There may be a million Britons or more living full time in Spain but only 282,120 are registered and in the Balearics, the figure is just 17, 495. With local elections, in which members of the European Union and a handful of other countries have the right to vote, looming the National Statistics Institute is beginning to breakdown the demographics of Spain.
The Balearic population now stands at 1,103959, of which 9, 116, 94  are Spanish nationals and the remaining 19,2265 are foreign residents - 998,8128 from European Union members states with the rest from elsewhere in Europe and the world.
The number of foreign residents over the past year in the Balearics has fallen by 10, 847 but that that decline has been compensated by an increase in the number of Spanish nationals by 11,7364.
So, the Balearic population last year actually grew by 517, the sharpest increase in Spain.
However, the contractions in foreign residents has been attributed to a number of reasons, according to the local authorities.
The first is that many foreign  residents, in particular South Americans, have returned home helped by the national government’s repatriation scheme for non-European Union residents in  precarious situations.
The largest foreign community in the Balearics, according to town hall resisters, is Moroccan.
There are currently 23,207 Moroccans living in the region, but that is 969 fewer than last year.
The 22,210 Germans account for the second largest community, but again, 1,456 fewer than last year.
In third place, come the 17,495 residents from the UK, 959 fewer than last year.
In fact, of the predominant foreign communities, only the number of Italians grew.
There are now 16,447 Italians registered in the Balearics, 49 more than last year.


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