Residents of Lanzarote’s population born outside Spain now represent 22.2% of the total, based on figures released for 2018.

The total foreigners number 33,000. Looking at each continent:

Europe

This is the most numerous group, as you would expect, totalling 18,000:

  • 5,100 from UK
  • 3,800 Italians
  • 2,500 from Germany
  • 1,200 Romanians

South America

There are about 7,100 people from South America living on the island:

  • 2,800 from Colombia

Africa

About 5,000 Africans live here:

  • 3,700 from Morocco

Asia

A total of 2,700

  • 1600 from China

Oceana

Only 12, and all of them from Australia!

By municipality, Arrecife has the most foreigners, then Tias, closely followed by Yaiza. Tinajo and Haria have the fewest.