Documentation on detailed tables

The detailed tables provide complementary data to the key figures on the population census by combining several criteria. They are available territory by territory via a themed search system. The detailed table databases contain all the data to calculate the results for customised zones.

They do not provide comparative data over time.

They are available in two forms: detailed tables for a given territory and databases.

Dernière mise à jour le :07/02/2017

Detailed tables on a territory

The tables give the census results of territories with at least 2,000 inhabitants.

The more inhabitants there are in the requested zone, the more detailed the data provided by the tables. This principle of table versions guarantees the statistical confidentiality and reliability of the results that are published. The population levels providing access to an additional levels of detail are set at 10,000, 50,000 and 500,000 inhabitants.

e detailed tables are grouped together in seven themes and are available for all the zones of the following geographical levels:

  • municipality or municipal district for Paris, Lyon and Marseille;
  • canton-or-city (pseudo-canton),district;
  • department;
  • region;
  • public inter-municipal cooperation establishment (EPCI) with its own taxation;
  • France, Metropolitan France, provincial France
  • employment zone, urban unit, urban area (2010 boundaries)

For the territories of Overseas Departments (DOM), certain tables have been adapted and have a specific presentation.

Detailed table databases

  • Each detailed table database provides the figures corresponding to the intersections of the variables in the associated table for all municipalities, including those with less than 2,000 inhabitants, and for the municipal districts of Paris, Lyon and Marseille. When the associated table comprises several versions, in most cases it is its most detailed version that is used for the database.
  • For each detailed table, there is a database. Only six detailed databases do not have an associated database for reasons of data confidentiality.
  • Specific documentation is included in each database. It provides the list of statistical variables present in the database, the definitions required to understand the statistics presented in the detailed table and tips on how to use it.
  • he detailed databases are provided in Excel format and in text format. Instructions for use of the databases can be found in the section “Help using the databases”.

Themed documentation

The detailed tables and associated databases are available on six themes:

  • Households and Families
  • Training
  • Employment – Labour Force
  • Nationality and Immigration
  • Population and Previous Place of Residence
  • Dwellings and Main Residences

Geography and territorial modifications

The data for year n is presented in accordance with the geographical boundaries in force on 1st January of year n+2. Any territorial modifications are described in the display of the key figures.

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