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Seasonal population estimates. Municipalities with more AFTE seasonal population

Seasonal population estimates. Municipalities with more AFTE seasonal population Catalonia. 2020
AFTE seasonal population (1)
Resident population non resident pop. present resident pop. absent total AFTE population AFTE population (%) (2)
Barcelona 1,664,182 125,594 -101,752 23,842 1,688,024 101.4
Tarragona 136,496 12,422 -7,193 5,229 141,725 103.8
Girona 103,369 11,669 -6,463 5,206 108,575 105.0
Cerdanyola del Vallès 57,855 10,729 -5,531 5,198 63,053 109.0
Prat de Llobregat, el 65,385 9,882 -5,004 4,878 70,263 107.5
Salou 28,526 5,276 -1,974 3,302 31,828 111.6
Castell-Platja d'Aro 11,030 3,942 -691 3,251 14,281 129.5
Calafell 27,601 5,090 -2,049 3,041 30,642 111.0
Martorell 28,772 4,812 -2,134 2,678 31,450 109.3
Sant Cugat del Vallès 92,977 12,402 -9,803 2,599 95,576 102.8
Torroella de Montgrí 11,836 3,107 -642 2,465 14,301 120.8
Palafrugell 23,244 3,457 -1,062 2,395 25,639 110.3
Cambrils 34,734 5,141 -2,750 2,391 37,125 106.9
Lloret de Mar 39,089 4,433 -2,080 2,353 41,442 106.0
Calonge i Sant Antoni 11,331 2,793 -842 1,951 13,282 117.2
Blanes 39,914 4,233 -2,298 1,935 41,849 104.8
Granollers 62,419 6,476 -4,589 1,887 64,306 103.0
Vic 47,630 4,467 -2,607 1,860 49,490 103.9
Escala, l' 10,244 2,562 -709 1,853 12,097 118.1
Tossa de Mar 5,818 2,152 -309 1,843 7,661 131.7
Vendrell, el 38,373 4,187 -2,391 1,796 40,169 104.7
Lleida 140,403 8,151 -6,413 1,738 142,141 101.2
Palamós 18,135 2,330 -1,067 1,263 19,398 107.0
Mont-roig del Camp 12,460 2,035 -780 1,255 13,715 110.1
Cunit 13,533 2,250 -1,066 1,184 14,717 108.7
Source: Idescat. Seasonal population estimates (base 2016).
Notes:
- (1) People in annual full time equivalents (AFTE).
- (2) Population AFTE (%) = Population AFTE / Resident population x 100.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

AFTE seasonal population
The result of the balance between entries of population not resident in the municipality and exits of population resident in the municipality, measured as an annual average number of people per day (annual full time equivalents).
AFTE population
Population resident in a municipality, measured as the annual average of people per day (annual full time equivalents). It is the equivalent to the sum of the resident population and the entries of non resident population in the municipality minus the exits of the population resident in the municipality.
Resident population
Registered population in the municipality.

Methodological aspects

The seasonal population estimates constitute an estimation of the population burdens supported by each municipality and measure the number of people there are in a municipality as a yearly average and a quarterly average. The calculation includes people that have some sort of association or relation with the municipality, whether that is because they reside there, work there, study there or despite not having their regular residence there, spend some period of time there (holidays, summer breaks, weekends, etc.), either in their own homes or in those of friends and family or in tourist establishments (hotels, campsites, apartments, etc.). Movements involving no overnight stays, except for reasons of work or study (for instance, leisure, shopping), have not been considered.

The seasonal population estimates are designed as a synthesised statistical activity that collects information from different sources, such as municipal population registers, population censuses, tourism statistics, employment statistics, education statistics, and statistics on the population's quality of life and habits. The sources are disaggregated in diverse ways to reflect time and territory, and results are generally not offered for the municipal level, for which reasons small area mathematical models and estimation methods need to be applied.

The measurement unit for seasonal population estimates are annual full time equivalents. Every day that a person is present in a municipality equates to 1/365 annual full time equivalents (AFTE). So, for example, a person who spends a week's holiday in a municipality equates to 0.02 AFTE.

The conceptual framework for the seasonal population estimates includes four variables. On the one hand, the AFTE population and the seasonal AFTE population measure the resident population along with flows in and out of the municipality. On the other, the AFTE resident plus visitor population and the resident plus visitor population measure the resident population and only the flows into the municipality.

Seasonal population estimates (base 2002) offer results for the period 2002-2014.

During these years, various methodological modifications have been introduced and the data for some years has been revised, so as to ensure temporal comparability. For more information, please refer to the methodology of the source in the table.

Idescat has incorporated improvements into the Seasonal Population Estimates and has established a new base (2016) which incorporates information derived from new statistics, primarily from those of Tourist Movement. With the aim of facilitating the comparability of data from 2016, Idescat has revised Estimates from 2015, in accordance with the criteria of this new 2016 base.

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.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".