Last year more people died on the islands than were born on them, specifically 17,178 compared to 12,703
Canary Islands recorded last year
17,178 deaths4.2% more than in 2020 (692 more) and 9.0% more than in the last year before the pandemic, 2019 (1,422 more), according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
As has been happening on the islands since 2018, last year more people died on the islands than were born on them, specifically 17,178 compared to 12,703, which gives a negative natural balance of 4,475 citizens.
In the whole of Spain, the natural growth of the population presented in 2021 a
negative balance of 113,023 peopleas deaths are more numerous than births
In its demographic indicator of Natural Movement of the Population, it indicates that deaths decreased by 8.7% during 2021 and births decreased by 1.3%.
The average number of children per woman remained at 1.19 and marriages increased by 63.0% compared to 2020.
During 2021, 336,811 births were registered in Spain, according to provisional data, which represented a decrease of 1.3% compared to the previous year (4,504 fewer births), thus continuing the downward trend of the last decade, interrupted only in 2014 .
The average age of motherhood stood at 32.6 years in 2021, three tenths more than the previous year.
During 2021, 450,687 people died in Spain, 8.7% less than in 2020, and the greatest decreases in deaths in relative terms were observed in the group aged 80 to 84, both in men and women.
This decrease in mortality caused life expectancy at birth to increase by 0.73 years in 2021, to 83.06 years.
147,823 marriages, 63.0% more than in 2020 and the gross marriage rate increased 1.2 points and stood at 3.1 marriages per 1,000 inhabitants, of which 83.3% were civil and 16.7% religious.