The birth rate in the Balearics was confirmed for last year as 10.4% whilst it had been 11.07 in 2010. The decline was attributed to a sharp downturn in the number of children being born to mothers of foreign communities in the Islands. Whereas among Spaniards, the year-on-year fall in birth rate had been 2.46%, it had been 10.93% among foreigners.
Meanwhile, the death rate rose last year to 7.15 whereas it had been 7.11 in 2010. However, there were still more births than deaths last year.