Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 57.7% in Israel in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Israel | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 57.7 % in 2017 in Israel, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.351 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Israel reached an all time high of 58.4 % in 1996 and an all time low of 45.0 % in 1974. When compared to Israel's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Egypt amounted to 25.3 %, 20.3 % in Jordan, 38.3 % in Lebanon and 28.7 % in Syria in 2017.

Israel has been ranked 9th within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that have a population of more than one million people.

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cyprus % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Egypt % 25.2% 25.2% 25.2% 25.2% 25.2%
Iraq % 25.6% 25.4% 25.2% 25.0% 24.8%
Israel % 57.0% 56.9% 56.9% 57.2% 57.3%
Jordan % 19.4% 19.3% 19.2% 19.3% 19.5%
Lebanon % 44.4% 42.4% 40.4% 38.9% 38.1%
Libya % 17.8% 17.9% 18.0% 18.1% 18.2%
Saudi Arabia % 44.8% 44.9% 45.1% 45.4% 45.7%
Sudan % 13.2% 13.2% 13.2% 13.2% 13.3%
Syria % 27.3% 24.2% 22.2% 20.9% 23.7%
Turkey % 36.4% 36.7% 36.8% 36.9% 36.9%