21% of the population of Greater Paris - Grand Paris Metropolis - will be over 65 by 2050

The ageing of the population affects the entire national territory. Grand Paris Metropolis is also subject to this trend, although to a lesser extent. The percentage of the population who are 65 and over increased from 12.9% to 14.7% between 2007 and 2017, that is to say an increase of almost 160,000 people in ten years.

Cyclist, Quai de Grenelle © Guillaume Bontemps / Ville de Paris

14.7% of the Grand Paris Metropolis population is over 65

Grand Paris Metropolis has 7 million inhabitants. 14.7% of the metropolitan population was over 65 in 2017 (compared with 12.9% in 2007), that is an increase of 18% over 10 years.

The percentage of senior citizens of 65 and over in the Metropolis is similar to the regional level (14.7% in Ile-de-France). The ageing of the population is however lower than on a national scale where the percentage of people of 65 and over was established at 19.6% in 2017.

Among people of over 65, the 65-74 age group has seen the greatest increase over the last decade (+28.3%). The percentage of people aged 75 and over has increased by 8.6%. In contrast to this, the percentage of 18-34 year olds lowered by 1.8% between 2007 and 2017.

A greater percentage of senior citizens in municipalities in the west and south of the Metropolis

The highest concentration of people aged over 65 was found in municipalities and districts (arrondissements) in the west and south of the metropolis where there is a proportion of over 20% of 65 year olds and over. However, in municipalities in the north-east and south-east of the metropolis there is a concentration of a younger population with a percentage of people aged 65 and over of under 11%.

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