A tenth of individuals dwelling in France in 2021 have been born foreigners, nationwide statistics company INSEE stated on Thursday, in its first examine on immigration in a decade.
Nearly seven million folks, or 10.3 % of all folks in France that 12 months have been immigrants, which means “born a foreigner in another country”, it stated.
Compared, 6.5 % of French residents hailed from overseas in 1968, it added.
Greater than a 3rd of immigrants in France in 2021 had acquired French citizenship, it stated.
Immigrants and their descendants had largely blended into society, many having kids born in France, the examine confirmed.
By the third era, 9 out of ten solely had one or two grandparents who had immigrated to France.
Migration had contributed to the nation’s numerous make-up, the statistics company’s Sylvie Le Minez stated.
“A 3rd of France’s inhabitants has a hyperlink to immigration over three generations,” she stated.
Whereas immigrants half a century in the past largely hailed from southern Europe, in 2021 many had come from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, Le Minez stated.
Greater than 12 % of immigrants that 12 months have been born in Algeria, one other 12 % in Morocco, and 4 % from Tunisia, the examine stated.
Greater than 8 % hailed from Portugal, 4 % from Italy, greater than three % from Turkey, and a few three % from Spain, it added.
Somewhat greater than half of all immigrants have been girls.
Most had flocked to giant cities together with the capital, the place as much as a fifth of the inhabitants hailed from overseas.
Le Minez stated that regardless of a rise in immigration lately, France stood nicely throughout the European common, behind Germany and Spain.