For Israel, population figures were available for a number of years in the *Statistical Yearbook of Israel 1991*. The
following table shows the total population for the six districts of Israel for four recent years. The last three columns show total
population estimates for 1995 based on average annual growth rates between each of the first four years and 1990. The choice of the
growth rate obviously has a considerable effect on the resulting estimate. Even allowing for the special nature of Israel's
population dynamics due to the country's immigration policy (the most likely explanation for the high 1989-90 rates), the fact that
the estimates are strongly dependent on the available input data becomes clear.

District | Total population (`000)^{1} |
Average annual percentage growth rate | Resulting estimates (`000) for 1995 based on rate for | |||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1985 | 1987 | 1989 | 1990 | 85-90 | 87-90 | 89-90 | 85-90 | 87-90 | 89-90 | |

Jerusalem | 506 | 533 | 556 | 578 | 2.66 | 2.70 | 3.88 | 660 | 662 | 702 |

Northern | 707 | 732 | 763 | 805 | 2.60 | 3.17 | 5.36 | 917 | 943 | 1052 |

Haifa | 593 | 601 | 613 | 656 | 2.02 | 2.92 | 6.78 | 726 | 759 | 921 |

Central | 889 | 928 | 970 | 1032 | 2.98 | 3.54 | 6.20 | 1198 | 1232 | 1407 |

Tel Aviv | 1015 | 1027 | 1044 | 1095 | 1.52 | 2.14 | 4.77 | 1181 | 1218 | 1390 |

Southern | 511 | 526 | 542 | 574 | 2.33 | 2.91 | 5.74 | 645 | 664 | 765 |

**1** Data Source: Central Bureau of Statistics (1991), Statistical Abstract of Israel 1991, Jerusalem.

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