Fuerteventura’s population continues to increase and exceeds 116,000 inhabitants for the first time, with a growth of 3.2%, which means that the island reaches 116,886 residents according to the data of the Canary Institute of Statistics (ISTAC).
In the last year, the population registered on the island, increased by 3,106 people. The municipality that experienced the greatest growth, in percentage terms, was Antigua, with 4.3%, and an increase of 513 inhabitants. Puerto del Rosario was the one that increased the most in absolute terms with 1,371 people, 3.5% more.
Pájara and La Oliva municipalities have increased by 2.7%, which is 696 more people in La Oliva and 554 in Pájara.
Puerto del Rosario has 40,753 residents, increasing its population by 1,371 people. With 2.7 percent more than the previous year, La Oliva has 26,580 residents, and 21,093 people reside in Pájara. Antigua has 12,461 residents, 4.3% percent more, which translates into 513 new inhabitants. 15,241 people live in Tuineje, 3% more , these 450 being new inhabitants. In Betancuria there are 758 residents, with an increase of 3.7 percent, with 27 new inhabitants.
So far this century, the population has increased significantly in Fuerteventura. In the year 2000 there were 60,124 people and 103,000 in 2010. Fuerteventura’s population has almost doubled in the last 20 years.