Foreign Residents in Mijas Back to Pre-Brexit Levels
Despite Brexit and the pandemic, the number of foreign nationals officially registered as residing in Mijas seems to have been unaffected. The registered population of Mijas stands at 91,154, up by 2,200 residents.
People of 127 different nationalities are now on the Mijas population register. The British community is once again the largest of all registered foreigners, with almost 10,000 residents. Next on the list come the Norwegians, with 2,886, and Sweden, with 900.
There are 60,854 Spanish residents on the population register and so, with more than 30,000 foreigners as additional residents, more than one-third of the Mijas population is non-Spanish. This figure is around the same as it was before Brexit, when the foreign community as a whole numbered more than 31,000.
Registering as resident at the town hall is very important because it helps the relevant municipality financially. Funding allocations from central government and the Junta de Andalucia for health, education, roads and infrastructure is based on the official population.
The municipality of Mijas has three nuclei, gathering the majority of its population: Mijas Pueblo, La cala de Mijas and Las Lagunas. Mijas Costa denominates the coastal area of Mijas and counts Calahonda, Riviera del Sol and La Cala de Mijas as its highly-poulated areas.