MENU. In which departments do the richest households live in France and Occitanie?

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A study unveiled by the National Institute of Statistics shows the French departments where the richest households are located. The large metropolises and the south of France are winning favor with the wealthiest individuals. In Occitanie, Haute-Garonne is at the top of the list.

Are certain French departments in particular favored by the wealthiest households? This is in any case what seems to reveal a study published this Thursday, November 19 by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee).

For this, the organization looked into the income statements of individuals in each French department, in 2018, before reporting this data to the population of each department. Result: in France, no less than 17 departments are subject to a per capita tax income that is higher than the national average: it is in these departments that the richest households in France are found (as shown in the graph below. If no graphics appear, please disable your ad blocker).

There are, among others, departments belonging to the Ile-de-France region (Hauts-de-Seine, Paris, Yvelines). A number of households have gathered around the large French metropolises (Toulouse, Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux or even Strasbourg) or even along the French coast in the south of France (Var, Alpes-Maritimes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques). We also note a very particular specificity for three French departments which joined this classification, thanks in particular to “the rise of cross-border work”, according to INSEE: these are Savoy, Haute-Savoie and ‘Ain.

Haute-Garonne in the lead in Occitania

In Occitanie, Haute-Garonne is at the top of the ranking. It is the only department whose tax income per capita is higher than the national average in the region. Just behind, we find the Hérault with an index of 92.8.

These figures, INSEE compared them with those of a previous study carried out in 1984. In the list presented below are the French departments in which the index of average fiscal income per capita increased the most in France. space of 34 years, from 1984 to 2018.

At this level, several departments in Occitanie have jumped in the rankings: this is the case of Aveyron, Gers, Lot and Lozère.