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Total population growth
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 13.4 8.3 2.6 (p) 2.0 (p)
2018 10.0 6.0 2.2 (p) 1.6 (p)
2017 6.3 2.8 1.8 (b) 1.3 (b)
2016 6.4 1.9 2.2 1.6
2015 3.2 -0.2 3.6 (b) 2.6 (b)
2014 -1.2 -1.3 2.4 (b) 1.8 (b)
2013 -6.0 -4.6 4.4 3.2
2012 -4.9 -1.9 2.3 (b) 1.6 (b)
2011 1.8 3.2 2.1 (b) 1.4 (b)
2010 5.3 3.9 2.3 (b) 1.7
2009 6.1 5.3 2.4 1.7
2008 16.1 12.4 4.1 (b) 3.0 (b)
2007 21.0 19.6 5.7 3.5
2006 21.5 17.4 4.6 3.2
2005 21.4 16.3 4.7 3.2
2004 22.7 17.4 5.6 3.8
2003 20.3 17.1 5.3 3.6
2002 24.8 19.1 5.4 3.4
2001 22.9 9.1 4.3 (b) 1.1 (b)
2000 12.7 4.8 3.3 (b) 2.1
Units: Per 1.000 inhabitants.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.

Last update: May 7, 2020. Revised series on December 23, 2020.

Methodological note

The difference between the size of the population at the beginning and end of a period. It is equal to the algebraic sum of natural increase and net migration (including corrections). There is negative change when both of these components are negative or when one is negative and has a higher absolute value than the other.

The growth rate is calculated as a quotient between the changes in the number of inhabitants over the course of a year and the average population of this same year. The value is expressed in thousands of inhabitants.

The data for Catalonia have been calculated using population estimates. As of 2012 onwards, the statistics on births and deaths include the events of the population resident in Catalonia which take place in other autonomous communities.