PALMA Town Council reported yesterday in its population census taken at the beginning of this year, that 25 of its 88 suburbs have a headcount where more than a quarter of the total consists of foreign residents.

Palma is currently the regional capital of Spain with the highest number of foreigners registered with local authorities, specifically 22.11 percent of the total number of residents.

Of the city's 422'387 inhabitants, 329'006 are Spaniards (77.89%), whilst 93'381 are foreign. Of these, 59'232 come from non European Union countries and 34'149 come from other Member States.

The port zone of Palma has the highest number of non Spanish residents with 52.77 percent of its total originating from outside the country.
This area is followed by the Cala Major neighbourhood, with 46.54 percent of its population being foreigners, San Agusti (44.07%) and Son Gotleu (42.06%).

In terms of neighbourhoods where foreign population levels fall within the average boundaries of between 20 and 25 percent, the Avenidas, es Forti, Santa Catalina and Plaza de Toros are good examples.


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