# Which are the provinces where more cars are sold in relation to their population?

In order to solve this curiosity, we have spent some time compiling data in a table and making mathematical combinations to meet two criteria before drawing conclusions (some of them obvious, others not so intuitive at first).

The first table I want to show you is the number of cars sold per capita, ordering the Spanish provinces according to that parameter. Here we go:

 Name Inhabitants Cars sold from January to August cars sold per inhabitant Madrid, Community of 6.489.690 239.693 0,0369 Alicante 1.934.197 41.941 0,0217 Balearic Islands 1.113.114 22.733 0,0204 Castellón 604.344 11.355 0,0188 Palmas, Las 1.096.980 17.807 0,0162 Spain 46.771.341 718.629 0,0154 Barcelona 5.529.099 83.540 0,0151 Toledo 707.242 10.482 0,0148 Álava 321.932 4.522 0,0140 Gerona 756.810 10.011 0,0132 Huesca 228.361 2.742 0,0120 Tarragona 811.401 9.323 0,0115 Zaragoza 973.325 11.058 0,0114 Valencia 2.578.719 29.104 0,0113 Malaga 1.625.827 18.282 0,0112 Navarra, Comunidad Foral de 640.790 7.102 0,0111 Guipúzcoa 709.607 7.783 0,0110 Vizcaya 1.155.772 12.608 0,0109 Guadalajara 256.461 2.789 0,0109 Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1.029.789 11.106 0,0108 Cantabria 593.121 6.362 0,0107 Valladolid 534.874 5.562 0,0104 Lérida 442.308 4.422 0,0100 Rioja, La 322.955 3.191 0,0099 Burgos 365.357 3.607 0,0099 Murcia, Region of 1.470.069 14.451 0,0098 Asturias, Principality of 1.081.487 10.528 0,0097 Coruña, La 1.147.124 11.146 0,0097 Lugo 351.350 3.385 0,0096 Almeria 702.819 6.442 0,0092 Teruel 141.607 1.268 0,0090 Soria 95.223 846 0,0089 Palencia 171.688 1.499 0,0087 Pontevedra 963.511 8.331 0,0086 Seville 1.928.962 16.660 0,0086 Cadiz 1.243.519 10.608 0,0085 Melilla 84.509 708 0,0084 Grenada 924.550 7.729 0,0084 Orense 333.257 2.781 0,0083 Ceuta 84.963 687 0,0081 Segovia 164.169 1.319 0,0080 Ávila 172.704 1.349 0,0078 Huelva 521.968 4.048 0,0078 Badajoz 693.921 5.183 0,0075 Córdoba 805.857 5.885 0,0073 Salamanca 352.986 2.576 0,0073 Ciudad Real 530.175 3.707 0,0070 Albacete 402.318 2.802 0,0070 Zamora 191.612 1.322 0,0069 León 529.799 3.599 0,0068 Cáceres 415.446 2.822 0,0068 Jaén 670.600 4.050 0,0060 Cuenca 219.318 1.206 0,0055

If we pay attention to the table, we see that Madrid leads, but with a solid reason for this: The fact that the company car registrations of many companies that are based in Madrid, as well as official and other cars take place in the capital, has an impact on the number of cars that are registered per inhabitant, to the point of having more than twice as many registrations per inhabitant as the average for Spain.

Alicante, Castellón, the Balearic Islands and Las Palmas are at the top of the list, mainly benefiting from sales to rental companies, as they are tourist hotspots.

The rest of the list is fairly balanced position to position, although the distance between the first and the last is very pronounced. Cuenca has only registered 0.0055 cars per inhabitant so far this year, while Toledo, Álava or Gerona have 0.0148, which is more than double. It should be noted, once again, how the capital of the Autonomous Community of Toledo, Alava or Barcelona affects this extra rate of sales per inhabitant. Gerona, with important traction of tourism is also in the top positions, being Huesca the first province that not being the capital of an Autonomous Community and not having a strong dependence on tourism, stands out for the amount of registrations per inhabitant.

Another important factor, which we are going to analyse in the following table, is the economic power of each province, which has a decisive influence: The less gross domestic product there is, the fewer cars are sold. This is to be expected.

And if we change the valuation criteria? We have made another table according to the gross domestic product of each province, to correlate how many cars are sold according to the economic power of each province. The result is as follows:

 Name GDP per capita (euros per inhabitant) Inhabitants Sales January-August cars sold per million euros of GDP Madrid, Community of 29.576,00 € 6.489.690 239.693 1,249 Alicante 17.405,00 € 1.934.197 41.941 1,246 Balearic Islands 23.769,00 € 1.113.114 22.733 0,859 Toledo 17.450,00 € 707.242 10.482 0,849 Palmas, Las 19.438,00 € 1.096.980 17.807 0,835 Castellón 22.597,00 € 604.344 11.355 0,831 Spain 22.685,00 € 46.771.341 718.629 0,677 Malaga 17.267,00 € 1.625.827 18.282 0,651 Barcelona 26.531,00 € 5.529.099 83.540 0,569 Santa Cruz de Tenerife 19.205,00 € 1.029.789 11.106 0,562 Guadalajara 19.584,00 € 256.461 2.789 0,555 Almeria 16.855,00 € 702.819 6.442 0,544 Valencia 21.091,00 € 2.578.719 29.104 0,535 Murcia, Region of 18.470,00 € 1.470.069 14.451 0,532 Granada 16.133,00 € 924.550 7.729 0,518 Cadiz 16.916,00 € 1.243.519 10.608 0,504 Lugo 19.459,00 € 351.350 3.385 0,495 Gerona 26.722,00 € 756.810 10.011 0,495 Cantabria 22.055,00 € 593.121 6.362 0,486 Badajoz 15.617,00 € 693.921 5.183 0,478 Seville 18.223,00 € 1.928.962 16.660 0,474 Melilla 17.824,00 € 84.509 708 0,470 Huesca 26.258,00 € 228.361 2.742 0,457 Asturias, Principado de 21.310,00 € 1.081.487 10.528 0,457 Zaragoza 25.150,00 € 973.325 11.058 0,452 Córdoba 16.396,00 € 805.857 5.885 0,445 Coruña, La 21.898,00 € 1.147.124 11.146 0,444 Pontevedra 19.548,00 € 963.511 8.331 0,442 Orense 19.305,00 € 333.257 2.781 0,432 Cáceres 15.715,00 € 415.446 2.822 0,432 Huelva 17.959,00 € 521.968 4.048 0,432 Valladolid 24.176,00 € 534.874 5.562 0,430 Tarragona 26.792,00 € 811.401 9.323 0,429 Ceuta 19.555,00 € 84.963 687 0,413 Ávila 19.011,00 € 172.704 1.349 0,411 Álava 35.175,00 € 321.932 4.522 0,399 Rioja, La 25.537,00 € 322.955 3.191 0,387 Albacete 18.113,00 € 402.318 2.802 0,385 Ciudad Real 18.214,00 € 530.175 3.707 0,384 Vizcaya 28.618,00 € 1.155.772 12.608 0,381 Jaén 15.858,00 € 670.600 4.050 0,381 Navarra, Comunidad Foral de 29.134,00 € 640.790 7.102 0,380 Palencia 23.019,00 € 171.688 1.499 0,379 Salamanca 19.264,00 € 352.986 2.576 0,379 Soria 23.816,00 € 95.223 846 0,373 Lérida 26.943,00 € 442.308 4.422 0,371 Segovia 21.769,00 € 164.169 1.319 0,369 Burgos 27.128,00 € 365.357 3.607 0,364 Zamora 19.132,00 € 191.612 1.322 0,361 Teruel 24.996,00 € 141.607 1.268 0,358 Guipúzcoa 31.442,00 € 709.607 7.783 0,349 León 20.688,00 € 529.799 3.599 0,328 Cuenca 18.549,00 € 219.318 1.206 0,296

The table is once again dominated by Madrid for the same reason as in the previous table, but the rest of the data does represent rather more disparate changes. For example, in Guipuzcoa, with the second largest Gross Domestic Product in Spain, few cars are sold for the amount of money that moves, something that is logical on the other hand, since the average car sales per capita is close to the Spanish average, but this table does not consider the transaction price per car (less are sold, but more expensive).

If we discard the issue of Madrid and the issue of the provinces that receive the "traction" of leasing cars (archipelagos, Castellón, Alicante...) perhaps, again, the biggest surprise is Toledo, which not only has one of the highest rates of car sales per capita, but also buys cars above the average in relation to its gross domestic product. Again, the fact that it is the capital of an Autonomous Community has an influence, but it still surprises us if we compare it with other "capitals of Autonomous Communities".

Anyway, we leave you all these tabulated data, so you can draw your own conclusions. Toledo as the capital of love for cars? I would never have imagined it, to be honest...

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