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Population. By nationality. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Population 1 of January. By nationality. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2023
Spanish Rest of EU Rest of Europe Africa North and Central America South Amaerica Asia and Oceania Total
Alt Camp 39,626 1,326 610 2,911 294 979 330 46,076
Alt Empordà 109,522 10,791 3,539 13,956 2,836 4,909 1,213 146,766
Alt Penedès 99,670 1,846 990 5,888 741 2,479 846 112,460
Alt Urgell 17,815 902 301 486 228 898 132 20,762
Alta Ribagorça 3,458 168 80 148 45 107 13 4,019
Anoia 113,908 2,085 826 5,930 773 2,236 994 126,752
Aran 8,631 848 111 275 110 492 29 10,496
Bages 158,654 3,826 1,625 11,337 2,010 4,086 1,727 183,265
Baix Camp 165,572 9,386 3,696 12,951 1,451 6,691 1,900 201,647
Baix Ebre 65,778 4,290 1,932 5,461 620 1,379 1,874 81,334
Baix Empordà 111,263 6,709 5,897 10,906 2,738 2,782 1,034 141,329
Baix Llobregat 741,528 21,613 8,227 21,804 8,300 27,146 11,954 840,572
Baix Penedès 96,507 4,677 2,017 6,328 964 4,125 1,083 115,701
Barcelonès 1,792,033 114,904 47,014 44,797 60,443 138,438 116,346 2,313,975
Berguedà 36,193 900 224 1,487 383 1,153 278 40,618
Cerdanya 16,736 678 322 376 296 1,381 96 19,885
Conca de Barberà 17,843 738 387 990 84 248 190 20,480
Garraf 133,367 9,513 4,219 3,617 1,769 5,026 1,613 159,124
Garrigues 16,070 1,186 82 1,292 62 182 61 18,935
Garrotxa 49,485 1,934 982 3,134 1,563 1,446 2,819 61,363
Gironès 159,868 6,436 2,556 16,517 8,367 4,730 3,141 201,615
Maresme 406,874 12,363 6,453 20,611 4,114 10,617 6,366 467,398
Moianès 13,190 303 143 364 84 355 229 14,668
Montsià 56,721 5,651 1,115 3,578 394 1,687 1,098 70,244
Noguera 32,016 2,687 387 3,329 136 818 194 39,567
Osona 138,324 3,637 1,314 15,927 1,383 3,528 3,393 167,506
Pallars Jussà 11,340 681 169 614 127 430 48 13,409
Pallars Sobirà 6,510 369 42 98 46 195 28 7,288
Pla d'Urgell 29,707 3,016 354 3,712 126 665 157 37,737
Pla de l'Estany 28,248 984 283 2,206 630 548 295 33,194
Priorat 8,161 462 139 401 69 114 14 9,360
Ribera d'Ebre 18,089 1,235 810 1,379 117 208 202 22,040
Ripollès 22,666 419 190 1,235 356 707 207 25,780
Segarra 17,049 2,119 1,558 2,522 111 474 105 23,938
Segrià 170,457 12,105 2,336 20,208 1,476 6,084 2,810 215,476
Selva 143,005 10,184 8,727 9,342 2,680 4,806 3,870 182,614
Solsonès 12,077 601 121 608 72 197 49 13,725
Tarragonès 219,079 11,021 5,685 16,303 2,247 11,233 4,669 270,237
Terra Alta 9,780 1,009 114 136 112 164 158 11,473
Urgell 30,175 2,354 867 3,460 184 714 206 37,960
Vallès Occidental 833,148 18,982 7,179 33,677 12,156 31,438 12,446 949,026
Vallès Oriental 379,839 7,100 3,247 14,753 3,266 10,202 3,742 422,149
Catalonia 6,539,982 302,038 126,870 325,054 123,963 296,097 187,959 7,901,963
Metropolità 4,157,307 175,033 72,170 135,729 88,300 217,936 150,919 4,997,394
Comarques Gironines 624,057 37,457 22,174 57,296 19,170 19,928 12,579 792,661
Camp de Tarragona 450,281 22,933 10,517 33,556 4,145 19,265 7,103 547,800
Terres de l'Ebre 150,368 12,185 3,971 10,554 1,243 3,438 3,332 185,091
Ponent 295,474 23,467 5,584 34,523 2,095 8,937 3,533 373,613
Comarques Centrals 359,112 9,385 3,433 30,132 3,921 9,280 5,629 420,892
Alt Pirineu i Aran 64,490 3,646 1,025 1,997 852 3,503 346 75,859
Penedès 438,893 17,932 7,996 21,267 4,237 13,810 4,518 508,653
Barcelona 4,846,649 197,054 81,450 180,174 95,422 236,690 159,917 5,797,356
Girona 637,190 38,043 22,467 57,667 19,436 21,207 12,662 808,672
Lleida 358,987 27,146 6,448 36,775 2,753 11,372 3,862 447,343
Tarragona 697,156 39,795 16,505 50,438 6,352 26,828 11,518 848,592
Units: Persons.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE Annual Population Census.
Note: From 2021, European Union data do not include data for the United Kingdom.

Last update: February 29, 2024.

CENSPH

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Population and Housing Census (CENSPH).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Population
All inhabitants of a given place. Since 1996, when the continuous management system was established for the Municipal Population Register, in accordance with Royal Decree 2612/1996, of December 20, official population figures for municipalities have been obtained annually using data referred to January 1 of each year.
Neighbour
Person who habitually lives in a municipality, whether present or absent on the date of reference. Acquisition of the condition of neighbour is produced as soon as that person is recorded on the civil register (padró). Those who habitually live in a municipality but are away on the date of reference are still considered neighbours of the municipality they usually live in. The concept of a neighbour substitutes the concepts of a present resident and absent resident in a municipality in accordance with Royal Decree 2612/1996, of December 20, which modified the Regulation for the population and territorial demarcation of local entities on July 11, 1986. The figure of the person in transit has also been eliminated.

Methodological aspects

The basic on information population by nationality and place of birth, as well as the population of the municipalities, is obtained from the Municipal Population Register.

The Municipal population register is the administrative record containing the residents of a given municipality and it constitutes proof that they reside in the municipality and have their usual home there. Population figures from the revision of the Register on 1 January are declared official in each of the municipalities by the Government of Spain, by means of a Royal Decree. The exploitation of the municipal population register provides figures on the number of people registered in the population census in each municipality in Catalonia. The official figures are available by municipality and they are broken down according to sex, age, nationality and place of birth.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.