Distribution of the population by age group in France in 2020

This statistic shows the distribution of the population in France on January 1st, 2020, by age group. In 2019, people aged under 15 accounted for more than 17 percent of the total French population, whereas slightly more than 9 percent of the population were 75 years and older.

By comparison, the number of members of the population over the age of 65 years has increased even more prominently, growing by 3.92 million, amounting to 5.9 percent in 2017. The number of people living in France has been steadily increasing since 2004, reaching 66.99 million in 2017, having thus grown by 7 percent during that time. There were 32.3 million males and 34.3 million females among the French population.

Distribution of the population in France as of January 1, 2019, by age group

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January 1st, 2020

Special properties

France including Mayotte island

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