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Foreign population on 1 January. By nationality (continents)

Foreign population on 1 January. By nationality (continents) Catalonia. 2022 (p)
Value % over total Variation (%)
Total 1,263,135 100.0 1.0
European Union 291,357 23.1 2.4
Rest of Europe 105,021 8.3 1.9
Africa 323,019 25.6 -0.6
North and Central America 111,499 8.8 1.4
South America 246,600 19.5 2.2
Asia and Oceania 185,444 14.7 -0.5
Stateless 195 0.0 11.4
Units: Persons.
Source: Idescat, from the Continuous Register Statistic of INE.
Note: From 2021, European Union data do not include data for the United Kingdom.
(p) Provisional data.
Foreign population on 1 January. By nationality (continents) Spain. 2022 (p)
Value % over total Variation (%)
Total 5,512,558 100.0 1.3
European Union 1,605,384 29.1 0.8
Rest of Europe 583,922 10.6 2.1
Africa 1,213,094 22.0 1.2
North and Central America 442,807 8.0 1.4
South America 1,168,174 21.2 2.7
Asia and Oceania 495,556 9.0 -1.0
Stateless 3,621 0.1 14.7
Units: Persons.
Source: INE. Continuous Register Statistics.
Note: From 2021, European Union data do not include data for the United Kingdom.
(p) Provisional data.

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.