Malaga has half million people not registered

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MALAGA Province has 560,000 more inhabitants than the official register shows.

The true population of Malaga Province is 2,182,791, according to a study by the Planning and Development Society, part of the provincial government.

The study aims to take into account all factors to estimate the population in the province, including registered inhabitants, non-residents and tourists.

Knowing the true population is of “vital importance” the President of the Planning and Development Society said, in order to plan infrastructures and public services.

According to the official register, Malaga has 1,625,827 inhabitants. There are 405,412 registered non-residents, who are in Malaga for work, studies or because they have a second home here, according to the National Institute of Statistics.

Taking these figures into account as well as the 151,552 tourist population, the true number of inhabitants is almost 2.2 million, a figure which also rises in August, with an average daily occupation of tourists of 257,917.

Photo credit: Helen Flamme

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