594,000 people died in France in 2016, a quarter of them at home

Vanessa Bellamy, division Enquêtes et études démographiques, Insee

In 2016, 594,000 people died in France: 59% died in a healthcare facility, 26% at home, 14% in a retirement home, and 1% on the roads. The majority of deaths in all age brackets occurred in a healthcare facility. However, there are wide disparities according to age.

In the 15 to 24 age bracket, one third of deaths happen on the roads. Above 100 years old, the proportion of deaths at home is the same as the proportion of deaths in retirement homes (36%).

Insee Focus N° 95
No 95
Paru le : 12/10/2017