Greenland Population clock

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


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Population of Greenland 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Greenland was estimated to be 56 227 people. This is an increase of 0.05 % (28 people) compared to population of 56 199 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 364. Due to external migration, the population declined by 336. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.126 (1 126 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 2015. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Greenland population in 2015:

Greenland population 2016

During 2016 Greenland population is projected to increased by 28 people and reach 56 255 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 364. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 336 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 dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Greenland population in 2016 will be the following:

The population of Greenland will be increased by 0 persons daily in 2016.

Greenland population density

Greenland population density is 0.0 people per square kilometer as of July 2016. 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 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Greenland age structure

As of the beginning of 2016 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 - 2016)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2016

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 %

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