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France Demographics Profile 2014

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Population66,259,012
note: the above figure is for metropolitan France and five overseas regions; the metropolitan France population is 62,814,233 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 18.7% (male 6,337,877/female 6,053,185)
15-24 years: 11.9% (male 4,018,044/female 3,837,191)
25-54 years: 38.6% (male 12,851,278/female 12,719,073)
55-64 years: 12.5% (male 4,012,614/female 4,290,624)
65 years and over: 18.3% (male 5,197,519/female 6,941,607) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 57.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 28.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 28.8 %
potential support ratio: 3.5 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 40.9 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 42.4 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.45% (2014 est.)
Birth rate12.49 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate9.06 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate1.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 85.8% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationPARIS (capital) 10.62 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 14,890,100; Lyon 1.488 million; Lille 1.042 million; Nice-Cannes 991,000; Toulouse 933,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth28.1 (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.31 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.63 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.97 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.66 years
male: 78.55 years
female: 84.91 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate2.08 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate76.4%
note: percent of women aged 20-49 (2008)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.4% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS150,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths1,700 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
adjective: French
Ethnic groupsCeltic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities
overseas departments: black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian
ReligionsRoman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
overseas departments: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, pagan
LanguagesFrench (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 16 years (2011)
Education expenditures5.9% of GDP (2010)
Maternal mortality rate8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures11.6% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.38 physicians/1,000 population (2011)
Hospital bed density6.6 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate18.2% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014