Descendants of immigrants by country of origin

Descendants of immigrants by country of origin in 2018
CountryNumbers (thousands)Proportion (in %)
Portugal 669 8.9
Italy 845 11.3
Spain 539 7.2
Other EU countries 852 11.4
Other European countries 236 3.2
Algeria 1 151 15.4
Morocco 922 12.3
Tunisia 342 4.6
Other African countries 890 11.9
Turkey 295 3.9
Other countries 737 9.9
Total 7 478 100.0

Note: The country of origin is the country of birth of the immigrant parent, if there is only one parent who is an immigrant. If both parents are immigrants, the father’s origin is retained by convention.
An immigrant descendant (second generation) is a person born in France, who has at least one parent who is an immigrant.
Coverage: France (excluding Mayotte); descendants of immigrants living in ordinary households.
Source: INSEE, Employment survey 2018.

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