Tel Aviv-Jaffa's population hit an all-time high of 391,300 as of the end of June 2008, according to a new statistical yearbook put out by the municipality's Center for Economic and Social Research.
Most of the yearbook's statistics relate to 2006 or 2007, and they show that as of 2006, the city's population was relatively old: Only 17.4 percent of its residents were children up to age 14, compared to a national average of 28.3 percent, while 14.6 percent were 65 and older, compared to a national average of 9.9 percent. The biggest population sector was the 35 to 44 age group.
Fully 41 percent of Tel Aviv's men were bachelors in 2006, compared to a national average of 34 percent, while 35 percent of its women were unmarried, compared to a national average of 27 percent. Moreover, 21.4 percent of all families with children were single-parent families as of the end of 2007, almost double the national average of 12.5 percent and double Tel Aviv's own level a decade ago.
A high 66 percent of Tel Avivians were part of the labor force in 2007, compared to a national average of 56 percent, and average gross household income that year was NIS 14,999 a month, some 16 percent higher than the national average. However, only 46 percent of residents owned the apartments they lived in, well below the national average of 69 percent.
Some 22.1 million people traveled to or from the city by train in 2007, a 12 percent increase over 2006, the report added.
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