Although it won’t come as much of a surprise to most people, the Costa del Sol in Andalucía, Spain is one of the most desired areas to live in the whole of Europe; La Caixa banking groups recent study has revealed the previous five years demographic statistics, which clearly identify the actual areas of growth.
Figures show that during the five years between 2003 and 2008, Estepona, Mijas and Benalmadena have seen a growth of in excess of 30 percent, whilst going further west along the coast, Benhavis has seen twice as much growth with a figure of 60 percent and Manilva seeing even further population growth with a massive 82 percent increase. Areas further inland have seen areas of growth too, with the towns of La Viñuela and Cartama seeing sharp increases.
Whilst in the popular areas along the Costa del Sol, figures have soared, the lesser desired areas in the more remote areas of Spain have fallen, if only by a few percent. Places such as Cuevas Del Becerro, Teba, Cañete and Alfarnate has seen their local population figures drop by two and three percent.
The statistics given for the whole of Spain, during this same period, has seen its population rise by over eight percent, proving that even during this global economic crisis, Andalucía, and the famous Costa del Sol is still the most fashionable place to reside.
*Figures given represent the numbers that the authorities have officially registered