A wealth of talent and diversity


people

 



 

Large pool of qualified workers

 

A growing population
 

  • 4.9 million inhabitant
  • +800,000 by 2030
  • +6.8% inhabitants aged 17-25 between 2000 & 2005 (double national average)


 

A growing workforce

  • 2 million actively working
  • + 20,000 each year
  •  220,000 qualified and available job seekers

 

Diversity of studies

3rd largest student population in France (152,000 students)
- 4,100 students of engineering
- 101,000 college students
- 15,000 enrolled in technical studies
- 9,000 business students


Attracting the best and the brightest

Dynamic migration rates

  • 20,000 new arrivals each year
  • 2/3 under 40 years old
  • 10 % of current inhabitants arrived within the last 5 years

International horizons

  • 3rd largest pool of foreign students in France
  • 18,000 foreign students  (11.8% of the total number of students in PACA)
  • 11.8% of the total number of students in PACA
  • 1,600 foreign capital businesses located in region, representing 50,000 jobs

Business executives drawn to the region

  • More than 200,000 business executives
  • 3rd highest net migration rate of business executives in France
  • 72% consider the region to be the most attractive place to be in France