Mijas saw 600 additional British people sign onto the town's padrón - the municipal register - in 2020.
Figures show a registered population of 89,005 - an increase of 3.2 per cent compared to the year before - making it the third largest town by population in the entire province of Malaga.
Mayor Josele González is pleased with the data since, despite the “complex situation" caused by the pandemic, the growth means that the town is "increasingly attractive both for investors and for thousands of families of all nationalities who choose Mijas to develop their businesses and their lives".
The town is ranked third in the province of Malaga in terms of number of inhabitants according to INE figures - only beaten by Marbella and Malaga city - and occupies the fifteenth position in Andalucía.
The most striking data is that the town has seen an increase in the number of British people registered.
The mayor said, "Despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit, Mijas has managed to strengthen the British population - increasing by just over 600 residents."
Regarding the nationalities on the municipal register, the largest group is from Spain (59,631), followed by the United Kingdom (9,311); Morocco (2,545); Italy (1,355); Ukraine (971); Russia (960); Germany (956); Netherlands (837); Sweden (820); and France (690), among others.