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Main Statistical Indicators in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Indicator

 West Bank

Gaza Strip

Refrence Period

Population

Population (million)

2.79

1.76

Mid 2014

Population Density (individual/Km2)

493

4,822

Mid 2014

sex ratio

103.3

103.3

2014

Number of localities

524

33

2013

Average Number of Rooms in the Housing Unit

3.4

3.5

2013

Average Housing Density (persons per room)

1.5

1.8

2013

Population structure

0-14

37.6

43.2

2014

15-29

30.1

29.9

2014

30-59

27.4

23.2

2014

60+

4.9

3.7

2014

Natural increase rate

2.59

3.41

2014

Life expectancy at birth (Male)

72.2

71.2

2014

Life expectancy at birth (Female)

75.1

74.1

2014

Average household size

5.1

6.0

2012

Total fertility rate

4.0

5.2

2008-2009

Infant mortality rate

18.1

20.1

2010

Health

Percentage of Underweight among children aged less than 5 years

3.9

3.5

2010

Percentage of Stunting among children aged less than 5 years

11.5

10.4

2010

Percentage of Wasting among children aged less than 5 years

3.8

2.8

2010

percentage of households using improved drinking water sources

90.1

13.7

2010

Percentage of women age 15-49 years who were attended during pregnancy in the last 2 years (at least four times) by any provider

92.7

95.7

2010

Percentage of women age 15-49 years in the Last Two Years (last birth) who delivered in a health facility

97.7

98.3

2010

Percentage of Women 15-49 Years Who Gave Birth in the Last Two Years who Received Postnatal Care

42.4

33.2

2010

Number of registered physician

3,635

3,616

2013

Number of hospitals beds

3,263

2,356

2013

Number of hospitals

50

30

2013

Number of primary health care centers and clinics

622

137

2013

Education

Illiteracy Rate for Persons (15 Years and over)

4.0

3.2

2013

Number of Schools

2,094

690

2013/2014

Number of Schools Students

677,004

474,698

2013/2014

Number of Schools Classes

21,341

11,394

2013/2014

Number of Schools Teachers

33,898

19,985

2013/2014

Culture

Number of Cultural Centers

574

82

2013

Number of Museums

11

4

2013

Number of Theaters

6

3

2013

Labour Force 

Labour Force Participation Rate

46.4

44.7

2nd quarter 2014

Full Employment Rate

78.3

47.1

2nd quarter 2014

Underemployment Rate

5.7

7.8

2nd quarter 2014

Unemployment Rate

16.0

45.1

2nd quarter 2014

Employed Persons by Economic Activity 

Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry

11.7

10.3

2nd quarter 2014

Mining, Quarrying and Manufacturing

15.6

4.8

2nd quarter 2014

Construction

19.8

2.2

2nd quarter 2014

Commerce, Restaurants and Hotels

20.5

20

2nd quarter 2014

Transportation, Storage and Communication

4.8

6.1

2nd quarter 2014

Services and Other Branches

27.6

56.6

2nd quarter 2014

Total

100

100

2nd quarter 2014

Employed Persons by Occupation 

Legislators, Senior Officials & Managers

3.7

2.7

2nd quarter 2014

Professionals, Technicians, Associates and Clerks

20.8

37.3

2nd quarter 2014

Service, Shop & Market Workers

18.1

25.4

2nd quarter 2014

Skilled Agricultural & Fishery Workers

6.7

6.7

2nd quarter 2014

Craft and Related Trade Workers

21.4

8.2

2nd quarter 2014

Plant & Machine Operators & Assemblers

11.0

5.7

2nd quarter 2014

Elementary Occupations

18.3

14.0

2nd quarter 2014

Total

100

100

2nd quarter 2014

Employed Persons by Employment Status

Employers

7.6

3.6

2nd quarter 2014

Self – Employed

20.2

18.1

2nd quarter 2014

Wage Employees

63.5

75.3

2nd quarter 2014

Unpaid Family Members

8.7

3.0

2nd quarter 2014

Total

100

100

2nd quarter 2014

Employed Persons by Sector

Public Sector

15.6

41.0

2nd quarter 2014

Private Sector

67.5

54.0

2nd quarter 2014

UNRWA

0.6

5.0

2nd quarter 2014

Israel and Settlements

16.3

0.0

2nd quarter 2014

Total

100

100

2nd quarter 2014

Average Monthly Work Days *

22.7

23.9

2nd quarter 2014

Average Weekly Work Hours *

44.7

37.3

2nd quarter 2014

Median Daily Net Wage (NIS) *

80.0

50.0

2nd quarter 2014

Average Daily Net Wage (NIS) *

90.7

61.4

2nd quarter 2014

Poverty and Living Standards

Average Monthly Household Consumption in Jordanian Dinar

1105.7

756.6

2011

Poverty Rate Among Individuals According to Monthly Consumption Patterns

17.8

38.8

2011

Deep Poverty Rate Among Individuals According to Monthly Consumption Patterns

7.8

21.1

2011

National Accounts

Gross Domestic Product (Value in USD Million)

5,064.40

1,878.30

2013

GDP per capita (Value in USD)

2,051.40

1,103.90

2013

Real GDP growth rate (%)

0.7

6.3

2013

Consumer price index (Base year 2010=100)

111.5

101.26

June 2014 compared with May 2014

Foreign trade

Registered Exports (US Thousand Dollar)

777,685

4,683

2012

Registered Imports (US Thousand Dollar)

4,305,590

391,766

2012

Infrastructure 

Quantity of Consumed Water in the Economic Establishments (1000 cubic meter/month)

2631.6

1858.3

2013

Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to public water network, %

90.7

71.0

2013

Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to sewage network, %

62.8

70.3

2013

Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to solid waste service, %

84.9

79.3

2013

Percentage of connected households to public water network, %

94.5

99.9

2013

Percentage of connected household to sewage network, %

40.6

83.1

2013

Percentage of household that have solid waste service by local authority, %

77.8

59.9

2013

Hotels

No. of Hotels

116

12

1st quarter 2014, for Gaza 2nd quarter 2012

Room occupancy  %

23.0

6.7

1st quarter 2014, for Gaza 2nd quarter 2012

No. of Guests

149,526

1,131

1st quarter 2014, for Gaza 2nd quarter 2012

Agriculture

Number of Agricultural Holdings

85,885

19,353

2010/2011

Total of Cultivated Area / Dunum

929,372

105,529

2010/2011

Cultivated Area of Horticulture Trees / Dunum

612,649

47,245

2010/2011

Cultivated Area of Vegetables / Dunum

95,841

33,752

2010/2011

Cultivated Area of Field Crops/ Dunum

220,882

24,532

2010/2011

Number of Cattles / Head

25,612

8,368

1/10/2013

Number of Sheep / Head

670,332

60,562

1/10/2013

Number of Goats / Head

204,937

10,398

1/10/2013

Number of Broilers / Bird

23,297,203

8,218,180

2012/2013

Number of Layers / Bird

1,425,579

351,199

2012/2013

Number of Beehives / beehive

39,211

7,015

1/10/2013

Area of Land (km2)

5,655

365

2013

Area of Forest (km2)

98.2

3.2

2011

Area of Cultivated Land (km2)

843.5

88

2011

Water and Energy

Area of Permanent Cultivated Land Per Capita (m2/ Capita)

234.3

29.2

2011

Annual Pumping Quantity, (Million Cubic Meter)

64.3

189

2011

Annual Discharge of Springs, (Million Cubic Meter)

39.3

2012

Quantity of Water Purchased From Israeli Water Company (Mekorot), (Million Cubic Meter)

52.6

4

2012

Quantity of Water Supply for Domestic Sector, (Million Cubic Meter)

93.9

106

2012

Quantity of Water Consumed for Domestic Sector,(Million Cubic Meter)

67.9

54.7

2012

Water Produced per Basin, (Million Cubic Meter)

105.5

106

2012

Daily Allocation per Capita, (lit/c/d)

76.4

89.5

2012

Quantity of imported electricity (Megawatt hour)

3,659,623

1,249,637

2012

Average Household LPG Consumption from the Households that Used LPG (Kg)

15.0

14.0

2012

Average Household Electricity Consumption from the Households that Used Electricity (KWh)

269

242

July, 2013

Percent of Households that use Solar Heater

67.4

53.0

July, 2013

Number of Settlements

144

0

July, 2013

Information Technology

2012

Percentage of Enterprises use Computer

49.6

40.8

2011

Percentage of housholds own Computer

54.1

43.5

2013

Percentage of housholds  have internet at home

39.5

28.3

2013

Percentage of households  have mobile

96.0

97.1

2013

Percentage of individuals (10 years and above)  use computer

54.8

51.7

2011

Percentage of individuals  (10 years and above) use  internet

39.7

38.8

2011