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France Demographics Profile 2013

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Population65,951,611 (July 2013 est.)
note: the above figure is for metropolitan France and five overseas regions; the metropolitan France population is 62,814,233
Age structure0-14 years: 18.7% (male 6,314,779/female 6,029,258)
15-24 years: 11.9% (male 4,017,893/female 3,840,268)
25-54 years: 38.9% (male 12,877,039/female 12,764,229)
55-64 years: 12.6% (male 4,020,974/female 4,287,381)
65 years and over: 17.9% (male 5,029,801/female 6,769,989) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 56.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 28.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.9 %
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2013)
Median agetotal: 40.6 years
male: 39.1 years
female: 42.1 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.47% (2013 est.)
Birth rate12.6 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate8.96 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 85% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationPARIS (capital) 10.41 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.457 million; Lyon 1.456 million; Lille 1.028 million; Nice-Cannes 977,000 (2009)
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: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth28.6 (2006 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.34 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.67 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.99 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.56 years
male: 78.45 years
female: 84.82 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate2.08 children born/woman (2013 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 (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 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: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures5.9% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures11.6% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.381 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 February 21, 2013