559,300 people died in France in 2014: fewer than in 2012 and 2013
In 2014, 559,300 people died in France - 11,000 fewer than in the two previous years. The death rate among men is higher than that among women up until the age of around 80. Between the ages of 20 to 29, men are three times more likely to die than women. Deaths of new-born babies have been reduced thirteen-fold since 1950. The increase in life expectancy has been substantial: in 1950 32% of people died before 60; that figure is now 12%.