Monday, June 18, 2012

Languedoc-Roussillon most popular

According to official figures, Languedoc-Roussillon is the region of France that most people move to, either from elsewhere in France (35%) or abroad (14%) - the two groups combining to make up the 49% of outsiders who were not born within the region. The region has experienced an overall population growth of 14% since 1999.

Curiously most of the new arrivals are young, either students or job seekers (in an area of traditionally high unemployment) with only 20% retired.

Among the results of the influx are a thriving construction sector (mainly new individual houses), the development of high quality health care services, research and tourism.