The population of Israel now stands at 8,412,000 people, according to the annual report by the Central Bureau of Statistics released ahead of the Jewish New Year.

The report suggests that within the next decade, the population will top 10 million people.

According to the annual statistics survey, 168,000 babies were born in Israel and 42,000 people died during the past 12 months.

Israel’s population is made up of 6.3 million Jews (74.9%); 1.746 million Arabs (20.7%) and 366,000 thousand residents of other denominations (4.4%).