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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics by Metropolitan Area and Year

Haifa Tel Aviv


1996 1996
In terms In terms In terms In terms
Household and personal of 1996* of 1994* of 1996* of 1994*
characteristics 1984 1984

HOUSEHOLDS
Total (thousands) 245 160 130 766 678 522
Persons in household (%)
1 15.8 17.3 20.7 16.7 17.3 18.8
2 25.6 29.9 29.3 24.3 25.4 26.0
3–4 36.0 37.1 32.6 35.5 35.2 34.1
5–6 18.4 14.4 14.8 20.3 19.4 18.2
7+ 4.3 1.2 2.6 3.1 2.7 3.0

Car availability
0 38.4 36.7 51.6 34.3 33.8 51.1
1 42.0 40.7 40.3 40.0 39.9 39.1
2 11.4 12.3 7.4 17.5 17.5 9.4
3+ 1.6 1.9 — 2.6 2.8 —
Not known 6.6 8.4 — 5.6 6.0 —
Households with vehicles (%) 55.0 54.9 48.4 60.1 60.2 48.9

TOTAL POPULATION
Total (thousands) 803 470 380 2,477 2,145 1,632
Age (%)
0–7 13.5 11.0 14.8 13.7 13.0 14.8
8–17 18.5 15.8 15.7 17.3 16.8 17.6
18–29 18.0 17.7 16.3 18.2 18.3 17.7
30–64 38.2 40.1 39.4 39.5 39.8 37.9
65+ 11.8 15.4 13.8 11.4 12.0 12.0

POPULATION AGED 8+
Total (thousands) 695 419 324 2,138 1,866 1,390
Sex (%)
Men 48.5 48.1 47.9 48.3 48.2 49.7
Women 51.5 51.9 52.1 51.7 51.8 50.3
Years of schooling (%)
0–8 31.3 24.2 34.7 26.5 25.8 39.2
9–12 37.9 37.8 40.7 41.0 41.0 40.1
13+ 25.1 30.1 24.6 27.4 27.6 20.7
Not known 5.7 7.9 — 5.0 5.5 —

POPULATION AGED 15+


Total (thousands) 589 367 281 1,833 1,609 1,177
Employed (%)
Total 47.3 46.8 49.1 51.3 51.2 50.3
Men 57.8 55.1 61 54.1 53.5 61.5
Women 42.2 44.9 39 45.9 46.5 38.5

POPULATION AGED 17+


Total (thousands) 559 351 270 1,752 1,540 1,127
Those having a drivers license 53.0 54.2 46.6 59.8 60.0 49.8
(%)
Men (%) 63.0 59.7 64.8 58.6 57.9 66.0
Women (%) 37.0 40.3 35.2 41.4 42.1 34.0

* In terms of 1984 refers to the geographic definition of the metropolitan area in that year. In
term of 1996 refers to the geographic definition of the metropolitan area that year.