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Main Statistical Indicators in the West Bank and Gaza Strip


Population
West Bank Gaza Palestine Reference Period
Population (million) 3,008,770 1,943,398 4,952,168 2017
Population Density (individual/Km2) 532 5324 823 2017
sex ratio 103.3 103.4 103.3 2017
Number of localities 524 33 557 2015
Average Number of Rooms in the Housing Unit 3.4 3.6 3.5 2016
Average Housing Density (persons per room) 1.6 1.9 1.6 2016
Population structure
0-14 36.6 42.6 38.9 2017
15-29 29.9 29.5 29.7 2017
30-59 28.4 24.0 26.8 2017
60+ 5.1 3.9 4.6 2017
Natural increase rate 2.5 3.3 2.8 2016
Life expectancy at birth (Male) 72.4 71.5 72.1 2016
Life expectancy at birth (Female) 75.5 74.6 75.2 2016
Average household size 4.8 5.7 5.2 2016
Total fertility rate 3.7 4.5 4.1 2011-2013
Infant mortality rate 17.0 19.6 18.2 2014
Health
Percentage of Underweight among children aged less than 5 years 1.5 1.3 1.4 2014
Percentage of Stunting among children aged less than 5 years 7.7 7.1 7.4 2014
Percentage of Wasting among children aged less than 5 years 1.7 0.7 1.2 2014
percentage of households using improved drinking water sources 96.8 10.4 61.5 2014
Percentage of women age 15-49 years who were attended during pregnancy in the last 2 years (at least four times) by any provider 95.3 95.7 95.5 2014
Percentage of women age 15-49 years in the Last Two Years (last birth) who delivered in a health facility 99.3 99.4 99.3 2014
Percentage of Women 15-49 Years Who Gave Birth in the Last Two Years who Received Postnatal Care 89.7 91.8 90.7 2014
Number of registered physician 3,635 3,616 7510 2014
Number of hospitals beds 3701 3809 5939 2014
Number of hospitals 50 30 80 2014
Number of primary health care centers and clinics 604 163 767 2014
Education
Illiteracy Rate for Persons (15 Years and over) 3.5 3.0 3.3 2015
Number of Schools 2193 704 2,897 2015/2016*
Number of Schools Students 697163 502703 1,199,866 2015/2016*
Number of Schools Classes 26100 13426 39,526 2015/2016*
Number of Schools Teachers 35369 19744 55,113 2015/2016*
Culture
Number of Cultural Centers 515 81 596 2015
Number of Museums 26 5 31 2015
Number of Theaters 9 3 12 2015
Labour Force 
Labour Force Participation Rate 45.6 46.1 45.8 2016
Full Employment Rate 79.8 56.3 71.1 2016
Underemployment Rate 2.0 2.0 2.0 20156
Unemployment Rate 18.2 41.7 26.9 2016
Employed Persons by Economic Activity 
Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry 8.1 5.5 7.4 2016
Mining, Quarrying and Manufacturing 16.3 6.3 13.4 2016
Construction 20.8 6.3 16.5 2016
Commerce, Restaurants and Hotels 20.9 20.9 20.9 2016
Transportation, Storage and Communication 5.9 7.1 6.3 2016
Services and Other Branches 28.0 53.9 35.5 2016
Total 100 100 100 2016
Employed Persons by Occupation 
Legislators, Senior Officials & Managers 3.6 2.1 3.1 2016
Professionals, Technicians, Associates and Clerks 21.9 39.3 27.0 2016
Service, Shop & Market Workers 17.0 22.8 18.7 2016
Skilled Agricultural & Fishery Workers 4.9 2.1 4.0 2016
Craft and Related Trade Workers 23.1 10.6 19.4 2016
Plant & Machine Operators & Assemblers 11.0 7.1 9.8 2016
Elementary Occupations 18.5 16.0 18.0 2016
Total 100 100 100 2016
Employed Persons by Employment Status
Employers 7.7 3.5 6.4 2016
Self – Employed 20.5 14.0 18.6 2016
Wage Employees 65.6 78.7 69.5 2016
Unpaid Family Members 6.2 3.8 5.5 2016
Total 100 100 100 2016
Employed Persons by Sector
Public Sector 15.4 36.4 21.6 2016
Private Sector 67.6 63.6 66.4 2016
Israel and Settlements 17.0 0.0 12.0 2016
Total 100 100 100 2016
Average Monthly Work Days * 22.8 22.7 22.7 2016
Average Weekly Work Hours * 44.3 38.3 42.2 2016
Median Daily Net Wage (NIS) * 98.1 61.6 85.6 2016
Average Daily Net Wage (NIS) * 88.5 45.0 76.9 2016
Poverty and Living Standards
Average Monthly Household Consumption in Jordanian Dinar 1105.7 756.6 985.8 2011
Poverty Rate Among Individuals According to Monthly Consumption Patterns 17.8 38.8 25.8 2011
Deep Poverty Rate Among Individuals According to Monthly Consumption Patterns 7.8 21.1 12.9 2011
National Accounts
Gross Domestic Product (Value in USD Million) 5754.3 1709.1 7463.4 2014
GDP per capita (Value in USD) 2269.3 971.1 1737.4 2014
Real GDP growth rate (%) 0.1 -0.2 0.0 2014
Consumer price index (Base year 2010=100) 113.89 104.97 110.99 2015
Foreign trade
Registered Exports (US Thousand Dollar) 937,352 6365 943717 2014
Registered Imports (US Thousand Dollar) 5,030,260 652939 943717 2014
Infrastructure 
Quantity of Consumed Water in the Economic Establishments (1000 cubic meter/month) 2994.8 1475.8 4470.6 2015
Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to public water network, % 88.7 72.2 83.4 2015
Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to sewage network, % 68.8 76.8 71.3 2015
Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to solid waste service, % 88.1 81.3 85.9 2015
Percentage of connected households to public water network, % 93.4 93 93.3 2015
Percentage of connected household to sewage network, % 38.4 83.5 53.9 2015
Percentage of household that have solid waste service by local authority, % 77.5 81.3 78.8 2015
Hotels
No. of Hotels 125 First Quarter, 2017
Room occupancy  % 20.8 First Quarter, 2017
No. of Guests 122163 First Quarter, 2017
Agriculture
Number of Agricultural Holdings 85,885 19,353 105238 2010/2011
Total of Cultivated Area / Dunum 929,372 105,529 1034901 2010/2011
Cultivated Area of Horticulture Trees / Dunum 612,649 47,245 659894 2010/2011
Cultivated Area of Vegetables / Dunum 95,841 33,752 129593 2010/2011
Cultivated Area of Field Crops/ Dunum 220,882 24,532 245414 2010/2011
Number of Cattles / Head 25,612 8,368 33980 1/10/2013
Number of Sheep / Head 670,332 60,562 730894 1/10/2013
Number of Goats / Head 204,937 10,398 215335 1/10/2013
Number of Broilers / Bird 23,297,203 8,218,180 31515383 2012/2013
Number of Layers / Bird 1,425,579 351,199 1776778 2012/2013
Number of Beehives / beehive 39,211 7,015 46226 1/10/2013
Area of Land (km2) 5,655 365 6020 2016
Area of Forest (km2) 98.2 3.2 101.4 2011
Area of Cultivated Land (km2) 843.5 88 931.5 2011
Water and Energy
Area of Permanent Cultivated Land Per Capita (m2/ Capita) 234.3 29.2 156 2011
Annual Pumping Quantity, (Million Cubic Meter) 83.3 167.2 250.5 2015
Annual Discharge of Springs, (Million Cubic Meter) 40.7 40.7 2015
Quantity of Water Purchased From Israeli Water Company (Mekorot), (Million Cubic Meter) 63.8 6.4 70.2 2015
Quantity of Water Supply for Domestic Sector, (Million Cubic Meter) 119.6 95.3 214.9 2015
Quantity of Water Consumed for Domestic Sector, (Million Cubic Meter) 81.2 53.5 134.7 2015
Water Produced per Basin, (Million Cubic Meter) 124.1 103 227.1 2015
Daily Allocation per Capita, (lit/c/d) 84.3 79.2 82.2 2015
Quantity of imported electricity (Megawatt hour) 4281615 1131473 5413088 2015
Average Household LPG Consumption from the Households that Used LPG (Kg) 26.0 14.0 22 2015
Average Household Electricity Consumption from the Households that Used Electricity (KWh) 328 256 306 2015
Percent of Households that use Solar Heater 63.1 43.8 56.5 2015
Number of Settlements 150 0 150 2015
Information Technology
Percentage of Enterprises use Computer 49.6 40.8 2011
Percentage of households own Computer 54.1 43.5 2013
Percentage of households  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