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Regional Statistical Yearbooks - Regional and municipal statistical data - 2022
18 December 2023


The Regional Statistical Yearbooks provide a wide range of statistical data at regional and municipal levels. From the topics analysed in this press release, it is important to highlight:

Population: the median age of the resident population was 47.0 in Portugal and 141 of the 308 municipalities (45.8%) had median ages over 50 in 2022. The municipal portrait of this indicator showed higher median values in the municipalities in the interior of the Norte and Centro regions, as opposed to the municipalities on the coast of mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions, which had lower median ages of the resident population.

Construction and Housing: in 2022, the 3rd quartile value of dwellings sales was above the national value (2 219 €/m2) in the Algarve (3 042 €/m2), the Área Metropolitana de Lisboa (3 013 €/m2) and the Região Autónoma da Madeira (2 273 €/m2). In the case of new lease agreements of dwellings, the 3rd quartile value was higher than the national reference (9.88 €/m2) in Área Metropolitana de Lisboa (13.25 €/m2) and in the Algarve (10.11 €/m2).

Tourism: in 2022, in 50 municipalities more than half of the guests in tourist accommodation establishments were non-residents in the country. The municipalities of Machico (86.8%) - with the highest value of the country - Santana (82.4%), Calheta (82.1%), Câmara de Lobos (81.6%) and Santa Cruz (81.4%) in the Região Autónoma da Madeira and the municipality of Lagos (83.0%) in the Algarve stood out for having proportions of non-resident guests above 80%.

Science and Technology: in 2021, enterprises were the most important R&D performing sector: 59.7% of total expenditure. At regional level, expenditure in this sector of performance exceeded 50% of total expenditure in Alentejo (68.8%), Norte (62.5.8%), Área Metropolitana de Lisboa and Centro (both with 58.4%). In 105 municipalities, all R&D expenditure was carried out by enterprises.

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