Insee FocusHalf of the people arrived in France in 2017 were born in Europe

Jérôme Lê, cellule Statistiques et études sur l’immigration, Insee

Between 2006 and 2016, the population in France increased by 3.2 million, a third of which were immigrants.

In 2015, the net migration rate was 41,000 people. The number of immigrants coming to France (253,000) was larger than the number of immigrants leaving the country (66,000). The result is a positive net migration rate for them (+188,000). On the other hand, the migration rate of non-immigrants is negative (–147,000).

Until 2010, the number of people who enter in France was stable (+300,000). This number has then increased and reached 378,000 people in 2016. In 2017, 370,000 people came to the country: 70% of them were immigrants. Half of the people arrived in 2017 were born either in France or in another European country.

Insee Focus
No 145
Paru le : Paru le 20/02/2019
Jérôme Lê, cellule Statistiques et études sur l’immigration, Insee
Insee Focus  No 145 - February 2019
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