Demographic replacement accelerates in France: New data shows more than two-fifths of young children in France are immigrants or the children or grandchildren of immigrants

By Thomas Brooke
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Almost one-third of children aged 0-4 in France are of non-European origin over the course of three generations, according to a recent demographic study by INSEE, the national statistics bureau of France.

The study, which took data from 2019-2020 showed that among those living in ordinary housing in metropolitan France, 41.6 percent were descendants of immigrants dating back three generations, while 29.6 percent were of non-European origin.

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In contrast, just 7.6 percent of 60-64 year olds and 3.1 percent of people aged 80+ were either directly immigrants or the descendants of immigrants dating back three generations, with the data providing indisputable evidence of a marked shift in France’s immigration policy over the past few decades.

Some 16.2 percent of all 0-4 year olds in France are either the children or grandchildren of Maghreb descent, a term typically used to refer to the predominantly Arab region of northwest Africa, including countries such as Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia.

One in ten 0-4 year olds in France are immigrants, or are the children or grandchildren of immigrants from the rest of Europe, with 7.3 percent originate from the rest of Africa not including the Maghreb region. Four percent originate from Asia and 1.7 percent the rest of the world.

While the majority of immigrants or descendants of immigrants who are in the older age brackets, namely 60-64 and 80+, are from other European nations, the majority in the younger age brackets, namely 0-4, 18-24, and 40-44, are from outside of Europe.

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As Remix News has previously reported, nearly six in ten French support holding a referendum to limit immigration to France. Other polls show that 71 percent of French believe that the country has enough immigration.

In 2021, Gilles Platret, mayor of the central French town of Chalon-sur-Saône, warned that France is facing what he described as ethnic cleansing.

“In certain neighborhoods — and I am going to use a strong word that will raise some eyebrows — I sense a certain ‘ethnic cleansing,’ meaning that you have people of foreign origin who are slowly hunting what demographic experts call the ‘natives,’ that is people who are from that county, to make place for themselves,” said Platret, who belongs to Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party.

Data shows that the most profound changes are occurring in France’s urban areas, with people of European origin set to become a minority. The phenomenon known as the Great Replacement is increasingly being referenced in French politics, with major candidates for office acknowledging during national elections this year that both the France and the West in general is facing unprecedented demographic change, with Europeans increasingly on the losing end due to mass migration.

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