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People > Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

Definitions

  • Enlarged Jewish population:

    Jewish population by country. The enlarged Jewish community includes Jews, non-Jews with Jewish ancestry and non-Jewish members of Jewish households.   

  • Enlarged Jewish population per thousand people:

    Jewish population by country. The enlarged Jewish community includes Jews, non-Jews with Jewish ancestry and non-Jewish members of Jewish households.   

    . Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Percent Jewish: Proportion of country’s population that is Jewish.
  • Total Jews: Amount of Jewish residents.
  • Total Jews per thousand people: Amount of Jewish residents. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Enlarged Jewish population 80,000
Ranked 14th.
8.3 million
Ranked 1st. 104 times more than South Africa
Enlarged Jewish population per thousand people 1.56
Ranked 30th.
26.44
Ranked 3rd. 17 times more than South Africa
Percent Jewish 0.157%
Ranked 30th.
2.64%
Ranked 2nd. 17 times more than South Africa
Total Jews 70,800
Ranked 9th.
5.28 million
Ranked 2nd. 75 times more than South Africa

Total Jews per thousand people 1.42
Ranked 13th.
17.05
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than South Africa

SOURCES: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Rv2hLhme008J:www.jewishdatabank.org/Reports/World_Jewish_Population_2010.pdf+world+jewish+population+2010&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShFmlEo2XYeBjYVUGgz_STm8ZXvaFqIMHdpfxUC8uWpDuLqb9l7GvJbF2piXHqxgDaGkOY3jfCA_RkpUlKLSByoSQC3cLV-5LcpxgXggqUIYwzK9hdfmwVv4Sz0BdeFMxJ_-2To&sig=AHIEtbT5tVUek4PSi_N_5f0Dwe-11sBzMg, Number 2 - 2010. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sergio DellaPergola. p. 60.; https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Rv2hLhme008J:www.jewishdatabank.org/Reports/World_Jewish_Population_2010.pdf+world+jewish+population+2010&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShFmlEo2XYeBjYVUGgz_STm8ZXvaFqIMHdpfxUC8uWpDuLqb9l7GvJbF2piXHqxgDaGkOY3jfCA_RkpUlKLSByoSQC3cLV-5LcpxgXggqUIYwzK9hdfmwVv4Sz0BdeFMxJ_-2To&sig=AHIEtbT5tVUek4PSi_N_5f0Dwe-11sBzMg, Number 2 - 2010. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sergio DellaPergola. p. 60. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/jewpop.html, Jewish Population of the World. 2012.; http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13992-statistics and http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/psf/box52/a467cg01.html; http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13992-statistics and http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/psf/box52/a467cg01.html. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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