Non-residents in Alicante coastal towns

Alicante coastal towns like Denia have a lot of non-residents.

Coastal towns of Alicante province are home to almost 570,000 non-permanent residents.


For the first time, the last census conducted by the National Statistics Institute (INE), based on the year 2011, has included what is known as a ‘floating population’; the population linked to a municipality for work, study or temporary stay, but not ordinarily resident there.

Statistics say that in particular, there are 569,669 people who spend at least two weeks a year in coastal municipalities of the province, compared with 989,693 permanent residents.

This results in a population pressure on these areas of over 57%.

Towns most affected by these temporary residents are Denia, Calpe, Santa Pola, Torrevieja and Guardamar del Segura and also Benidorm which records 73,768 permanent residents and another 125,678 living there at least two weeks of the year, most likely to be using a holiday home. 

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