It is emigration from Alicante province not immigration that makes the news. The exodus of foreigners seems to be unstoppable.
Figures from January of this year show that the population here fell by 15,526 to 1,852,912 over the last year. This is in spite of the fact that the Spanish population increased by 6,996.
Currently there are 362,733 foreigners living in Alicante province representing 19.6% of the population.
British immigrants still form the largest group living here with 86,300 recorded but even their numbers have declined by 46,000 in the last three years.