There are almost two-and-a-half times as many UK citizens living in Spain as Spanish citizens resident in the UK.
The figures come from a special report by the UK’s Office for National Statistics, designed to provide more information ahead of Brexit negotiations.
It shows that almost 300,000 British citizens were resident in Spain for 12 months or more in 2016, while 116,000 Spaniards were living in the UK.
48% of British citizens are retired, 22% are employed, with hotel and catering the most popular work; 11% are unemployed.
59% of Spaniards living in the UK are employed, and are mainly from younger age groups (half of them are between 20 and 39).
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