Bordeaux Population 2017

Paris may be the first place in France that comes to mind and it is certainly one of the most populated cities in the country, but it is not the only city in France that has made an impact on the country. Bordeaux is the sixth largest city in France and boasts the most famous wine industry in the world. This port city directly on the Garonne River has much to offer both residents and tourists alike.

Demographics

The population of Bordeaux is 241,287 and, of that overall population, demographics show that there are 112,890 males and 128,397 females. 72.5% of the overall population falls between the ages of 15 and 64. There is an estimated 14% of the population below the age of 15 and 10.5% of the population over the age of 65. 91.7% of Bordeaux residents identify as citizens of France, with only 8.3% of the population classified as immigrants.

Wine

You cannot speak of Bordeaux without talking about wine. It is what the area of France is known for and it is one of the largest industries in the country. The wine production in Bordeaux comes commercially from 66 different appellations. On these lands, the number of acres for wine production is 296,596. There are also 7,375 wineries producing and housing over 10,000 vintages of Bordeaux wines. The overall value of wines produced in the Bordeaux region alone has grown to a staggering $2 billion annually – that is approximately 900 million bottles of wine produced each year. Quite a feat for any city, and the world of wine would be much worse off without the amazing flavor of Bordeaux wines.

Architecture

One of the least talked about aspects of Bordeaux is the architecture. When so many old buildings have been torn down due to development, Bordeaux has worked to ensure that the unique architecture of every part of its history remains for all to see. Although some of the structures have been lost to time, the efforts put forth by private citizens as well as the government have maintained over 5,000 unique architectural buildings throughout the city. It is one of the most complete collections of architectural history anywhere in the world.

Transportation

Getting around a large city like Bordeaux can be difficult, especially if you do not understand the culture. Bordeaux is quite a crowded city and therefore it is unwise to drive to your destination. The best way to get to and from where you want to go is by public transportation, which is quite reliable. The buses are the most obvious means of transport, but it is advised to keep off the buses during the peak hours of 8 am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, as the city center will be in gridlock at that time of the day. To get to the main parts of Bordeaux, the best way to travel is by walking, biking, or using the electric tram. This is how the locals often travel, and tends to be the fastest way to get around.

Bordeaux Population in 2018Source: By Christophe.Finot (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Bordeaux Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20301,030,0004.25%42,000
2025988,0004.66%44,000
2020944,0003.62%33,000
2017911,0002.24%20,000
2015891,0005.69%48,000
2010843,0005.51%44,000
2005799,0004.72%36,000
2000763,0004.52%33,000
1995730,0004.58%32,000
1990698,0005.28%35,000
1985663,0004.74%30,000
1980633,0003.09%19,000
1975614,0005.14%30,000
1970584,0007.55%41,000
1965543,0009.70%48,000
1960495,00010.74%48,000
1955447,0003.95%17,000
1950430,0000.00%0
Bordeaux Population Growth

Bordeaux's 2017 population is now estimated at 911,000. In 1950, the population of Bordeaux was 430,000. Bordeaux has grown by 20,000 in the last year, which represents a 2.24% change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Bordeaux, which typically includes Bordeaux's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Data Sources
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations