Characteristics of immigration flows

Characteristics of persons entering France in 2019
  Africa Europe Asia Americas, Oceania All immigrants All non-immigrants
Sex           in %
Women 52 50 52 57 52 51
Age            
< 18 years 28 27 22 26 26 28
18-29 35 27 41 34 33 39
30-44 27 24 28 27 26 19
45-64 8 17 8 11 11 11
65 + 2 6 1 2 3 3
Education            
No qualification 28 20 24 21 24 4
Lower secondary, lower secondary vocational 14 16 8 13 13 9
Upper secondary or equivalent 20 22 18 21 20 17
Higher education 39 42 50 46 43 70
Activity status            
Employed 22 49 22 35 32 52
Unemployed 27 12 16 19 19 14
Students 22 14 31 20 21 24
Inactive persons excl. students 29 26 31 27 28 11
Numbers of entries in 2019 112 000 87 000 44 000 30 000 273 000 113 000

Notes: - Non-immigrants are persons born in France or are French born abroad. - Educational attainment and activity status apply only to persons aged 15 or older.
Interpretation: In 2019, 112,000 immigrants originating from Africa entered France. Among them, 52% are women and 28% are under age 18.
Coverage: France.
Source : INSEE, annual census survey 2020.

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Updated: July 2021