Spain’s population on the rise again

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Population of Spain is on the rise.

ACCORDING to the latest set of data released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the population of Spain has increased for the first time in six years. 

As at January 1 2017, the total number on the national census came to exactly 46,528,966 – a rise of 88,867 since January 1 2016 and the first increase since the beginning of 2011.

Spanish nationals rose in number by 81,975 between the start and end of 2016, through a combination of returning expats and newborn babies, whilst the foreigner headcount went up by 6,892.

As at the start of 2017, a total of 42.1 million residents in Spain were Spanish nationals and 4.4 million were immigrants.

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