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Population growth

Population growth Catalonia Value
Total growth Natural population change Migratory growth
2020 (p) -5,443 .. ..
2019 102,709 -2,999 105,809
2018 75,669 -2,996 78,754
2017 47,549 638 47,324
2016 47,944 5,685 42,259
2015 23,578 5,584 17,994
2014 -9,140 10,270 -19,410
2013 -45,074 10,784 -55,858
2012 -36,430 14,461 -50,891
2011 13,545 21,275 -7,730
2010 39,809 24,946 14,863
2009 45,439 25,205 20,234
2008 118,292 29,539 88,753
2007 151,579 24,364 127,215
2006 151,797 24,821 126,976
2005 148,245 18,418 129,827
2004 153,395 19,591 133,804
2003 134,557 12,904 121,653
2002 160,574 11,037 149,537
2001 144,861 8,930 135,931
2000 78,758 8,147 70,611
Units: Number of persons.
Source: Idescat. Population estimates, Births Statistics and Deaths Statistics.
Notes:
- In 2019 the growth of the population also includes a statistical correction of the centenary population of -101 inhabitants (-0.01 per thousand).
- In 2018 the growth of the population also includes a statistical correction of the centenary population of -89 inhabitants (-0.01 per thousand).
- In 2017 the growth of the population also includes a statistical correction of the centenary population of -413 inhabitants (-0.05 per thousand).
(p) Provisional data.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Population growth Spain Value
Total growth Natural population change Migratory growth
2020 (p) .. .. ..
2019 395,554 -108,086 503,640
2018 278,613 -54,944 333,557
2017 131,408 -31,342 162,750
2016 87,925 -28 87,953
2015 -3,737 -2,278 -1,459
2014 -62,634 31,765 -94,399
2013 -215,691 35,296 -250,987
2012 -90,326 51,698 -142,024
2011 151,041 84,088 66,953
2010 180,554 104,528 76,026
2009 247,350 110,064 137,286
2008 570,332 133,455 436,877
2007 884,279 107,166 777,113
2006 774,690 111,479 663,211
2005 713,634 79,016 634,618
2004 748,881 82,657 666,224
2003 719,619 57,053 662,566
2002 792,565 50,228 742,337
2001 369,726 46,249 323,477
2000 195,363 37,241 158,122
Units: Number of persons.
Source: INE. Population figures, Births Statistics and Deaths Statistics.
(p) Provisional data.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: May 21, 2021.

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Methodological note

The data for births in the population growth is prepared by the Catalan Institute of Statistics (Idescat), while the Ministry of Health prepares the death statistics in collaboration with the INE.

The total crude growth rate is the quotient between the variation in the population groups, expressed as the difference between the number of initial and final inhabitants of a period, and the population halfway through the period. It is expressed in so many per thousand.

The crude natural population change rate is the quotient between the natural balance, expressed as the difference between the number of births and the number of deaths, in a determinate year and the population halfway through the period. It is expressed in so many per thousand.

The crude rate of migratory growth is the quotient between the migratory balance, expressed as the difference between the number of immigrations and the number of emigrations in a given year, and the population halfway through the period. It is expressed in so many per thousand.

From 2012 onwards, it includes all events involving residents in Catalonia who have been registered in other autonomous communities.

From 2012 onwards, the data is reported annually in two phases: the provisional data, based on events concerning residents registered with civil registries of Catalonia, and the definitive data, with events concerning all residents (including those registered with civil registries in other autonomous communities).Idescat draws up these statistics in collaboration with the INE, based on the delivery records of the Civil Registry.

You can get more information about these statistics in the methodology.