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Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) Released the Statistical Yearbook on Jerusalem 2022
Date : 28 June 2022 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) released the Jerusalem Statistical Yearbook 2022 in Arabic and English on 28 June 2022.

The Yearbook presents Jerusalem under occupation by covering different statistics on population, demographic reality, social status, geographic and economic. It also presents statistics about the violations of the occupying forces in Jerusalem, including settlements, the confiscation of land, demolished buildings and confiscated Jerusalemites ID's. PCBS noted the obstruction of data collection because of the obstacles and challenges posed by the existing conditions on the Palestinian society.

H.E. Dr. Ola Awad, President of the PCBS, stated that this publication will be an important reference source on statistical data on Jerusalem and will enhance the capacity of Palestinian planners, decision makers and researchers to bring about Palestinian sovereignty of Jerusalem.

According to the summary of the Jerusalem Statistical Yearbook 2022:

  • The estimated population of Jerusalem Governorate in mid-2021 was about 471,834 people.
  • There were 7 hospitals in Jerusalem Governorate with 716 beds in 2020.
  • The labor force participation rate among individuals (15 years and above) in Jerusalem Governorate was 35.8% in 2021 (62.0% for males and 10.4% for females).
  • There were 17 hotels in operation responded to the hotel survey at the end of the year 2020 with 822 rooms and 1,954 beds in Jerusalem Governorate.
  • In scholastic year 2020/2021, there were 12,436 university students: 4,666 males and 7,770 females.
  • The consumer price index in Jerusalem Governorate (J1) increased by 1.95% in 2021 compared with 2020 and by 0.74% in 2020 compared with 2019.
  • In 2021, the occupying forces demolished 160 buildings in Jerusalem Governorate (96 residential buildings, 64 nonresidential buildings).

For more details, please visit: https://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Downloads/book2609.pdf

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