The provinces where most migrants come from are also the ones with the largest populations. Madrid, and in the Mediterranean, Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante are, along with Tenerife and A Coruña, the provinces with the largest outflow of migrants abroad. They are followed Gran Canaria, Sevilla, Cadiz, Malaga, Murcia, Tarragona, Gerona, the Balearic Islands, Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya, Asturias, Pontevedra and Ourense.
Valencia, together with the Balearic Islands, headed the list of Spaniards who opted to pack their bags and try to fend abroad in 2013. This are the findings from the data of the National Statistics Institute (INE), according to which, as of January 1, 2014, 101.058 Valencia were residing in other countries, representing an increase of 10.4% since January 1, 2013, an increase that is 3.9 points higher than the whole of Spain (6.5%). Only the Balearics migrated more than Valencians last year, increasing its population by abroad 11.6%. Behind Valencia are Madrid and Murcia, which increased by 9.2%.