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Population rises to 47 million, Brits are the oldest and third-largest foreigner group
12 April 2019 @ 10:55

SPAIN'S population has broken the 47 million barrier again for the first time since 2013, and foreigner numbers are increasing with Brits totalling nearly a quarter of a million.

The annual data from the National Institute of Statistics, based upon the census as at January 1 this year, have just been published and reveal that 8.9 million people in Spain are aged over 65, that the youngest foreigners are from Hondurás and the oldest are from the UK.

Distribution by sexes - 49% men and 51% women - has not changed, but the country as a whole is getting older: only 15.7% are aged under 16, whilst over a third, or 36.3% are between 16 and 44, another 28.7% are aged from 45 to 64 and the over-65s make up 19.3%.

Whilst foreigners account for just over 10.7%, or around five million, a growing number were born in Spain; the total figure for those born abroad, whether they are Spanish or foreign, is 14.3%.



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