Insee Première · January 2023 · n° 1935
Insee PremièreDemographic report 2022 Life expectancy stagnated in 2022 and remained lower than in 2019

Sylvain Papon (Insee)

On January 2023, the population of France was 68.0 million. In 2022, the population increased by 0.3%.

In 2022, 723,000 babies were born in France, 19,000 fewer than in 2021. Births had rebounded in 2021, putting an end to six consecutive years of decline. They fell again in 2022 and reached a historically low level. The total fertility rate was 1.80 children per woman in 2022, after 1.84 in 2021.

In 2022, 667,000 people died in France, 5,000 more than in 2021, and only 2,000 fewer than in 2020, when the Covid-19 epidemic began. This high number of deaths was due to the ageing of the population, but also to the continuation of the pandemic and the heat waves. Life expectancy at birth was 85.2 years for women and 79.3 years for men, close to the levels of 2021 and still 0.4 year lower than in 2019.

In 2022, 244,000 marriages were celebrated, a high number, probably marked by the beginning of a catch-up of postponed marriages due to the pandemic. In 2021, 209,000 civil partnership were concluded, the highest number since its creation in 1999.

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