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Hauts-de-France – FRE

EU regions: France > Hauts-de-France

map of Hauts-de-France FRE
Life long learning
life long learning participation202312.5
Part time jobs and flexible employment
percentage of part time workers202316.36
percentage of part time workers, men20236.43
percentage of part time workers, women202327.06
Gender differences
gender gap in employment rate202390.87
gender gap in unemployment rate202396.91
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202347.1
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202280
employment rate202363.7

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Subregions: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy

demographic pyramid FRE Hauts-de-France based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive


unemployment rate20239.7
youth unemployment rate202322.7
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment20232.8
share of long term unemployed202329.7


demographic pyramid FRE 1996 Hauts-de-France, population pyramid of Hauts-de-France
number of inhabitants20235.986464e+06
population density2021188.6
old-age dependency ratio202331.4
demographic pyramid FRE Hauts-de-France

Employment by sectors, Hauts-de-France

NACE r2%NACE r2%
A44.42 %B-E350.915 %
F149.56 %G-I544.723 %
J51.42 %K633 %
L221 %M_N229.710 %
NRP15.51 %O-Q774.733 %
R-U115.95 %TOTAL2361.8100 %

Data for the period year 2023. Source of the data is Eurostat, table [lfst_r_lfe2en2].

Employment by sectors, Hauts-de-France, 2023

From Wikipedia: Hauts-de-France (French: [o də fʁɑ̃s] (listen); lit. 'Heights of France') is the northernmost region of France, created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. Its capital is Lille. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.

With 6,009,976 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2015) and a population density of 189 inhabitants/km2, it is the third most populous region in France and the second most densely populated in metropolitan France after its southern neighbour Île-de-France.


The region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.

On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.


The region covers an area of more than 31,813 km2 (12,283 sq mi). It borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the North Sea to the north, the English Channel to the west, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the east-southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the west-southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.


Hauts-de-France comprises five departments: Aisne, Nord, Oise, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme.

Major communities

  1. Lille (227,560; region prefecture; surrounding area is home to over 1.5 million inhabitants)
  2. Amiens (133,448)
  3. Roubaix (94,713)
  4. Tourcoing (91,923)
  5. Dunkirk (90,995)
  6. Calais (72,589)
  7. Villeneuve-d'Ascq (62,308)
  8. Saint-Quentin (55,978)
  9. Beauvais (54,289)
  10. Valenciennes (42,691)


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 161.7 billion euros in 2018, accounting for 6.9 % of French economic output.

Other: France, New Aquitaine, Centre-Val de Loire, Brittany, Occitania, Hauts-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Corsica, overseas department and region of France, Île-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire, Grand Est, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Neighbours: Flemish Region, Grand Est, Normandy, Île-de-France, Walloon Region

Subregions: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Hauts-de-France – FRE, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PFRE, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164