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Divorce due to renovations? The Local Authorities in Israel file for 2021 was published yesterday (Wednesday), and reveals a number of certainly interesting data, as interesting as the file of local authorities in Israel can be.
At the end of 2021, Israel's population numbered 9.453 million, 74.8% of whom lived within the municipalities. The population density was 415.3 per km². The file, which is surprisingly digital, presents data for 255 local authorities in Israel (79 municipalities, 122 local councils and 54 regional councils).
It is particularly comprehensive and includes detailed data on countless social, economic, demographic, geographical and other issues. In the following article we will review the interesting topics related to construction and housing, and... Little about marriage and divorce, as mentioned.
residents leave the big cities;
The city that can boast the most massive internal migration to it is the city of Harish - where, according to the report, which examines the balance of internal migration rate by 279,9 residents, Harish was found to have the highest figure, of 83.3 people entering the city, for every thousand residents living there.
In the same index, after Harish are Tirat Carmel (70.7); and orchard (98.4); The lowest rate was in Beit She'an, showing a negative migration rate of -2021.200 abandonments for every 000,4 people.
In addition, the rate of internal migration balance per 3,16 residents in 1 was negative in all cities with 5,6 residents and more: from -10.3 in Netanya to -11.2 in Ashdod (the lowest in the large cities).
In Netanya, the overall balance of migration rate was positive and stood at 8.5, mainly due to immigration from abroad. 7.9% of all those entering Netanya came from Tel Aviv-Yafo, and 16.8% of all those leaving it moved to Kfar Yona. In Ashdod, 6.9% of all arrivals came from Ashkelon and 6.5% from Jerusalem, and 15.7% of all those leaving moved to Ashkelon.
In Jerusalem, the city with the largest number of departures, most of those entering came from Bnei Brak (7.0% of all arrivals) and Beit Shemesh (<>.<>%). Most of those leaving Jerusalem moved to Beit Shemesh (<>.<>% of all departures) and Tel Aviv-Yafo (<>.<>%).
Do most Israelis work in the city where they live?
According to the report, the city from which the most residents emigrated in 2021 to other cities is also the second city in the index of new building starts. According to the index, the capital of the center, Tel Aviv, leads with 4,877 new building starts. Next is Jerusalem with 3,229 starts; Also in the top five are Ashkelon with 3,991; Rishon LeZion with 2,669; and Bnei Brak with 1,916;
Another interesting statistic indicates the share of households living in an apartment they own, with the lowest percentage being in Tel Aviv-Yafo – with 42.2% of apartment owners not living in an apartment they own, while the highest percentage was in um al-Fahm – 92.7%. The national percentage of households living in an apartment they own was 67.9%.
In addition, the report presents the percentage of employed persons outside their locality of residence, and shows that on a national average – 52.6% of employed persons work outside their locality of residence, that is, most Israelis. The highest percentage was in Givatayim - 75.2%, and the lowest percentage was, well, in Eilat - 9.7%.
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Let's start with the good news: In 2020, 77,991 couples were married in Israel, and less than half divorced: 30,030. A nice number.
The city with the highest marriage rate per 99,2 residents was Beitar Illit, with 1.000 weddings per 95,1 residents, as mentioned. Next is also an ultra-Orthodox city, Modi'in Illit, with 1.000.
On the other hand, the highest divorce rate per 18,7 married residents was actually in the city that boasted at the beginning of the article the highest internal migration to it - Harish, with 17.6 divorces for every thousand married couples, as mentioned. Does it have a circumstantial connection? Divorce on just renovations? This is just conjecture.
After it, and again "well", is the resort city of Eilat, with 2021.2020 couples divorcing for every thousand married couples;
A small and important asterisk: 2021 was the year of Corona. However, after sharp changes in a number of indicators in <> following the restrictions and special regulations imposed, such as the decline in the balance of immigration and the number of road accidents and the increase in the number of recipients of unemployment benefits, it seems that <> actually marked a return to pre-pandemic levels.
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