Number of poor people in France from 2008 to 2017
(in 1,000s)
Number of poor people in France 2008-2017
This statistic shows the number of poor people in France from 2008 to 2017. In 2017, there were more 8.8 million poor French people.

The increase of poverty rate in Western countries is a rampant issue since 2000. Since that year, France has seen its poverty rate slowly but steadily growing. One of the main aspect of poverty in France is its impact on the youngest and on the oldest generations. Thus, more than 1.5 million French people aged younger than 18 years were living below the poverty line in 2016.
Number of poor people in France from 2008 to 2017
(in 1,000s)
Number of people in thousands
20178,889
20168,783
20158,875
20148,732
20138,563
2012**8,760
20118,729
2010*8,520
20087,836
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

France

Survey time period

2008 to 2017

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Number of poor people in France 2008-2017
This statistic shows the number of poor people in France from 2008 to 2017. In 2017, there were more 8.8 million poor French people.

The increase of poverty rate in Western countries is a rampant issue since 2000. Since that year, France has seen its poverty rate slowly but steadily growing. One of the main aspect of poverty in France is its impact on the youngest and on the oldest generations. Thus, more than 1.5 million French people aged younger than 18 years were living below the poverty line in 2016.
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