Just days before Israel celebrates its 71st anniversary, new figures show the number of Jews and overall population have reached a record high.

According to a report issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of residents in Israel stood at roughly 9,009,000 in March, the largest since its founding in 1948.

Likewise, the number of Jews stood at a record 6,738,500, or 74.8%.

In 1948, Israel had 850,000 residents, of which an estimated 650,000 were Jewish.