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Population of the Canary Islands in 2020, by island

This statistic displays the population of the Spanish autonomous community of the Canary Islands* in January 2020, by island. As of 2020, roughly 870 thousand inhabitants were living on Gran Canaria. Tenerife had the largest number of inhabitants at 966.4 thousand. Overall, the population of Spain in 2019, by gender and autonomous community shows that the Canary Islands were the eighth largest autonomous community in Spain when ranked by population with 1.1 million male and 1.12 million female inhabitants. The most populous autonomous communities were Andalusia, Catalonia and Madrid. The most populous age group within the Canary Islands population (by age) were aged between 40 and 44 when compared to other 5-year age groups, accounting for 198 thousand inhabitants. People over the age of 40 made up 53 percent of the total population, with children under the age of 10 accounting for roughly 9 percent. Between 2014 and 2015 the Canary Islands experienced an increase to the annual population growth rate in Spain which at 0.65 percent, made it the third fastest growing autonomous community during that time.

Population of the Spanish autonomous community of the Canary Islands in 2020, by island

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January 1, 2020

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* The Canary Islands consists of seven islands which are grouped in two provinces: Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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