24,135 residents; in 2018 some 20,664; and in 2017 there were 10,506). But even so, it represents a very notable increase compared to the decline registered by the country as a whole and by most provinces. Andalucía as a whole registered an increase of ... Malaga in 2020. Of the 8,169 residents that the province gained throughout the year, two thirds (5,433) are people born abroad and only 2,733 are Spanish. Brexit probably played a part and six out of ten new foreign residents registered are from the UK.