More expat babies than Spanish in Costa Blanca

A Russian baby boy Credit: Tatiana Syrikova, Pexels

A study by the Valencian Institute of Statistics revealed that in three municipalities of Costa Blanca more expat babies are born than Spanish.

Javea is listed as the third; a popular place for foreigners, especially English and German, famous for its diverse community. 

In second place is Calpe, where an impressive 50,77 per cent of residents are non-Spanish. 

The study registered 63 births in  Teulada-Moraira in 2022, of which 65 per cent were not natively Spanish. 

This tendency was followed by Torrevieja with 56,2 per cent, Calpe with 52,9 per cent, and Javea with 52,5 per cent. 

Although once the mothers are registered as Spanish citizens, they contribute to the birth rate statistics for Spain, according to Marco Trends (Statistics website) Spain remains low in recent birth rates, hence it may be assumed that other European nationalities are more likely to have children. 

Marco Trends stated the current birth rate in Spain as 7,816 births per 1000 people, whereas it is 11,153 in Ireland, 11,126 in Norway, and 9,322 in Germany.

An interesting question is whether other EU citizens have a higher birth rate in their home countries or once they become expats abroad.

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Written by

Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.