%
<.05%
Other
893,411,400
200
<.05%
<.05%
Total Other Asia
3,762,111,400
19,600
<.05%
0.15%
Total
3,847,032,100
5,349,000
.14%
40.9%
Asia

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Country Total Population Jews % Jewish of Total Population % of World Jewish Population
Austria
8,200,000
9,000
0.11%
<.05%
Belgium
10,500,000
31,200
.003%
0.24%
Denmark
5,400,000
6,400
0.12%
<.05%
Finland
5,200,000
1,100
<.05%
<.05%
France
60,700,000
491,500
0.81%
3.76%
Germany
82,500,000
118,000
0.14%
0.90%
Greece
11,100,000
4,500
<.05%
<.05%
Ireland
4,100,000
1,200
<.05%
<.05%
Italy
58,700,000
28,600
<.05%
0.22%
Luxembourg
500,000
600
0.12%
<.05%
Netherlands
16,300,000
30,000
0.18%
0.23%
Portugal
10,500,000
500
<.05%
<.05%
Spain
42,500,000
12,000
<.05%
0.09%
Sweden
9,000,000
15,000
0.17%
0.11%
United Kingdom
60,300,000
297,000
0.5%
2.27%
Total EU 15
385,600,000
1,046,600
.27%
8.00%
Estonia
1,300,000
1,900
0.15%
0.015%
Latvia
2,300,000
9,800
0.43%
0.07%
Lithuania
3,400,000
3,200
.09%
<.05%
Czech Republic
10,200,000
4,000
<.05%
<.05%
Hungary
10,100,000
49,700
0.49%
0.38%
Poland
38,200,000
3,200
<.05%
<.05%
Slovakia
5,400,000
2,700
0.05%
<.05%
Slovenia
2,000,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Other
1,400,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Total EU 25
459,900,000
1,121,300
0.24%
8.6%
Gibraltar
25,000
600
2.4%
<.05%
Norway
4,600,000
1,200
<.05%
<.05%
Switzerland
7,400,000
17,900
0.24%
0.14%
Total other Western Europe
12,495,000
19,700
0.16%
0.15%
Belarus
9,800,000
18,200
0.19%
0.14%
Moldova
4,200,000
4,600
0.11%
<.05%
Russia
143,000,000
228,000
0.16%
1.7%
Ukraine
47,100,000
80,000
0.17%
0.61%
Total FSU Republics
204,100,000
330,800
0.16%
2.52%
Total FSU in Europe
211,100,000
345,700
0.16%
2.64%
Bosnia-Herzegovina
3,800,000
500
<.05%
<.05%
Bulgaria
7,700,000
2,000
<.05%
<.05%
Croatia
4,400,000
1,700
<.05%
<.05%
Macedonia
2,000,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Romania
21,600,000
10,100
<.05%
0.08%
Serbia-Montenegro
10,700,000
1,500
<.05%
<.05%
Turkey
72,900,000
17,800
<.05%
0.14%
Total other East Europe and Balkans
126,300,000
33,700
<.05%
0.26%
Total
802,795,000
1,505,500
.19%
11.50%
Europe

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Country Total Population Jews % Jewish of Total Population % of World Jewish Population
Canada
32,200,000
373,500
1.16%
2.85%
United States
296,500,000
5,275,000
1.78%
40.3%
Total North America
328,827,000
5,648,500
1.72%
43.2%
Bahamas
300,000
300
0.1%
<.05%
Costa Rica
4,300,000
2,500
0.06%
<.05%
Cuba
11,300,000
500
<.05%
<.05%
Dominican Republic
8,900,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
El Salvador
6,900,000
100
<.05%
<.05%
Guatemala
12,700,000
900
<.05%
<.05%
Jamaica
2,700,000
300
<.05%
<.05%
Mexico
107,000,000
39,800
<.05%
0.30%
Netherlands Antilles
215,000
200
0.09%
<.05%
Panama
3,200,000
5,000
0.16%
<.05%
Puerto Rico
3,900,000
1,500
<.05%
<.05%
Virgin Islands
115,000
300
0.26%
<.05%
Other
24,470,000
300
<.05%
<.05%
Total Central America
186,000,000
51,800
<.05%
0.4%
Argentina
38,600,000
184,500
0.48%
1.41%
Bolivia
8,900,000
500
<.05%
<.05%
Brazil
184,200,000
96,500
0.05%
0.74%
Chile
16,100,000
20,700
0.13%
0.16%
Colombia
46,000,000
3,100
<.05%
<.05%
Ecuador
13,000,000
900
<.05%
<.05%
Paraguay
6,200,000
900
<.05%
<.05%
Peru
27,900,000
2,200
<.05%
<.05%
Suriname
400,000
200
0.05%
<.05%
Uruguay
3,400,000
18,000
0.53%
0.15%
Venezuela
26,700,000
15,400
0.06%
0.12%
Total South America
372,400,000
342,900
0.09%
2.62%
The Americas
Total
887,227,000
6,043,200
0.68%
46.2%

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Oceania
Region Total Population Jews % Jewish of Total Population % of World Jewish Population
Australia 20,400,000 103,000 0.50% 0.78%
New Zealand 4,100,000 7,000 0.17% <.05%
Other 8,500,000 100 <.05% <.05%
Total
33,000,000
110,100
0.33%
0.84%

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Source: American Jewish Year Book, 2006, (NY: American Jewish Committee, 2006)

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