Immigration flows by reasons for admission

First residence permits issued for one year or more, by reason for admission
Reason for admission200920102011201220132014
Family 99 479 97 941 95 086 99 911 107 894 109 901
% 52,5 53,1 53,5 55,5 56,1 55,0
Education 47 473 47 690 44 763 42 719 46 055 47 482
% 25,1 25,8 25,2 23,7 23,9 23,7
Humanitarian 17 593 17 222 16 793 17 382 17 063 19 744
% 9,3 9,3 9,4 9,7 8,9 9,9
Work 16 738 13 895 13 570 11 870 12 970 14 391
% 8,8 7,5 7,6 6,6 6,7 7,2
Various and unknown 8 213 7 780 7 519 8 186 8 429 8 439
% 4,3 4,2 4,2 4,5 4,4 4,2
Total 189 501 184 534 177 741 180 077 192 419 199 957
% 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0

Note: Excluding nationals of European Union member countries on 30th June 2013, and of the Vatican, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland.
Residence permits issued in France (Metropolitan France and DOM) and abroad to foreign citizens of countries not listed in the note above.
Source: Authors’ compilation on the basis of data records from AGDREF, Recent demographic trends in France, Population, 71 (3), 2016.

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