The foreign community in the Balearics continues to fall although, the islands have the largest non-Spanish population in the country.


Palma.—Almost one in five people living in the Balearics were born outside Spain, according to official figures released yesterday.
More than 18  percent of the population is foreign and the Balearics have the biggest foreign population (per capita) of any area in the country.  But the economic recession has meant that the islands have lost 22,000 foreign residents in the last 12 months. Record high unemployment has meant that there has been an exodus of non-Spaniards not only in the Balearics but across Spain.
The islands now have a total population of 1.1 million people. Across Spain more than 500,000 foreigners have left the country for a variety of reasons mostly related to the recession.
Interestingly enough the British population in Spain has nose-dived falling from 385,000 in 2013 to 297,000 in 2014. There are now 18,000  British residents in the Balearics according to official figures.


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