Data on immigration flows, 1994-2008


Information sources used

Statistics on flows of foreign immigrants to France are produced by a range of bodies, each using their own institutional standards. None of them cover all inflows.
INED has produced annual totals of admissions to France, constructed from the data of the French Ministry of the Interior and those of the Office des migrations internationales (OMI) in compliance with international recommendations. These statistics can be accessed by clicking "Annual tables of admission" in the menu.

These statistics are regularly analysed in Population, the demographic journal published by INED:

Les entrées d’étrangers en France : évolutions statistiques et bilan de l’opération de régularisation exceptionnelle de 1997, X. Thierry, Population 2000 n°3

Les entrées d’étrangers en France de 1994 à 1999, X. Thierry, Population 2001 n°3

L’évolution démographique récente en France, F. Prioux, Population 2003 n°4-5

Évaluation récente de l’immigration en France et éléments de comparaison avec le Royaume-Uni, X. Thierry, Population 2004 n°5

Migrations : le défi statistique européen, Futuribles, X. Thierry, juillet-aout 2008, p.61-77

Links for more info