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Molenbeek St-Jean

Figures for population, social conditions, economy or real estate for the municipality of Molenbeek St-Jean

Molenbeek

 

The densely settled Molenbeek-Saint-Jean is home to large number of large businesses and a multi-cultural population.

Molenbeek-Saint-Jean is a commune comprising two distinct parts, covering a territory of 5.9 square kilometres in total. The lower part of the commune boasts working-class neighbourhoods with colourful workshops, peopled mainly by migrant communities. The higher part of the commune features a more modern, more residential urban landscape, with plenty of green spaces.

 

 

A few key figures

Population  Commune Region
Surface area
 5.9 km2
 161.4 km2
Population (1 january 2015)
 95,576 inhabitants
1,175,173 inhabitants
Average annual demographic growth (2010-2020)
 1.8 %
 1.2 %
Annual demographic growth (2014)
 0.8 %
 1.0 %
Average age (1 january 2015)
 34 year and 10 months
 37 year and 5 months

 

Social conditions Commune Region
Median income of declarations (2013)
 17,033
 18,941
Women aged 18 to 64 receiving subsistence benefit* (2014)
 7.9 %
 4.3 %
Men aged 18 to 64 receiving subsistence benefit* (2014)
 5.5 %
 3.4 %
Female employment rate (2014)
 53.4 %
 56.6 %
Male employment rate (2014)
 70.6 %
 67.7 %
Female unemployment rate (2014)
 33.1 %
 23.3 %
Male unemployment rate (2014)
 28.5 %
 22.1 %
Number of primary school pupils (location of school) (2014-2015)
 7,357 pupils
 94,148 pupils
Number of pre-school places per child of less than 3 years (2015)
 0.17 places
 0.33 places

 * Subsistence benefit = Social Integration Benefit

Real estate  Commune Region
 Number of occupied housing units* (1 january 2015)
 37,990 accomodations
 542,670 accomodations
 Number of social housing units (January 2015)
 3,498 accomodations
 39,492 accomodations
 Average rent for 2 bedroom accommodation (2013)
 641 €
 732 €
 Average selling price for a flat (2014)
 163,934 €
 224,843 €
 Density of offices (2014)
 68,037 m/ km2
 80,912 m/ km2

* Evaluation based on number of households present

Economy  Commune Region
 Number of employees  (December 2013)
 26,236
 619,676
 Number of self-employed (December 2014)
 5,645
 98,772
 Number of companies (December 2014)
 4,859 companies
 94,436 companies

 

Municipal indicators on map in the Monitoring des quartiers (FR)

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