Majority of olim under-35
making aliyah in the years 2001-11, three Israelis came to Britain, according to a more recent JPR report.
As many as 60 per cent of the 2015 British olim were under the age of 35; 23 per cent of the overall group were children aged 17 or under and another 16 per cent aged between 18 and 25, the Jewish Agency said.
Religiously, 69 per cent defined themselves as Orthodox; nine per cent traditional; five per cent secular, four per cent Reform or Liberal; three per cent Masorti and 10 per cent “other”.
Jerusalem was the most popular destination for British olim in 2015, with 17 per cent choosing to go to the Israeli capital, followed by Tel Aviv at 14 per cent and Netanya at 14 per cent.
Ed Tyler of youth movement FZY said that the aliyah rate from the group had remained “pretty steady”.