Gouvernement Princier de Monaco


The Demography Observatory is the result of a collaboration begun in 2012 between Monaco Statistics, the Registry Office (Nationality) and Monaco City Hall 's Informatics Department.

The aim is to present the main demographic indicators for the population of Monegasque nationality.

Population change and structure

Monegasque nationals population as at 31 december 2019
9,486 persons
Source: Monaco Statistics

As of 31 December 2019, the Principality comprised nearly 9,500 Monegasque nationals. Following a stable period between 2014 and 2017 (average growth of 1.1%) and a slowdown in 2018 (+0.7%), 2019 saw the strongest annual population growth since 2013 (+1.7%).


The population remains relatively elderly: half of the population is older than 46.8 years and one in two women are in their fifties or older. The average age of Monegasque nationals is 44.3 years. More than one in four Monegasque nationals are aged 65 or over.

Births and fertility

2019 Birth rate
Source: Monaco Statistics
2017-19 Total Fertility rate
2.5 children per woman
Source: Monaco Statistics


There were 125 births in 2019, the second-highest total ever recorded. The mean age of mothers giving birth reached 33.0 years and the total fertility rate was 2.5 children per woman in 2017–2019.


Deaths and life expectancy

2019 Death rate
Source: Monaco Statistics


A total of 80 Monegasque nationals died, giving a death rate of 8.4 per thousand, close to the average observed over the decade between 2010 and 2019. Life expectancy at birth is increasing and stands at 86.5 years (84.4 years for men and 88.7 years for women).

2017-2019 Life expectancy at birth
86.5 years
Source: Monaco Statistics


Marriages and divorces

A total of 92 marriages involving at least one spouse of Monegasque nationality were celebrated. The nuptiality rate was 9.7 per thousand, in line with the average for the decade. The mean age of single people getting married continued to increase, reaching 33.2 years for men and 30.6 years for women.

The number of divorces that occurred in 2019 is not yet definitively known, given the inevitable delays associated with the legal procedures. There were 32 divorces in 2018, giving a gross divorce rate of 3.4 per thousand. This is the lowest rate for over 30 years.