Attachment to UNCTAD/ECDC/SEU/1
Table 4.1. Movement of the West Bank and Gaza Strip population, 1968-1986*
(thousands)
Years
Resident
Population
Migrants
Net
as %
of
Gross
In
Out
Gross
Net
No.
Impact**
No.
Impact**
1967
963 200
..
..
..
..
-25 200
26.16
..
1968
939 900
..
..
..
..
-48 200
51.28
..
1969
961 800
..
..
..
..
- 1 600
1.66
..
1970
977 800
..
..
..
..
- 8 300
8.49
..
1971
1 001 400
81 581
83 458
165 039
164.81
- 1 877
1.87
1.14
1972
1 020 800
148 629
164 250
312 879
306.50
-15 621
15.30
5.00
1973
1 053 900
212 996
208 973
421 969
400.39
+ 4 023
3.82
0.95
1974
1 083 700
242 999
257 804
500 803
462.12
-14 805
13.66
2.96
1975
1 100 700
277 692
280 265
557 957
506.91
- 2 573
2.34
0.46
1976
1 120 700
294 448
310 701
605 149
539.97
-16 253
14.50
2.69
1977
1 146 600
304 743
316 665
621 408
542.00
-11 922
10.40
1.92
1978
1 171 000
316 775
331 471
648 246
553.58
-14 696
12.55
2.27
1979
1 163 400
341 650
359 057
700 707
602.29
-17 407
14.96
2.48
1980
1 180 800
370 100
393 980
764 080
647.09
-23 880
20.22
3.13
1981
1 200 700
454 061
476 437
930 498
774.96
-22 376
18.64
2.41
1982
1 226 600
440 911
451 882
892 793
727.86
-10 971
8.94
1.23
1983
1 266 300
388 753
393 160
781 913
617.48
- 4 407
3.48
0.56
1984
1 303 300
410 602
419 125
829 727
636.64
- 8 523
6.54
1.03
1985
1 342 500
372 580
383 462
756 042
563.16
-10 822
8.11
1.44
1986
1 381 600
351 957
355 221
707 178
511.85
- 3 264
2.36
0.46

Source: Calculated from: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Abstracts of Israel, Nos. 20-38, Jerusalem, 1969-1987.

* Excluding east Jerusalem.

** Impact: number of migrants per thousand population.

Table 4.2. Age-sex composition of emigrants from the West Bank
(percentages)
Age group
1961* a/
Nov. 1961-
Sept. 1967 b/
1967-
1972
b/
**
1967-
1977
b/
**
1967-1982
b/
**
From
Refugee Camps-WB
1987 c/
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
0-4
..
..
..
15.3
17.6
16.5
45.0
20.9
26.9
11.6
5-9
10.5
33.3
15.5
15.2
13.9
14.6
25.0
27.2
14.5
10.8
10-14
..
..
..
12.7
11.6
12.1
10.6
13.9
15.0
6.7
15-19
14.4
17.6
15.1
17.9
16.2
17.1
3.1
8.1
9.3
3.5
20-24
..
..
..
15.5
12.4
13.9
13.0
8.1
9.3
12.0
25-29
46.5
34.3
43.8
7.2
7.9
7.6
3.3***
21.8***
25.0***
18.2
30-34
..
..
..
6.2
5.7
5.9
..
..
..
15.7
35-39
19.3
9.7
17.2
3.3
4.3
3.8
..
..
..
9.8
40-44
..
..
..
2.2
3.6
2.9
..
..
..
6.3
45-49
6.1
2.5
5.4
0.9
2.2
1.5
..
..
..
2.5
50+
3.2
2.6
3.0
3.6
4.6
4.1
..
..
..
2.9
Total No.
39 123
11 139
50 262
121 300
54 000
110 400
215 400
683
%
77.8
22.2
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Sources:

a/ Jordan Department of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 1961, Vol. 1, Amman, 1964, pp. 320-321.

b/ A. Mansour, and G. Kossaifi, "Socio-Economic Conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 1948-1984". Encyclopaedia Palestina, Section 2, Vol. 1, Geographical Studies, Damascus and Beirut, 1990, pp. 842 and 930.

c/ W.R. Ennab, Population Geography of the Refugee Camps in the West Bank, Ph.D thesis, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom, 1989, p. 190.

* Data on age groups refers to deciles.

** Excluding east Jerusalem.

*** Data are for all emigrants aged 25+.

Table 4.3. Estimated age-sex composition of Palestinians/Jordanians
in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates
(various years, percentages)
Age group
Kuwait a/
Saudi Arabia
1974 a/
United Arab
Emirates
1975 b/
1957
1965
1970
1975
<15
19.2
35.4
50.4
53.2
50.2
34.5
+15-19
7.5
7.8
5.2
7.1
5.7
6.0
20-24
10.9
16.9
9.2
7.2
7.6
13.6
25-29
11.7
15.7
12.1
6.9
11.2
17.9
30+
40.7
24.2
23.0
25.6
25.3
28.0

Sources:

a/ J. Abu Lughod, Demographic Characteristics of the Palestinian Population, Arab Studies Society, Jerusalem, 1982, pp. 93-95.

b/ PLO Central Bureau of Statistics, Palestine Statistical Abstracts 1980, quoted in J. Abu Lughod, 1982, p. 195.

Table 4.4. Estimated age specific emigration rate for the West Bank
and Gaza Strip (1961-1982, migrants per 1,000)
Sex and
Age group
West Bank
Gaza Strip
1961-66
1966-71
1971-76
1976-81
1967-72
1972-77
1977-82
Males:
10-14
24
26
6
11
14
2
14
15-19
28
49
18
14
23
6
22
20-24
24
53
22
19
27
13
25
25-29
17
38
7
23
16
10
18
30-34
13
32
3
22
16
8
14
35-39
11
20
8
18
13
2
4
40-44
12
23
8
10
17
6
15
Females:
10-14
17
28
6
10
12
3
4
15-19
15
39
15
9
18
7
11
20-24
12
28
13
12
22
10
16
25-29
19
38
10
32
21
7
11
30-34
13
34
5
16
18
4
6
35-39
14
21
6
16
15
3
4
40-44
13
38
6
14
16
4
3

Source: S.A. Gabriel, and E.F. Sabatello, "Palestinian Migration from the West Bank and Gaza: Economic and Demographic Analysis" Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 34. No. 2, University of Chicago, 1986, p. 253.


Table 4.5. Educational level of emigrants from the West Bank and
of Palestinians/Jordanians in some Arab Gulf States
(percentages)
Level
of
Education
West Bank*
Palestinians/Jordanians**
in
WB Refugees*
in Arab Gulf States
As a whole, 1961 a/
Refugee Camps,
1987 b/
Kuwait
Saudi
Arabia
U.A.
Emirates
Male
Female
Total
M
F
T
1970 c/
1974 c/
1980 c/
1987 b/
Illiterate
22.8
47.0
27.4
1.8
8.9
4.9
17.4
12.5
4.1
1.2
Elementary
..
..
..
15.8
25.7
20.0
..
..
..
17.6
Preparatory
..
..
..
22.1
22.9
22.4
..
..
..
17.2
Secondary
68.4
48.3
63.8
11.8
22.0
16.2
62.6
50.6
34.6
15.2
Institute
0.6
0.7
0.6
23.0
15.5
19.8
15.9
23.8
35.0
30.3
University
9.2
4.0
8.2
25.5
6.1
16.7
3.9
12.1
16.3
18.4

Sources:

a/ Jordan Department of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 1961, Vol. 1, Amman, 1964, pp. 327-328.
b/ W.R. Ennab, Population Geography of the Refugee Camps in the West Bank, Ph.D thesis, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom, 1989, p. 210.
c/ A. Mansour, and G. Kossaifi, "Socio-Economic Conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 1948-1984" Encyclopaedia Palestina, Section 2, Vol. 1, Geographical Studies, Damascus and Beirut, 1990, p. 844.

* Data for 1961 (on persons aged six years and above) groups elementary, preparatory and secondary levels together under the latter category.
** Data (on persons aged 10 years and over) groups elementary, preparatory and secondary levels together under the latter category.

Table 4.6. Estimated "Remaining Population" in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip, by age and sex, 1977 and 1987
(percentages)
Age
group
Population in 1967 (in 000)
Remaining Population (per cent)
West Bank
Gaza Strip
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Male
Female
M
F
M
F
M
F
1977
1987
1977
1987
1977
1987
1977
1987
0-4
55.7
50.9
36.8
33.4
90.8
83.8
89.4
84.1
89.4
76.6
89.5
76.9
5-14
95.9
84.1
56.7
51.9
81.3
65.7
83.4
70.4
87.4
72.3
88.4
72.3
15-24
43.1
47.5
27.1
32.1
67.1
42.5
71.4
55.4
76.1
49.4
82.4
63.8
25-34
24.2
34.0
13.1
21.8
86.1
70.2
83.8
73.5
89.4
77.1
88.1
73.8
35-44
22.7
31.0
13.3
18.9
85.0
73.6
83.5
70.0
90.6
75.6
86.1
64.6

Source: Calculated from: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Abstracts of Israel, No. 21-40, Jerusalem, 1970-1989.