Umm al-Fahm

Umm al-Fahm (אום אל-פחם) is a city in the Haifa District in Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2001 the city had a total population of 36,800.

Table of contents
1 Demographics
2 Income
3 Education

Demographics

According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was 100.0% Arab (99.7% Muslim), with no significant Jewish population. See Population groups in Israel.

According to CBS, in 2001 there were 18,700 males and 18,000 females. The population of the city was spread out with 51.2% 19 years of age or younger, 18.2% between 20 and 29, 18.9% between 30 and 44, 7.8% from 45 to 59, 1.5% from 60 to 64, and 2.4% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2001 was 3.2%.

Income

According to CBS, as of 2000, in the city there were 5,843 salaried workers and 1,089 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried worker in the city is ILS 2,855, a real change of 3.4% over the course of 2000. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of ILS 3,192 (a real change of 4.6%) versus ILS 1,466 for females (a real change of -12.6%). The mean income for the self-employed is 4,885. There are 488 people who receive unemployment benefits and 4,949 people who receive an income guarantee.

Education

According to CBS, there are 17 schools and 9,106 students in the city. They are spread out as 11 elementary schools and 5,329 elementary school students, and 7 high schools and 3,777 high school students. 50.4% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate in 2001.


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