Explained: Behind the scenes of Monaco’s civil service

A new report from Monaco’s dedicated statistical agency, IMSEE, has lifted the lid on the Principality’s civil service and its diverse workforce.  

Some 5,153 people were employed in the Monegasque civil service in 2023, a slight increase of 2.1% or an additional 106 workers on the previous year.  

Three-quarters of the workforce are connected to government roles. The Interior Ministry is the largest employer, which represents around 40% of these workers, followed by the Ministry of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development with a 15% share. A combined 19% work for the Ministries of State, Finance and the Economy, and Health and Social Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs employs the remaining 2%.  

15% of Monaco’s public sector employees work for the Mairie, 4% are employed at the Palais Princier de Monaco, the Justice Department retains 3% of civil servants and the remaining 2% work for foundations or public organisations.  


The average age of a civil servant in the Principality is 43.5 years, with the gender split between men and women set at 56:44. French nationals are the most represented nationality in the public sector labour force, at 69%, though Monegasques make a strong showing: one in four public sector workers holds Monegasque citizenship.  

44% of the workforce lives in Monaco and 56% live in the Alpes-Maritimes. 

To check out the figures for yourself, click here.


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