EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND BRITS HAVE LEFT SPAIN

Data released this week relating to the end of year census, reveals that the registered population of Spain decreased by 404,619 people in 2013, now standing at 46.7 million people, a loss of almost 3 million people in 10 years.

Of the immigrant population, the Institute of National Statistics reveal that, with the exception of the Chinese, all foreign national groups are decreasing, the biggest fall being within the British population, with 87,000 registered Brits having left last year.

Of the registered 546,000 registered foreign residents, the Chinese population has increased by over 3,500 inhabitants, whereas there has been a reduction in Romanians, the second largest group, of 74,000 people. The Romanian population decline is seen as of somewhat more significance than the British drop however, as a lot of the British population had second homes in Spain, whereas the decline in the Romanian population is believed to be due to the “lack of occupational expectations”.

The Valencia region has been hardest hit by the decline, with 118,000 foreigners having left, some 29% of the entire national total, and combining with the regions of Andalucía and Madrid, the three are collectively responsible for 52% of the entire loss.

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