Main Statistical Indicators in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Indicator  West Bank Gaza Strip Palestine Reference Period
Population        
Population (million) 4976684 2986714 1989970 2019
Population Density (individual/Km2) 826 528 5453 2019
sex ratio 103.5 104 102.8 2019
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 38.4 36.4 41.5 2019
15-29 28.9 29 28.8 2019
30-59 27.5 28.9 25.3 2019
60+ 5.2 5.7 4.4 2019
Growth Rate 2.5 2.2 2.9 2019
Life expectancy at birth (Male) 72.9 73.2 72.5 2019
Life expectancy at birth (Female) 75.2 75.5 74.7 2019
Average household size 5.1 4.8 5.6 2019
Total fertility rate 3.7 4.5 4.1 2011-2013
Infant mortality rate 17 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 3986 4921 8907 2017
Number of hospitals beds 3792 2421 6213 2017
Number of hospitals 53 30 83 2017
Number of primary health care centers and clinics 583 160 743 2017
Education        
Illiteracy Rate for Persons (15 Years and over) 0.03 0.024 0.028 2018
Number of Schools 2269 729 2998 2017/2018
Number of Schools Students 711906 541332 1253238 2017/2018
Number of Schools Classes 26970 14130 41100 2017/2018
Number of Schools Teachers 36190 20478 56668 2017/2018
Culture        
Number of Cultural Centers 528 69 597 2018
Number of Museums 28 5 33 2018
Number of Theaters 13 3 16 2018
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 2 2 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 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 2016
Service, Shop & Market Workers 17 22.8 18.7 2016
Skilled Agricultural & Fishery Workers 4.9 2.1 4 2016
Craft and Related Trade Workers 23.1 10.6 19.4 2016
Plant & Machine Operators & Assemblers 11 7.1 9.8 2016
Elementary Occupations 18.5 16 18 2016
Total 100 100 100 2016
Employed Persons by Employment Status        
Employers 7.7 3.5 6.4 2016
Self - Employed 20.5 14 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 12 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 76.9 2016
Poverty and Living Standards        
Average Monthly Household Consumption in Jordanian Dinar 1149.3 578.8 946.7 2017
Poverty Rate Among Individuals According to Monthly Consumption Patterns 5.8 53 29.2 2017
Deep Poverty Rate Among Individuals According to Monthly Consumption Patterns 16.8 33.8 16.8 2017
National Accounts        
Gross Domestic Product (Value in USD Million) 11043.4 2766.9 13810.3 2018
GDP per capita (Value in USD) 4188.3 1431.4 3021.4 2018
Real GDP growth rate (%) 0.03056206 -0.06854 0.009052782 2018
Consumer price index (Base year 2010=100) 114.256956 102.8052 110.765815 2018
Foreign trade        
Registered Exports (US Thousand Dollar) 1056539.11 8345.025 1064884.139 2017
Registered Imports (US Thousand Dollar) 5323758 530091.9 5853849.921 2017
Infrastructure         
Quantity of Consumed Water in the Economic Establishments (1000 cubic meter/month) 3430.5 1484.6 4915.1 2017
Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to public water network, % 85.2 72.3 81 2017
Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to sewage network, % 61.6 85.1 69.3 2017
Percentage of connected Economic Establishments to solid waste service, % 85.2 77 82.5 2017
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 85885 19353 105238 2010/2011
Total of Cultivated Area / Dunum 929372 105529 1034901 2010/2011
Cultivated Area of Horticulture Trees / Dunum 612649 47245 659894 2010/2011
Cultivated Area of Vegetables / Dunum 95841 33752 129593 2010/2011
Cultivated Area of Field Crops/ Dunum 220882 24532 245414 2010/2011
Number of Cattles / Head 25612 8368 33980 41548
Number of Sheep / Head 670332 60562 730894 41548
Number of Goats / Head 204937 10398 215335 41548
Number of Broilers / Bird 23297203 8218180 31515383 2012/2013
Number of Layers / Bird 1425579 351199 1776778 2012/2013
Number of Beehives / beehive 39211 7015 46226 41548
Area of Land (km2) 5655 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 14 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 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