Housing stock in France at 1 January 201836.3 million dwellings in France, excluding Mayotte
On 1 January 2018, French housing stock, excluding Mayotte, amounted to 36.3 million housing units. In mainland France, 82% of housing units were principal residences and 56% were individual housing units. 16% of all principal residences were in the Paris region, while 41% of second homes were located in rural areas. Housing stock grew more quickly in the overseas départements than in mainland France, approximately 2.5% annually on average over the past thirty years, compared to 1.1% in mainland France.