Greenland Population clock (live)

20-02-2018 10:17:38
56,287
Current population
29,809
Current male population (53.0%)
26,478
Current female population (47.0%)
114
Births this year
1
Births today
63
Deaths this year
1
Deaths today
-47
Net migration this year
-0
Net migration today
4
Population growth this year
0
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Quick facts about the population of Greenland


Current population (as of Tuesday, February 20 2018)
56,287
Total area
2,166,090 km2 (836,332 mi2)
Population density
0.0 per km2 (0.1 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.13 (29,809 men to 26,478 women)
Life expectancy
71.0 years (68.3 - men, 73.7 - women)

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Greenland population 2018

During 2018 Greenland population is projected to increased by 28 people and reach 56,311 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 365. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 337 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Greenland to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Greenland population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Greenland will be increased by 0 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Greenland 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Greenland was estimated to be 56,283 people. This is an increase of 0.05 % (28 people) compared to population of 56,255 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 365. Due to external migration, the population declined by 336. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.130 (1,130 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for Greenland population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1 - 2018

Greenland population density

Greenland population density is 0.0 people per square kilometer (0.1/mi2) as of February 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Greenland divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Greenland. The total area of Greenland is 2,166,090 km2 (836,332 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Greenland age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Greenland had the following population age distribution:

22.3 70.2 7.6

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Greenland population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Greenland age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Greenland is 42.5 %.

The value of 42.5 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Greenland must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Greenland is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Greenland is 31.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Greenland is 10.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Greenland age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Greenland is 71 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 73.7 years.

Greenland historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Greenland population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195123,234N/A %
195223,7062.03 %
195324,2052.10 %
195424,7822.38 %
195525,4702.78 %
195626,2873.21 %
195727,2313.59 %
195828,2883.88 %
195929,4324.04 %
196030,6304.07 %
196131,8564.00 %
196233,1023.91 %
196334,3843.87 %
196435,7403.94 %
196537,2024.09 %
196638,7904.27 %
196740,4884.38 %
196842,2304.30 %
196943,9023.96 %
197045,3893.39 %
197146,6332.74 %
197247,6322.14 %
197348,4071.63 %
197448,9861.20 %
197549,4070.86 %
197649,6830.56 %
197749,8160.27 %
197849,8560.08 %
197949,9060.10 %
198050,0620.31 %
198150,3820.64 %
198250,8730.97 %
198351,4961.22 %
198452,1831.33 %
198552,8611.30 %
198653,4941.20 %
198754,0851.10 %
198854,6251.00 %
198955,0880.85 %
199055,4500.66 %
199155,6950.44 %
199255,8200.22 %
199355,8500.05 %
199455,831-0.03 %
199555,813-0.03 %
199655,8210.01 %
199755,8540.06 %
199855,9120.10 %
199955,9990.16 %
200056,1120.20 %
200156,2540.25 %
200256,4300.31 %
200356,6210.34 %
200456,7930.30 %
200556,9110.21 %
200656,9560.08 %
200756,927-0.05 %
200856,842-0.15 %
200956,726-0.20 %
201056,605-0.21 %
201156,494-0.20 %
201256,393-0.18 %
201356,305-0.16 %
201456,238-0.12 %
201556,199-0.07 %
201656,2270.05 %
201756,2550.05 %
201856,2830.05 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.