Young people continue to leave the province in the hope of finding work elsewhere. The loss is particularly noticeable in the 30-34 age group and is most pronounced amongst men over 25 years of age.
At the same time, there are fewer babies being born, over 500 less are predicted for this year. By 2018, that number is expected to climb to 2,000. Along with increased life expectancy that means that the average age of the population will increase.
Whether or not the young people will return to Spain when or if the economic situation improves remains to be seen.