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Foreign population on 1 January. By nationality (continents)

Foreign population on 1 January. By nationality (continents) Catalonia. 2020
Value % over total Variation (%)
Total 1,260,619 100.0 8.7
European Union 309,759 24.6 5.3
Rest of Europe 82,191 6.5 6.3
Africa 324,269 25.7 6.4
North and Central America 111,113 8.8 14.9
South America 244,806 19.4 15.0
Asia and Oceania 188,481 15.0 8.7
Stateless 153 0.0 z
Units: Persons.
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
(z) Category not applicable.
Foreign population on 1 January. By nationality (continents) Spain. 2020
Value % over total Variation (%)
Total 5,434,153 100.0 7.9
European Union 1,880,821 34.6 2.6
Rest of Europe 299,177 5.5 4.9
Africa 1,193,407 22.0 6.3
North and Central America 430,570 7.9 18.0
South America 1,123,517 20.7 17.4
Asia and Oceania 503,849 9.3 6.7
Stateless 2,812 0.1 z
Units: Persons.
Source: INE. Continuous Register Statistics.
(z) Category not applicable.

Last update: April 21, 2020. Revised series on February 25, 2021. Next update: April 20, 2021 Calendari

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Methodological note

The source of this information is the municipal population register of the 1st of January of each year. The municipal population register is an administrative record which each town hall is required to develop, maintain and manage. Their figures stand as proof of having one's residence and household in the municipality, which can be used as proof of residence for any administrative purpose.

The municipal population register is a record of personal data regulated by the Law on Local Matters and by the Law on Data Protection. These data include: full name, sex, place and date of birth, nationality, national ID (DNI) or, for foreigners, the document that stands in for the DNI. Since 1996, the municipal population census is a record that is constantly updated from which official population figures are extracted: the ongoing municipal population census.