Blogs and advice from Industry leading Specialists
Valuable Opinions, Comments & Gossip
Financial related News & Articles relating to Spain
Latest News, Stories
& Hot Topics
Various Tools & Widgets to help with your financial needs
Tools & Widgets to
help with finances
Polls, Surveys and Opinions featured throughout Tumbit
Featured Polls, Surveys & Stats
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat

Nearly 100,000 Spaniards migrated in 2015 - Highest since 2008

Source: El Pais - Sat 2th Jul 2016
Nearly 100,000 Spaniards migrated in 2015 - Highest since 2008

Nearly 100,000 Spaniards moved abroad last year, the highest figure since the beginning of the crisis in 2008, new statistics show.

Figures released on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE) show that 98,934 Spaniards left the country in 2015, a 23% rise from the previous year.

Of these, 64,136 were born in Spain and 34,798 acquired Spanish citizenship later in life.

The INE data also shows a slight predominance of male emigration: 52.1% of Spanish emigrants in 2015 were men.

Emigrants’ main destinations last year were Britain, France, Germany, United States and Ecuador. In the latter case, the statistics show that emigrants were mostly Ecuadoreans who obtained Spanish nationality and are now returning home with their Spanish-born children.

There was also a rise in the number of Spaniards returning home after a period abroad. Last year 52,227 individuals came back to Spain, representing a 27.5% rise from 2014. Comparing those who left with those who returned, there was negative net migration of 46,707.

As for foreigners who emigrated last year, most hailed from Romania, Morocco and Italy. For the first time since 2010, more foreigners arrived in Spain (291,387) than those who left (253,069), bucking a trend that began with the economic crisis and the lack of jobs.

The data also shows that Spain’s population has fallen for the fourth year in a row. In 2015 there was a drop of 11,142 people, bringing the national total to 46,438,442. That was because there were more deaths than births last year, and because there was more emigration than immigration.

Broken down by regions, Castilla y León lost the biggest share of population (23,209 fewer residents), followed by Asturias and Aragón. At the other end of the spectrum, the Balearic Islands added 9,648 new residents. Madrid and the Canary Islands also registered significant population growth.

Recommended Reading :

* Most Spaniards see more inequality as a result of the crisis : Survey

* Amnesty says Spain asylum system obsolete

Comment on this Story

Be the first to comment on this Story !!

Related Partners

Recommended Items

Related Articles

Related Blogs

When shopping for bodyjewelrytips, never buy anything that has nickel. The best type of material is the steel, titanium, wood, anodized gold or gold. Most nickel products will rust and may infect your ear. If you have pierced the naval or eye, you do not need to worry, as that is the most versatile part of the body. You can wear rings, straight, curved or fancy and captive beads. There are many leading body piercing jewelry that offer some of the biggest collection at very affordable price. In regard to shopping, always go to a wholesale shape as that is the sure place of getting any type of body piercing jewelry. The only thing that you need to be careful about is the material used to make the jewelry. There are instances when body piercing might go wrong and the result is an infection. In order to avoid this, make sure that the person doing the piercing is qualified to do so. After piercing is done Bodys piercing trends, you should keep the area sterilized and clean. Use warm water to wipe dirt. Never use spirits as they will corrode the area resulting to a wound which might cause an infection.