Population of France 2017

Population

Current population of France is 67,106,161 (July 2017 est.).

note: the above figure is for metropolitan France and five overseas regions; the metropolitan France population is 62,814,233 (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
adjective: French

Ethnic Groups

Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities
overseas departments: black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian

Languages

French (official) 100%, declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish, Occitan, Picard)
overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect)

Religions

Christian (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic) 63-66%, Muslim 7-9%, Buddhist 0.5-0.75%, Jewish 0.5-0.75%, other 0.5-1.0%, none 23-28%

note: France maintains a tradition of secularism and has not officially collected data on religious affiliation since the 1872 national census, which complicates assessments of France’s religious composition; an 1872 law prohibiting state authorities from collecting data on individuals’ ethnicity or religious beliefs was reaffirmed by a 1978 law emphasizing the prohibition of the collection or exploitation of personal data revealing an individual’s race, ethnicity, or political, philosophical, or religious opinions; a 1905 law codified France’s separation of church and state (2015 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 18.53% (male 6,360,218/female 6,076,598)
15-24 years: 11.79% (male 4,045,901/female 3,864,395)
25-54 years: 37.78% (male 12,773,900/female 12,578,256)
55-64 years: 12.42% (male 4,020,507/female 4,315,407)
65 years and over: 19.48% (male 5,648,888/female 7,422,091) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 60.3
youth dependency ratio: 29.6
elderly dependency ratio: 30.6
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 41.2 years
male: 39.5 years
female: 42.9 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.4% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

12.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

9.3 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

much of the population is concentrated in the north and southeast; although there are many urban agglomerations throughout the country, Paris is by far the largest city, with Lyon ranked a distant second

Urbanization

urban population: 79.5% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.84% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

PARIS (capital) 10.843 million; Lyon 1.609 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.605 million; Lille 1.027 million; Nice-Cannes 967,000; Toulouse 938,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

28.1 years (2010 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

8 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 81.8 years
male: 78.7 years
female: 85.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.07 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

83% (2010/11)

Health Expenditures

11.5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.23 physicians/1,000 population (2015)

Hospital Bed Density

6.4 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 98.6% of population
rural: 98.9% of population
total: 98.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 1.4% of population
rural: 1.1% of population
total: 1.3% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.4% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

180,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<1000 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

25.7% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.5% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 23.2%
male: 24.1%
female: 22.1% (2014 est.)