Gouvernement Princier de Monaco

Population and employment

Demography:  the official population figures

The population figures are detailed in the Ministerial Decree published annually in the Official Gazette.

On 31st December 2016, the population was estimated at 37,550 inhabitants according to the terms of Ministerial Decree No. 2017-259 of 21st April 2017.

2016 Population
37,550 inhabitants
Source: Monaco Statistics
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Estimating the population and census

Between each census, the population figures are updated annually in accordance with Sovereign Ordinance  No. 2.726 of 27th April 2010 modifying the Ordinance of 16th December 1862 on carrying out a census.  A general census of the population is undertaken at regular intervals. The most recent took place in 2000, 2008 and 2016.

For the 2008 census, the methodology chosen met a three-fold aim – to be in line with international census practices, take Monaco's special needs and characteristics into account and improve the processing and reliability of the information obtained.

The forms contain questions in line with guidelines advocated by the United Nations Organization on carrying out a census.  They have been modified since the 2000 census to take technological changes and environmental issues into account.

To make the questions easier to understand and therefore obtain more reliable answers, the forms are available in English and Italian in addition to French, and a free helpline is available to residents.

Download the report : 2008 Census



07 June 2013 Thematic Content

Monaco Statistics has conducted two studies on housing. The first one, published in July 2012, is a prospective study about the State-owned housing needs by 2022. The second one, of June 2013, is a descriptive study of the sector known as the “rent-controlled housing of private tenure”.

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05 September 2017 Thematic Content

The Demography Observatory is the result of a collaboration begun in 2012 between Monaco Statistics, the Registry Office (Nationality) andMonaco City Hall 's Informatics Department.The aim is to present the main demographic indicators for the population of Monegasque nationality.

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Focus Population - Employment

20 February 2018 Thematic Content

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Population census

13 February 2018 Thematic Content

The census allows the population to be counted and provides an understanding of the country’s population. Monaco’s first census was carried out in 1757.Censuses have been conducted regularly since the end of the nineteenth century in order to track demographic trends and changes in the Principality’s population.The...

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Population projection

21 May 2012 Thematic Content

Using demographic information provided by the Nationality Department of the Monaco Town Hall, Monaco Statistics has produced a population forecast of Monegasque nationals to 2022.

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27 June 2017 Thematic Content

The Principality of Monaco employed 52,447 people as of 31 December 2016, which is an increase of 0.9%.

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Enquête ESPAD

21 April 2017 Thematic Content

L'enquête ESPAD, menée tous les 4 ans dans de nombreux pays européens, étudie les comportements de santé, le mode de vie et les consommations d'alcool, tabac et autres drogues des adolescents scolarisés de 16 ans.A Monaco, ESPAD concerne l'ensemble des lycéens. La dernière enquête s’est déroulée en Principauté le 24...

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