The proportion of 0-18 year olds born to immigrant parents from outside Europe is exploding in many areas in France, as data from France Stratégie shows. In La Courneuve, near Paris, this observation is more particularly true.
In this commune of Seine-Saint-Denis, 75% of minors were in fact born to immigrant parents from outside Europe.
According to France Stratégie, a prospective organization directly attached to the Prime Minister’s office, this means on the contrary that, in this municipality, less than a quarter of minors are therefore of French or European origin.
To arrive at this observation, France Stratégie relied on public data from INSEE. The organization published a study in 2020, devoted to “residential segregation in France” which CNEWS echoed yesterday.
When questioned, the inhabitants of La Courneuve however perceive this mixed population positively. “Here, we are from different cultures, so it’s a richness. We all accept each other, ”says a woman at the microphone of CNEWS.
A “wealth” which, moreover, is also claimed by Gilles Poux, the mayor (PCF) of La Courneuve. He pleads for this youth to be able to “irrigate the nation” and find its place there. And for good reason, in thirty years, the proportion of children of non-European immigrants has increased by 60% in La Courneuve.