This publication presents a cogent and up-to-date picture of Jerusalem and its trends of change as evidenced in a wide range of issues, including population, employment, education, tourism, transportation, and construction.
In many cases comparisons are presented between the Jewish and Arab populations of Jerusalem. Yet there are subjects in which statistical information is lacking regarding the Arab population.
The primary source of information in this publication is the Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem. The Yearbook is published annually by the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. It draws on a number of sources, but principally on the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Jerusalem Municipality. This is an opportunity to thank all those sources that provided data and their great contribution both to the Yearbook and this publication.