! Murcia Today – Mazarron among the 15 poorest municipalities in Spain


Publication date: 05/24/2022

Six municipalities in the Region of Murcia are in the ranking of the last 50 “low incomes” in Spain

A report that, in addition to measuring other “urban indicators”, sought to identify the poorest municipalities in Spain, ranked Mazarrón 15th nationally.
With an average income per capita of 8,667 euros, the inhabitants of Mazarrón have one of the lowest incomes in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics based on data collected in 2019. And, worryingly, this figure could now be even lower after a period of two years. covid pandemic year.
And Mazarrón is not alone at the bottom of the income list with Jumilla (per capita income of 8,943 euros), La Unión (8,968), Torre Pacheco (9,016), San Pedro del Pinatar (9,133) and Yecla (9,256), also among the 50 “poorest” municipalities in Spain.
Jumilla was ranked 25th, followed by La Unión (28th), Torre Pacheco (31st), San Pedro del Pinatar (38th) and Yecla (46th). Although outside the bottom 50, Lorca (with 9,554) and Cartagena (with 10,821) were also identified as “lowest income urban belts”.

Pozuelo de Alarcón in Madrid is the municipality with the highest average income and the lowest unemployment rate in Spain, with 26,367 euros, three times that of the least endowed municipalities in Murcia.

On the other hand, Cartagena is also one of those with the lowest proportion of employment in the service sector, with 72%, while the Mérida belt reaches 92.1%.

Of the 15 municipalities with the lowest estimated average unemployment rates for 2021, six are in the Community of Madrid, four in Catalonia, three in the Basque Country and two in Galicia.

The report also analyzed the size of the families, in particular the number of children per mother, and Lorca turned out to be the municipality in Spain with the second highest number of “offspring per woman”, according to statistics “Indicators urban 2022” published on Monday May. 23 by INE.

Women in Lorca have 1.61 children, behind Melilla, where the figure rises to 1.97.

In sixth place is Cartagena, with 1.47 children per mother.

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