Spain: Foreign Residents Reached Six-Million Mark for the First Time in 2021

Authorities reveal that more foreigners have been moving to Spain in recent years. The increase in foreigners in Spain since 2018 has seen a one-million increase, which is the highest number of foreigners in Spain.

Spain: Foreign Residents Reached Six-Million Mark for the First Time in 2021

Spain: Foreign Residents Reached Six-Million Mark for the First Time in 2021

Authorities reveal that more foreigners have been moving to Spain in recent years. The increase in foreigners in Spain since 2018 has seen a one-million increase, which is the highest number of foreigners in Spain.

According to the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Services and Migration, there has been a rise in migration even before the pandemic. In fact, more than 207,000 foreigners became Spanish citizens in 2021. Theactualizar also reports that the number of Spanish-residence permits for third-country citizens increased by 3.6% in 2021.

In addition, 58% of the foreign residents (58%) are from other EU member states, while 2.34 million are third-country citizens. The remaining residents are Brits who fall under the Withdrawal Agreement of Brexit, which marks the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.

Statista data shows that more UK citizens are moving to Spain. In 2021, 313,975 were in Spain. This is a 4.4% increase compared with 2020.

The desire to live in the EU seems to have been fuelled by Brexit. In Spain, the number of British citizens living in Spain grew by 9.5% from 2019 (286.753) to 2020 (303,640) and then to 313,975 in 2021.

The largest number of foreign residents is made up by Romanians, who now make up 1.09 million. They are followed by Brits (407,000), Italians (3777,000), Brits (407,000), Brits (470,000), Italians (3777,000), Chinese (233,000), Bulgarians (202,000), French (185,000), and Germans (185,000). The average age of foreigners is 40 and most are men (52%).

The overall picture shows that Spain's foreign resident population has grown by 19% in the past five years. There are approximately one million more Spanish residents than 2016. The Ministry's report shows that less Venezuelan migrants are now living in Spain, with rates dropping from a 53% increase in 2020 to just 7%. However, Columbians saw a record-breaking increase in the matter last year.

Around 77% of Spanish third-country citizens are granted long-term authorisations. 23% have temporary residence documents. 33% of these documents can be obtained through work, family reunion (22%), non-lucrative residency (12%) and humanitarian causes (33%).

According to data from the National Statistics Institute, the increasing rate of Spanish migration was evident even last year. The latter shows that 126,266 Spanish citizens were made in 2020, which is 27.6% more than the previous year.

The top EU nationalities that became Spanish residents in 2020 were the Portuguese, Italians and Poles. Thousands of them chose to live in Spain.

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