21,000 centenarians in France in 2016, and 270,000 in 2070?
On 1st January 2016, there were 21,000 centenarians living in France: this is almost twenty times as many as in 1970. Five out of six centenarians are women and the “supercentenarians”, those aged 110 or over, are virtually all women. Almost one in two centenarians lives at home, whether alone, in a couple, or with a person other than their spouse. Men who are centenarians are usually living with a partner, and are more often living at home than women. By 2070, it is likely that nine out of ten women and eight out of ten men born in 1990 will become octogenarians, while 13% of women and 5% of men born in 1970 are expected to reach their 100th birthday. If current trends continue, by this date France could have 270,000 centenarians, or thirteen times as many as today.