Housing conditions in France2017 Edition

Consumption, wealth, family life, relations with neighbours and with the local neighbourhood: housing is at the centre of all our lives. With its detailed descriptions of households and their dwellings, the Housing Survey has been the key tool used by official statistics for 40 years, and the recent mobilisation of administrative sources now makes information available at a detailed territorial level.

In this new publication in the Insee Références collection, Housing conditions in France, the aim is to bring together this wealth of information and present it in a coherent form. An overview sets out the economic and social issues surrounding housing. Next, there are four reports. The first analyses the status of tenants. The second looks at home ownership. The third describes residential mobility and its determining factors. The fourth report takes stock of the housing of immigrant households.

Lastly, to complete the analyses, there are about forty information sheets, organised into 10 themes and produced jointly by the SOeS (Observation and Statistics Service) and INSEE.

Insee Références
Paru le : 21/02/2017
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Determining factors of housing occupancy status and residential mobility of immigrant householdsInsee Références - Edition 2017

Florent Domergue, Virginie Jourdan

In 2013, immigrant households were less likely to be owners of their main residence and more likely to be tenants in the social sector than non-immigrant households. These differences are largely related to their socio-demographic characteristics, such as income or age. However, country of origin, the time they have been living in France and French nationality can have very specific effects on their housing situation.

Immigrant households are just as mobile as non-immigrant households. However, when they move house, they are more likely to remain in the social rental sector and less likely to become homeowners.

Immigrants who have recently arrived in France have a particularly high level of residential mobility in the first years after obtaining their first residency permit. During this period, their different housing occupancy statuses are due more to their specific characteristics (administrative reason for residency being granted, origin) than to the characteristics usually observed.

Insee Références
Paru le : 21/02/2017