PODCAST: We are 8 million - Catalonia's older, densely-packed and foreign-born population
New demographic data shows the territory is more diverse than ever
Catalonia has reached a new population record of 8 million residents.
The growth has come quicker than ever before: jumping by 1 million inhabitants in just 17 years. And that’s despite having some of the lowest fertility rates in the world. So, how does the math add up? Well, there are two main factors at play: people are living longer and there are more foreign-born residents.
In this episode, we’ll get reactions from a range of people on the street and talk to Albert Esteve, director of the Center for Demographic Studies.
The Catalan phrase of the week is: "Entre poc i massa," which translates literally to "between a little and too much," and is used when someone exaggerates.
Presented by Lucía Benavides with Lorcan Doherty, Oriol Escudé and Guifré Jordan.
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