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Normandy (Demographics)

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1,456,793inhabitants in 2009
2.4% of France's population, 17th position
An original urban-rural network: 81 inhabitants/km2
A young population: 8th region for under 20s.
An attractive region for senior citizens



Normandy: 1,453,000 inhabitants (2006 estimation): Calvados (46%), Manche (33.7%) and Orne (20.3%). Normandy ranks in 17th place among French regions, representing 2.4% of total population.
Population density is 81 inhabitants/km2 (in 16th place among French regions)
The regional population increased by 3.7% between 1990 and 2004. With a constant increase of 0.3% per year since 1999, the region's growth is of greater intensity than in the 1990's. Forecasts by 2030 are particularly positive for the Calvados department (+12.7%).

Despite a decrease in birth rate, the population continues to grow (in particular due to the arrival of senior citizens from the Île-de-France region). The region's economic and demographic vitality is essentially concentrated in towns, in particular the town of Caen, the region's principle urban community.
Life expectancy in 2002 was 83.2 years for women (national average: 82.9) and 75.4 years for men (national average: 75.8).
16,987 births in 2004 (Calvados 8,257 - Manche 5,487 - Orne 3,243)
13,367 deaths in 2004 (Calvados 5,577 – Manche 4,890 – Orne 2,900)
7,115 weddings, 2,567 divorces and 835 PACS (Civil Solidarity Pact Act) were registered in 2004

AGE PYRAMID LATE 2003
Calvados Manche Orne Normandy
Less than 20 years 171,200 (25.8%) 119,500 (24.6%) 71,000 (24.3%) 361,700
From 20 to 59 years 360,600 (54.3%) 249,900 (51.2%) 149,600 (51.2%) 760,100
60 years and over 131,700 (19.8%) 117,600 (24.2%) 71,600 (24.5%) 320,900
Total 663 500 487 000 292 200 1 442 700

POPULATION BREAKDOWN IN NORMANDY BY SOCOPROFESSIONAL CATEGORY in 1999 (without double counts)
Total population In % 15 years and over In %
Active farming professionals 31,582 2.2 31,582 2.7
Craftsmen, tradesmen, company managers 42,264 3.0 42,264 3.6
Executive managers, highly intellectual professionals 47,290 3.3 47,290 4.0
Middle level occupations 120,762 8.5 120,762 10.4
Employees 179,829 12.6 179,294 15.4
Labourers/workmen 194,294 13.7 194,294 16.8
Non-labour force having already worked 290,333 20.4 290,333 25.0
Other non-labour force 517,211 36.3 258,246 22.1
TOTAL 1,423,565 100.0 1,164,600 100.0














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