Population up 0.5% 'thanks to foreigners'
60.63 mln residents, up 286,00024 May, 15:07
As of December 31, 2010, Italy's resident population was 60,626,442, an increase of 286,114 on the same date in 2009, the statistics agency said.
The boost from immigration was 380,000.
Among the native population, births were almost 7,000 down. More than two thirds of the population rise took place in northern Italy.
The number of households was just over 25 million, with an average 2.4 members in each.