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France


    • Population:
      58,109,160 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        19% (female 5,438,447; male 5,700,143)

        15-64 years:
        65% (female 18,889,771; male 19,001,536)

        65 years and over:
        16% (female 5,433,276; male 3,645,987) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.46% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      13 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      9.29 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      6.5 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        78.37 years

        male:
        74.5 years

        female:
        82.44 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      1.8 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)

        adjective:
        French

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim (North African workers) 1%, unaffiliated 6%

    • Languages:
      French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1991 est.)

        total population:
        99%

    • Labor force:
      24.17 million

        by occupation:
        services 61.5%, industry 31.3%, agriculture 7.2% (1987)






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