Ibiza and Formentera: Population in Numbers


143,856 inhabitants

73,519 Male (51.1%)

70,337 Female (48.9%)

33,828 Non-Spanish extranjero (23.5% – 7th straight year it has decreased)

1,670 More Spanish than in previous year

121 More foreign inhabitants than previous year

723 aged 90 or over

17,282 aged 65 or over

22,237 under the age of 16

4,625 Italian

4,157 Moroccan

3,966 Rumanian

2,549 British

2,136 German

1,763 French

1,759 Ecuadorian

1,328 Argentinian

1,229 Paraguayan

408 Chinese

Proportion of Non-Spanish ‘extranjeros’ per area

San Juan 33.7%

Santa Eulalia 24.8%

Ibiza 24%

San Antonio 23%

San Jose 18.8%

Balearic Islands 16.75%

Spain 9.82%


12,280 inhabitants

3,838 Non-Spanish extranjero (31.25% – 76 less than previous year)

55 aged 90 or over

1,554 aged 65 or over

1,638 under the age of 16

1,196 Italians

537 German

432 Moroccan

385 Rumanian

248 Argentinian

Notes: Population figures are for 2017 compiled by the Institute of National Statistics. Ibiza and Formentera has a large transient population especially in the summer that won’t be represented by these numbers. ‘Extranjero’ means foreigner and is a word widely used in Spain that describes non-Spanish.

Author: Martin Makepeace

Englishman living and working in Ibiza since 1991. Entrepreneur with a passion for villas, boats, sunsets and San Antonio. Read my blogs, listen to my podcasts and catch me on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning.

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