Middle classes in Paris - Elements of analysis put into perspective

In 2019 the OECD published a report proposing an in depth analysis of the situation of the middle classes today. Based on the same definition used to define middle classes Apur drew up a note analysing their presence in Paris, their profile and evolution.

Banks of the River Seine - view of leisure time activities on the Left Bank in July 2013 © Apur – David Boureau

Paris accommodates 566,000 middle-income households, that is 50% of Parisian households. In 10 years the presence of middle-income households has dropped slightly, at the same rate as the regional level (-2 points). The proportion of lower-income households has grown (+4 points) while upper-income households has dropped (-2 points). 

Among all middle-income households, 37% rent housing in the private housing stock, 28% are home owners and 28% live in social housing. In 10 years, the proportion of middle-income households living in rented social housing has risen sharply (+7 points). This increase particularly benefits middle-income households.

The cost-to-income ratio, housing and living conditions remain more difficult for lower-income households than for middle-income households, while the situation of upper-income households is much more advantageous.

 Infographie - Les classes moyennes à Paris - Eléments d'analyse et mise en perspective © Apur


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    Income typologies according to the median income declared in Paris

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