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Geographic indicators
Population (2019)10,339
County Alt Empordà
Surface area (km2) 16.31
Altitude (m) 14
Longitude (º) 3.134894
Latitude (º) 42.126156

Population

Density of population. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Surface area (km2) 16.311,357.5432,108.00
Density (inh./km2) 633.9104.1239.0
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Population. By sex. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Men 5,26770,8143,770,123
Women 5,07270,5253,905,094
Total 10,339141,3397,675,217
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population. By age groups. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
From 0 to 14 years 1,40722,7751,172,116
From 15 to 64 years 6,65892,7165,060,347
From 65 to 84 years 1,99121,6761,199,987
From 85 years and over 2834,172242,767
Total 10,339141,3397,675,217
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population. By age groups. Men. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
From 0 to 14 years 72711,624603,175
From 15 to 64 years 3,42847,4462,548,305
From 65 to 84 years 99410,280538,769
From 85 years and over 1181,46479,874
Total 5,26770,8143,770,123
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population. By age groups. Women. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
From 0 to 14 years 68011,151568,941
From 15 to 64 years 3,23045,2702,512,042
From 65 to 84 years 99711,396661,218
From 85 years and over 1652,708162,893
Total 5,07270,5253,905,094
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population. By place of birth. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Catalonia 5,59083,9294,932,849
Rest of Spain 1,27518,4211,273,935
Abroad 3,47438,9891,468,433
Total 10,339141,3397,675,217
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population. By nationality. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Spanish 7,088107,1346,515,790
Foreign 3,25134,2051,159,427
Total 10,339141,3397,675,217
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population. By nationality. Men. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Spanish 3,61053,1313,174,342
Foreign 1,65717,683595,781
Total 5,26770,8143,770,123
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population. By nationality. Women. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Spanish 3,47854,0033,341,448
Foreign 1,59416,522563,646
Total 5,07270,5253,905,094
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
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Population of 16 years and over. By level of education. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
No qualifications :10,188623,324
Primary level 1,31918,803837,313
Secondary level 4,81968,0523,498,064
University education 1,71317,3881,264,747
Total 8,572114,4306,223,448
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Population resident abroad on 1 January. By sex. 2020
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Men 2703,362167,794
Women 2583,275163,395
Total 5286,637331,189
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AFTE population (annual full time equivalents). 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Resident population 10,339141,339:
AFTE seasonal population 3,39117,338:
Total 13,730158,677:
AFTE population / resident population (%) 132.8112.3:
Source: Idescat. Estimacions de població estacional (base 2016).
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Statistics on Commuting for Non-University Studies. SY 2019/20
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Resident Students 1,36523,0801,240,690
Resident Students who study in the same municipality (%) 84.277.482.9
Source: Idescat, a partir de les dades de la matrícula del Departament d'Educació.
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Births. By sex. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Boys 4163031,133
Girls 3956029,825
Total 801,19060,958
Source: Idescat, a partir del Moviment natural de la població de l'INE.
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Deaths. By sex. 2018
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Men 5358133,352
Women 3956633,210
Total 921,14766,562
Source: Idescat, a partir del Moviment natural de la població de l'INE.
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Marriages. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Total 2329625,895
Source: Idescat. Natural movement of population.
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Internal migrations. Destination-origin balances. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Balance with Catalonia -50-95:
Balance with Spain -43-45-2,455
Internal migratory net balance -93-140-2,455
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Residential Variation Statistics.
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External migrations. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Immigrations 1933,802203,843
Emigrations 851,95487,491
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Residential Variation Statistics.
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External immigrations. By place of origin. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Rest of EU 7674730,002
Rest of the world 1173,055173,841
Total 1933,802203,843
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Residential Variation Statistics.
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2001-2011 Intercensal Population Growth
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Population Growth. 2011 4,38339,7181,176,733
Population Growth (annual average) (rate per 1,000 inhabitants). 2001-2011 54.6933.3316.98
Natural Increase (annual average) (rate per 1,000 inhabitants). 2001-2011 2.133.673.04
Net Migration (annual average) (rate per 1,000 inhabitants). 2001-2011 52.5629.6613.94
Source: Idescat.
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Dwellings and households

Family dwellings. By type. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Main 4,07254,6662,944,944
Secondary 9,92952,715470,081
Vacant 9939,612448,356
Total 14,994116,9933,863,381
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Main family dwellings. By type of tenancy. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Owned 3,26437,9032,188,657
Rented 64212,689582,701
Other type :4,072173,586
Total 4,07254,6662,944,944
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Main family dwellings. By useful surface area. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Up to 60 m2 :7,313538,966
From 61 to 90 m2 1,75522,9031,476,187
From 91 to 120 m2 94613,452560,379
From 121 m2 and over 74810,996369,412
Total 4,07254,6662,944,944
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Households. By size. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
One person 83312,491686,810
Two people 1,58918,356933,679
Three people 74411,305631,635
Four people and over 90612,514692,821
Total 4,07254,6662,944,944
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Households. By type of nucleus. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
One person 83312,491686,810
Two people or more without nucleus :1,981100,637
Couple without children 1,46815,206725,737
Couple with children 1,41118,9031,059,975
Father or mother with children 2635,102308,995
Two nucleuses or more :98262,789
Total 4,07254,6662,944,944
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Main aggregates and taxes

Gross domestic product (base 2010). 2017
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
GDP (millions of euros) 200.23,168.4234,680.0
GDP per capita (thousands of euros) 19.723.231.2
GDP per capita (Catalonia index=100) 63.174.2100.0
Source: Idescat.
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Gross value added (base 2010). By sectors. 2017
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Agriculture 5.0112.52,318.7
Industry 10.8319.045,202.1
Construction 18.6265.411,162.9
Services 149.32,208.9156,544.8
Total 183.62,905.8215,228.5
Source: Idescat.
Units: millions of euros
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Gross disposable household income. 2019 Benchmark revision. 2017
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
GDHI (thousands of euros) 160,3571,900,432129,395,921
GDHI per capita (thousands of euros) 15.813.917.2
GDHI per capita (Catalonia index=100) 91.780.8100.0
Source: Idescat.
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Personal Income Tax (IRPF). 2017
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Taxable base by declarer 19,20419,91323,760
Resulting quota from self-payment by declarer 5,8625,1386,513
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Agència Estatal d'Administració Tributària.
Units: euros
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Urban property tax (IBI). 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Number of receipts 20,726170,5615,841,008
Taxable base by receipt (euros) 39,574.658,299.968,666.2
Integral quota by receipt (euros) 358.8425.8480.4
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Dirección General del Catastro.
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Wealth tax (IPPF). 2007
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Total weath by declarer (euros) 380,114412,751516,035
Real assets (%) 41.539.937.4
Financial assets (%) 58.560.162.6
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Agència Estatal d'Administració Tributària.
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Economic sectors

Used agricultural area (UAA). 2009
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Cultivated land 60237,342792,425
Permanent pasture 110,123355,107
Total 60247,4651,147,532
Units: hectares
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Cultivated land. By type of crop. 2009
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Herbaceous crops 50630,637511,150
Fruit trees 882,084110,819
Olives 22,185101,236
Vines 01,92361,391
Others 65137,829
Total 60237,342792,425
Units: hectares
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Farms. By land ownership. 2009
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Without land 1511,519
With land 151,92259,320
Total 161,97360,839
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Farms. By livestock ownership. 2009
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Without livestock 131,30947,172
With livestock 366413,667
Total 161,97360,839
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Head of livestock. By species. 2009
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Bovine 042,179544,135
Ovine 035,925600,082
Caprine 02,10671,748
Porcine 21,092406,8056,742,638
Avian 01,698,32843,890,563
Female rabbits 05,294335,054
Equine 2598219,352
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Housing construction. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
State subsidised housing starts 0161,884
Housing starts 3434614,549
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat. Secretaria d'Habitatge i Millora Urbana.
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Tourist accommodation. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Hotels 202293,065
Hotel beds 82814,865317,129
Campsites 533354
Campsite places 5,96135,184270,840
Rural tourism 01482,482
Rural tourism beds 01,28419,809
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
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Fleet of vehicles. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Estate cars 5,53381,4223,560,228
Motorcycles 1,52017,387860,663
Industrial vehicles 1,31523,950783,421
Others 1504,176168,854
Total 8,518126,9355,373,166
Source: Idescat, based on data from the DGT.
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Labour

Population. By relation with economic activity. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Employed population 3,64553,2283,033,916
Unemployed population 1,76221,9181,052,138
Active population 5,40775,1454,086,055
Inactive population 4,67963,1303,386,882
Population of 16 years and over 8,572114,4306,223,448
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Contributors to Social Security according to the residence of the contributor. Q2/2020
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Men 2,11830,7001,713,702
Women 1,73424,8591,471,123
Total 3,85255,5593,184,825
Source: Idescat.
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Affiliations to Social Security according to the residence of the contributor. Q2/2020
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Total 3,97857,7583,324,941
Source: Idescat.
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Affiliations to S. S. general system according to the location of the affilation. By sectors. 09/2020
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Agriculture :1899,667
Industry 4374,783436,451
Construction 1302,662138,164
Services 1,45126,7632,119,734
Total 2,02034,3972,704,016
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
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Affiliations to S. S. self-employed system according to the location of the affilation. By sectors. 09/2020
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Agriculture 1276822,502
Industry 5473138,386
Construction 1712,02668,434
Services 6828,702416,424
Total 91912,227545,746
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
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Affiliations to S. S. general system according to the location of the affilation. By size of centre. 09/2020
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Up to 50 workers 1,60924,6081,194,835
From 51 to 250 workers 4117,187637,515
From 251 workers and over 02,602871,666
Total 2,02034,3972,704,016
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
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Contributory accounts. 09/2020
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Total 3905,503239,346
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
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Contributory Social Security pensions. December. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Total 1,68625,5741,720,098
Average pension (euros) 857.58870.321,041.97
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Contributory Social Security Pensioners. By sex. December. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Men 76211,079737,855
Women 72711,225775,829
Total 1,48922,3041,513,684
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Registered unemployment. By sectors. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Agriculture 11.7303.07,973.6
Industry 32.3464.542,781.6
Construction 43.8645.830,535.1
Services 324.85,271.4273,230.1
Without previous employment 10.0484.326,243.2
Total 422.77,169.0380,763.6
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
Units: annual averages
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Registered unemployment. By sex. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Men 197.83,172.2163,426.6
Women 224.83,996.8217,337.0
Total 422.77,169.0380,763.6
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
Units: annual averages
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Culture and sports

Population of 2 years and over. By knowledge of Catalan. 2011
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Understand 9,157127,1286,949,344
Speak 7,28097,0185,345,484
Read 7,465103,6915,750,348
Write 5,48474,4544,069,219
Do not understand 6848,014356,728
Total 9,841135,1427,306,072
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
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Libraries. 2018
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Public 19459
Others 08391
Total 117850
Source: Idescat. Library Statistics.
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Sports facilities. 2019
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Pavilions 123982
Multisport courts 132628,327
Multisport fields 61492,328
Sports halls 122117,970
Indoor swimming pools 2241,083
Athelitcs tracks 010434
Other facilities 1301,18627,852
Total 1641,86548,976
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Consell Català de l'Esport.
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Elections

Municipal elections. 2015
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Electors 6,43088,4695,376,553
Participation (%) 56.757.658.5
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Departament de Governació i Relacions Institucionals.
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Elections to the Parliament of Catalonia. 2017
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Electors 5,99486,2265,554,455
Participation (%) 78.478.779.1
Source: Idescat i Departament de Polítiques Digitals i Administració Pública.
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Elections to the Congress of Deputies. 2016
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Electors 5,95885,2055,519,912
Participation (%) 58.160.763.4
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Departament de Governació i Relacions Institucionals.
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Elections to the European Parliament. 2014 (p)
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Participation (%) 43.044.847.6
Electors 6,24586,6205,318,296
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Environment

Municipal waste. 2018
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Generation per capita (kg/inhab./day) 3.212.251.43
Selective collection (%) 40.640.541.7
Source: The Waste Agency of Catalonia.
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Industrial waste. 2018
Escala, l'Alt EmpordàCatalunya
Establishments with yearly waste declarations 927414,949
Industrial waste (tonnes) 75.8118,264.983,802,966.84
Source: The Waste Agency of Catalonia.
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