THE Statistics Department of the Jewish Agency Executive records that the Jewish population of Palestine has increased by immigration and natural increase from 174,606 in November 1931, according to the official census of that time, to 488,600 in September 1940. This estimate is 30,000 higher than that of the Government, which puts the Jewish population at 456,743 in June 1940. The Jews now represent 31.2 per cent of the settled population of Palestine. In 1931 the percentage was 16.9, and in 1922, when 83,790 Jews were enumerated after the British occupation, it was 11.1.
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Jewish Population of Palestine. Nature 147, 413 (1941). https://doi.org/10.1038/147413b0