A REPORT commissioned by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) has revealed there are fewer and fewer inhabitants in the Valencian Community.
The Valencian Community consists of three provinces – Castellon, Valencia and Alicante.
Figures released recently estimate the number of people living in the region to have dropped by 3,000 in the first half of 2017 – approximately 100 less each week.
In the 1970s, the Valencian Community had just over three million inhabitants.
This rose to over four million during the Spanish ‘baby boom’ at the start of the millennium.
After a wave of immigration, there were over five million inhabitants in the Valencian Community in 2011 – 2012.
Figures have continued on a path of descent since then and are now at 4.9 million.
12 autonomous communities in Spain lost inhabitants last year, the most being in Castilla and Leon.
The number of people living in the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, Madrid, Murcia and Navarra increased.