Since 1998 the Canarian population has grown by 30.5% which is an increase from 497,670 people to over 2.1 million people according to the Statistics of the Historical Evolution of the Istac Population.
Fuerteventura is the island where the population has grown the most as it has more than doubled, from 49,020 inhabitants in 1998 to 113,275 last year, a situation similar to that of Lanzarote, which had 84,849 inhabitants in 1998 and now has 149,183.
Tenerife is the most populated island of the archipelago, with 904,713 people compared to the 677,485 that it had twenty years ago, while Gran Canaria closed last year with 846,717 inhabitants for the 715,994 that it had twenty years ago.
In the ‘green islands’ the demographic growths are more attenuated because La Palma has 81,863 inhabitants compared to 78,198 in 1998, and La Gomera with 21,136 over the 16,790 two decades ago.
In addition, these two islands are the only islands of the archipelago that have lost population in the last decade.
The other ‘green island’, that of El Hierro, has gone from 7,679 inhabitants in 1998 to 10,798 last year, while in the last decade it has maintained its demographic indicators