France: share of the population by nationality status January 2018

This statistic shows the share of the population in France as of January 1, 2018, by nationality status. It appears that French-born citizens accounted for 88.4 percent of the French population, while 7.1 percent of the people living in France in 2015 were foreigners.

Share of the population in France as of January 1, 2018, by nationality status

Share of the French population
French-born citizens88.4%
Citizens who acquired French nationality after birth4.5%
Foreigners*7.1%
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

France

Survey time period

January 1, 2018

Special properties

metropolitan France

Supplementary notes

* According to the INSEE definition, a foreigner is someone who lives in France but does not have the French nationality, even if they were born in France.

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