Migration in France

Statistics report on migration in France

Migration in France

This report presents statistics about migration in France. From net migration figures to accepted asylum applications, this report gives a comprehensive overview regarding the migration situation in France. It also includes data on immigrants in the labor force and the acquisition of French nationality.

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Demographic overview

  • Premium Statistic Net migration in France 2008-2023
  • Premium Statistic Foreign-born population of France 2009-2022
  • Basic Statistic Share of immigrants in France 2021, by department
  • Premium Statistic Immigrants in France 2022, by geographical origin
  • Premium Statistic Breakdown of immigrants who arrived in France 2021, by continent of birth
  • Premium Statistic Number of immigrant arrivals in France 2006-2021


  • Premium Statistic Share of unemployed people in France 2006-2022, by immigration status
  • Premium Statistic Employment rate in France 2015-2022, by migration background
  • Premium Statistic Unemployment rate in France 2022, by nationality and gender
  • Premium Statistic Level of education of immigrants in France 2022, by geographic origin
  • Premium Statistic Sector of activity of immigrants and non-immigrants in France 2019
  • Premium Statistic Sector of activity of immigrants in France 2019, by continent of birth

Naturalisation and expulsion

  • Premium Statistic Number of citizenship acquisitions in France 1999-2022
  • Premium Statistic Total number of naturalizations in France 1999-2022
  • Premium Statistic People obtaining French citizenship through marriage 1999-2022
  • Premium Statistic Types of returns of foreigners in irregular situation in France 2009-2022
  • Premium Statistic First residence permits in France 2023, by reason

The refugee crisis

  • Premium Statistic Applications for asylum in France 2008-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of accepted grants of asylum in France 2008-2021
  • Premium Statistic Distribution of migrants granted refugee status in France 2022, by origin
  • Premium Statistic First asylum applications in France 2020-2021, by country of origin
  • Basic Statistic Accepted asylum applicants in France 2014-2023

Public opinion

  • Premium Statistic Share of people in favor of a referendum to limit immigration in France 2021, by age
  • Premium Statistic Share of French people in favor of a referendum to limit immigration 2021, by party
  • Premium Statistic Support of voting rights in local elections for foreigners living in France 1994-2021
  • Premium Statistic Support for voting rights in local elections for foreigners living in France 2021
  • Premium Statistic Support for welcoming part of the Ukrainian refugees in France 2022, by age

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