Données sociales : La société française - 2006 ed.
The housing of the elderly
Although they are less mobile than younger people, the elderly, and in particular those living in Île-de-France, move between regions in relatively greater numbers as they retire. The elderly then move less and over shorter distances; they tend more towards smaller, rented accommodation in towns. In 1999, the majority of elderly people lived in independent accommodation; they often live alone after the age of 80, moving to shared accommodation at an older age. Beyond 85 years old, the elderly increasingly live in shared accommodation rather than living with close family.