Key figures

You will find in this section all the key figures on the Pays d'Aix, sorted by categories.
  • The socio-demographic profile

    The Pays d’Aix:

    • Working population: 177,384
    • Employed working population: 156,188
    • 35,000 students

    Aix-en-Provence:

    • Working population: 64 640
    • Employed working population: 55 584
    • Birth rate: 11.7 and death rate 7.6 (per thousand)

     

    • Young population: 27.5% in the 15 / 29 year old range
    • Households: 44.9% of single person households

     

    Source : INSEE RP 2012

  • The economic fabric

    The Pays d’Aix :

    • 52 145 establishments (CLAP, Jan 2012)
    • Private payroll employment ( ACOSS 2014): 154 083 employees
    • Variation of total employment in the workplace: (INSEE 2012): + 1.7% between 2007 and 2012
    • 5 main centres: Aix-en-Provence, Vitrolles, Les Pennes-Mirabeau, Rousset, Pertuis contain approximately 70% of the economic fabric (18,608 enterprises)

    Distribution by business sectors

    • Agriculture: 2.1%
    • Industry: 4.9%
    • Construction: 9.7%
    • Trade, transportation and services: 68.8%
    • Public administration, education, health and social work: 14.5% 

     

    Source: INSEE December 2013

    200 foreign businesses (2014): french, european or regional head offices:

    • USA: 53
    • Germany: 38
    • United Kingdom: 17
    • Japan: 18

     

    Economic growth:

    • Annual growth rate: 3.7% per year (2001-2006)
  • The employment sectors

    Private employment:

    • CPA: 146 098 jobs
    • Balance: +21 745 jobs created in the last 7 years

     

    Job figures (Jan 2012):

    • Aix and Vitrolles: 3,000 additional jobs in 20 years, representing 80% increase

    80% of the jobs are spread over 5 communes:

    • Aix-en-Provence (49%)
    • Vitrolles (18%)
    • Rousset (5%)
    • Les Pennes-Mirabeau (5%)
    • Pertuis (3%)

    Private employment per sector:

    • 11.9% in industry
    • 7.7% in construction
    • 18.2% in sales
    • 62.2% in the service sector.

     

    70 000 jobs on the 2 700 ha of activities

     

  • Tourism

    • 1 million overnight stays
    • Hotel occupancy rate: 67.2%
    • Number of hotels and hotel residence: 55
    • Number of hotel rooms (January 2015): 3.196
    • Number of museum and equipment visitors: 1 million

    • Number of conference participants: 23 000

  • Pays d'Aix Développement

    • Over 450 applications
    • More than 180 locations completed per year
    • 1996-2014: 3 107 companies and over 42 437 jobs