The birth rate among foreign women living in Malaga province has gone up by more than 10 per cent over the last decade
– from 992 babies born to foreign mothers in 2001 to 3,097 last year.
This puts Malaga at the head of foreign births in Andalucia, followed by Almeria, Seville and Granada.
Despite the rise, National Statistic Institute figures show a slight drop in these births, attributed to the economic crisis which is forcing many foreigners to go back home.
Moroccan and British women account for the largest number of births, followed by Argentinians, Paraguayans and Rumanians.