Gouvernement Princier de Monaco

Focus Population - Employment


This Focus report describes the numbers and characteristics of students educated in Monaco (excluding higher education). There were 6,267 students within the Monegasque education system (excluding the Princess Grace Academy of Dance and AS Monaco Academy) in the 2020–2021 academic year. The number of students was stable this year. State-run schools account for 68.4% of students between nursery and the final year of secondary school.

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Self-employed workers

At the end of 2020, there were 5,297 active self-employed workers in Monaco, representing 5,723 open businesses. These figures have increased by more than 3% compared with 31 December 2019. The self-employed population continues to be heavily dominated by men and almost all of the businesses involved are in the service sector.

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Civil service

Monaco’s civil service workforce has grown consistently since 2013 and stood at 4,911 people on 31 December 2020, an increase of 2.8% over the previous year and 16.0% larger than in 2013.

The proportion of women is increasing, although men represent 57% of public-sector employees (they account for 60% in the private sector). French nationals and commuters, whose numbers increase each year, still make up the majority of staff. The mean age of 43.6 years has remained stable for several years.

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Climate and meteorology

2020 brings to a close a decade of measurements that confirm temperatures are rising. Annual rainfall was in line with normal levels, but with unusual seasonal distribution and some particularly heavy episodes, as occurred for example on 4 June, when the equivalent of three times the monthly precipitation fell.

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Female employees in the private sector

At the end of 2019, more than 21,000 women were working in the private sector, accounting for 40% of the 53,091 private-sector employees. The majority of female employees live in France, are younger than their male counterparts, and work in smaller businesses. 

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Temporary Employment

The number of temporary workers in the Principality was estimated at more than 11,400 in 2019 (people who worked in a temporary position for at least one hour, including all assignment lengths). The temporary worker population is primarily made up of those who commute to Monaco. It is predominantly French, young and male.

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There were 53,091 employees working in Monaco’s private sector at the end of 2019, up 2.9% compared with 2018 (an additional 1,490 people). Sixty percent of employees were male and most were commuters.
The majority of workers were of French nationality and the average age at the end of 2019 was 42. Almost all employees worked in the service sector. At the end of 2019, there were 6,182 employers, an increase over 2018.

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Built-up area

With its total area of 2 km², a third of which is already built-up, the Principality of Monaco faces an issue of land shortage.

The data from Monaco’s Atlas des bâtiments as at 1 January 2019 shows how the Principality has used urban planning to tackle this issue.

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Higher education

As at 31 December 2017, the Principality of Monaco has almost 1,000 students on its territory. This figure remained constant compared to the same period in 2016 (-0.5%).

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In 2017, the average age of Monegasque nationals is 44.1 and the median age is 46.5. Almost 95% live in Monaco. The birth rate remains high with 120 births and a fertility rate of 2.5 children per woman.

Update: as at 30 June 2018, the number of Monegasque nationals was 9,305.

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This edition of Focus looks at jobs registered with the Monaco Social Security Funds.

In December 2016, there are 51,200 jobs in the private sector in the Principality, which equals a increase of 667 jobs (+1.3 %) compared to the previous year.

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