Immigration flows by reasons for admission

First residence permits issued for one year or more, by reason for admission
Reason for admission201020112012201320142015
Family 97 883 95 034 99 862 107 861 109 859 110 683
% 53,1 53,5 55,5 56,1 55,0 52,7
Education 47 672 44 763 42 757 46 108 47 546 53 069
% 25,8 25,2 23,8 24,0 23,8 25,3
Humanitarian 17 219 16 793 17 379 17 060 19 742 21 402
% 9,3 9,4 9,7 8,9 9,9 10,2
Work 13 874 13 558 11 831 12 938 14 304 16 132
% 7,5 7,6 6,6 6,7 7,2 7,7
Various and unknown 7 781 7 521 8 181 8 431 8 434 8 754
% 4,2 4,2 4,5 4,4 4,2 4,2
Total 184 429 177 669 180 010 192 398 199 885 210 040
% 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0

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, M. Barbieri, H. d’Albis et M. Mazuy : Recent demographic trends in France, Population-F, 72 (4), 2017, 583-652.

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