The municipality of Totana is the ninth in the Region of Murcia with more native population that migrates abroad to seek work alternatives or professional opportunities, as can be seen from the analysis of the statistics of the Register of Spaniards Resident Abroad (PERE) published by each year the National Institute of Statistics (INE), with data as of January 1, 2018.
Totana is only behind, in this order, the municipalities of Murcia, Lorca, Cartagena, Ãguilas, Molina de Segura, Mazarrón, Yecla and Caravaca de la Cruz.
Statistics from the INE reveal that the regional population in other countries has doubled with the crisis since 2009.
In this case, a total of 796 Totaneros reside abroad on this date.
The number of Murcians residing abroad has increased by 1,833 in the last year, going from 37,955 to 39,788 people.
The comparison of recent years reflects that the trend of regional exodus is maintained outside the borders.
In fact, if you measure the last record with the crop in 2009 -20,290 people-, when the economic crisis began to punish the Region, it is observed that the Murcian population in other countries has doubled.
It must be borne in mind that the object of study are Spaniards residing abroad, which includes all Spaniards, whether or not this is their only nationality, registered as habitual residents in the registry of registration of the corresponding consular office. Country of residence.
France, Germany and the United Kingdom have become the poles of work attraction.
It is appreciated that the population factor plays a decisive role in the figures;
However, other aspects also influence such as the greater weight in some municipalities of immigrant groups that have decided to return to their countries after years of residence in the Region, and among whose many members already have Spanish nationality, as well as their descendants.
Therefore, it is explained that Lorca exceeds Cartagena in this statistic.