Results of the 2008 census were published on Monday.
The resident population of Monaco is changing. According to figures released by the Mairie this week, the local Monegasque population is increasing, as are the number of British residents. Making way for this growth is the decrease in French and Italian nationals.
The structure of society in Monaco is strongly influenced by its relationship with France, which has provided protection for the population during several periods in history. However, we must emphasise that the Principality is not French.
It surprises some people that natural Monegasques don't form the majority of the population, as you can see in the table below.