Immigration flows by reasons for admission

First residence permits issued for one year or more, by reason for admission
Reason for admission20102011201220132014201520162017
Family 97 883 95 034 99 862 107 861 109 859 110 683 106 920 107 405
% 53,1 53,5 55,5 56,1 55,0 52,7 49,0 45,2
Education 47 672 44 763 42 757 46 108 47 546 53 069 56 507 63 809
% 25,8 25,2 23,8 24,0 23,8 25,3 25,9 26,8
Humanitarian 17 219 16 793 17 379 17 060 19 742 21 402 27 758 36 164
% 9,3 9,4 9,7 8,9 9,9 10,2 12,7 15,2
Work 13 874 13 558 11 831 12 938 14 304 16 132 17 726 20 967
% 7,5 7,6 6,6 6,7 7,2 7,7 8,1% 8,8
Various and unknown 7 781 7 521 8 181 8 431 8 434 8 754 9 443 9 397
% 4,2 4,2 4,5 4,4 4,2 4,2 4,3 4,0
Total 184 429 177 669 180 010 192 398 199 885 210 040 218 354 237 742

Residence permits issued to foreign citizens of third countries (non member states of the European Economic area and Switzerland)
Source: Authors’ compilation on the basis of data records from AGDREF, D. Breton, N. Belliot, M. Barbieri, H. d’Albis et M. Mazuy : Recent demographic trends in France: A European outlier?, Population-E, 74 (4), 2019, p. 409-498.

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Update: February 2020