The Bnei Brak population is on a steady upswing with the population standing [at last count] at 184,103 residents compared to 181,364 half a year ago, while having risen dramatically in the past four-and-a-half years, from when it stood at 160,000.
Avraham Tennenbaum, municipal secretary and official spokesman, reported that in contrast to other population statistics, the most accurate figures are those reported by the Population Registry of the Interior Ministry and its special computer program which provides an ongoing and reliable count of the population, of those born moved in, or died or having left, in every location throughout the country. The latest figure for Bnei Brak, was released on Av 28, August 24th, 2014.
An age breakdown shows: from ages 0-5: 33,370; from 6-12: 30,267; from 13-17: 18,454; from 18-21: 13,956; from 22-40: 44,016; from 41-60: 25,096; above 60: 18,971. Figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics show that the average family size in Bnei Brak stands at 4.2 members, which is one of the highest among the large and average size cities in the country.
There has been a marked rise in the area of education as well with an increase of hundreds registered in kindergartens, a need addressed by the opening of many new classes throughout the city.
Bnei Brak again is the highest among other cities with large numbers of citizens who remain to live as adults in their birth cities with a percentage of 36%, as compared to a 30% national average, 24% in Tel Aviv, 11% in Bat Yam and 16% in Holon.
A study carried out the Central Bureau of Statistics in 14 cities countrywide showed a comparatively low figure of traffic accidents in Bnei Brak - 228 injured this past year, the lowest number, especially compared to Tel Aviv which reported 1830 traffic injuries.
Bnei Brak also has the lowest proportion of smokers at 8%, compared to an average 28-30% among the rest of the population.