Regional population projections by 2030: large increases in the South and West
By 2030, assuming that recent demographic trends continue, the population concentration of metropolitan France will continue to be higher in the South and West of the country. The populations of some North-Eastern regions will decrease. In around half of the regions death rates will overtake birth rates, which will intensify the impact of migration on demographic change. With the large amount of baby boomers reaching old age, average age will increase across all regions, as well as for those aged 60 years or over. The Île-de-France region will be the region least affected by this ageing process. The regions where demographic growth will be weakest will also be those which will see the largest decrease in the population aged 20 years or less and between 20 and 59.