The Central Bureau of Statistics published data about family life in Israel on Wednesday in honor of Family Day.
There were 1.83 million families in Israel in 2011, compared to 1.5 million in 2000. Of the families 1.47 million were Jewish and 310,000 were Arab.
Jewish families included 3.5 people on average. About half of the familiesconsisted of two parents and childrenunder the age of 18.
In Judea and Samaria the average family size was 4.7 people, an indication of the region's birthrate, which remains the highest in the country. In Jerusalem the average family size was 4.2, and in northern Israel, 4.1.
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