France

    Religious Affiliation
    Chart source: Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, 2010
    Total Population
    65,233,271 1
    Urban
    80.4% 1
    Rural
    19.6% 1
    Immigrants as % of Population
    13.1% 2
    Homicides
    1.14 per 100,000 people (global median: 5.8) 3
    Level of Public Corruption
    71 (100 is very clean, 0 is highly corrupt) 4
    Gender Gap Ranking based on economy, health, education, and politics
    40 (146 is the lowest ranked country; 1 is the highest ranked country) 5
    Fertility Rate
    1.80 live births per woman 5
    Under-Five Mortality Rate
    4.00 deaths per 1,000 live births 5
    Life Expectancy at Birth
    82 years 6
    Internet Users
    85% 6
    GDP per Capita
    US$40,496 6
    Population Living Below US$2.15 per Day
    0.1% 6
    Religious Freedom: Government Restrictions Index (GRI)
    5.4 - High
    Religious Freedom: Social Hostilities Index (SHI)
    5.5 - High

    These statistics are derived from the Vatican's official publication, Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022). The numbers may differ from data reported by other sources on this site.

    Baptized Catholics
    48,800,000
    Baptized Catholics as % of Total Population
    74.93
    Baptisms per Year (Under age 7)
    155,839
    Baptisms per Year (Over age 7)
    17,461
    First Communions per Year
    80,094
    Confirmations per Year
    36,329
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Primary Schools
    605,761
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Secondary Schools
    1,166,995
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Higher Education
    92,289
    Church Marriages per Year
    36,916
    Church Marriages in Which Both Spouses are Catholics
    30,831
    Priests
    14,263
    Women Religious (Nuns & Sisters)
    21,478
    Catholics per Priest
    3,421
    Parishes
    13,577
    Mission Stations (no resident priests)
    413
    Catholic Hospitals
    29
    Homes for Aged, Handicapped, Invalids
    356