Population


In the period 1998 to 2014 the overall population size remained between 56 and 57,000 people. For the past couple of yesrs the population count has been declining and today 55,860 lives in Greenland. Of these, nearly 6000 are born outside Greenland. In Denmark today there live 15,000 persons born in Greenland. This is 3,000 more than 10 years ago. Around 800 children are Born every year, and around the 500 dies. This leaves the Natural increase at 300 per year, which would lead to population increase over time. When this has not happened, it is because that every year more people migrate than immigrate. In round figures, one can say that the entire population growth over the past 10 years has moved to Denmark, as the average net emigration can be estimated to 300

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2016 Vital Statistics

07 November 2017
Emigration throughout life
Many move between Greenland and abroad one or more times throughout their lifespan. In population statistics, this is counted as migrations.

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2018 Municipalities in Greenland

18 October 2017
Population in the new municipalities
Greenlands 2nd most populous municipality Qaasuitsup Kommunia will be divided as of January 1st 2018 into 2 municipalities respectively Kommune Qeqertalik and Avannaata Kommunia. Avannaata Kommunia will then be Greenlands 2nd most populous municipality, while the Kommune Qeqertalik will be the smallest.

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2017 Population 1st July

04 August 2017
Unchanged population
On July 1st 2017, there where 56.171 inhabitants living in Greenland. That is 311 more than on January 1st , this year, and 15 fewer than on July 1st 2016.

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Tables in Statbank

Population in Greenland

Population and population growth 1901-2017 (BEESAT1)

Population in Greenland (July)

Forecast

Births

Fertility

Fertility 1977-2015 (BEEBBLSF1)
Age specific fertility in municipalities 1977-2015 (BEEBBLSF2)
Regional fertility measures (BEEBBRF)
Fertilityrates for women born in Greenland (BEEBBSF1)
Fertility for selected groups (BEEFT)

Deaths

Internal migration

Migrations to and from municipalities 1993-2016 (BEEBAF2B)
Migrations by municipalities, type, gender, place of birth and month 1993-2016 (BEEBAF2M)
Migrations by districts, gender, place of birth and age 1993-2016 (BEEBAF3B)
Migrations by locality, gender and place of birth 1993-2016 (BEEBAF4B)
Netmigrations by municipalities, gender, place of birth and age 1993-2016 (BEEBBAF2)
Netmigrations by districts, gender, place of birth and age 1993-2016 (BEEBBAF3)

Migrations

Migrations to and from Greenland by municipality, age, gender and place of birth 1993-2016 (BEEBBIU2)
Migrations to and from Greenland by municipality, month, gender and place of birth 1993-2016 (BEEBBIU2a)
Migrations to and from Greenland by district, age, gender and place of birth 1993-2016 (BEEBBIU3)
Migrations to and from Greenland by locality, age, gender and place of birth 1993-2016 (BEEBBIU4)
Migrations to and from Greenland by municipality, age, gender, place of birth and month 1993-2016 (BEEBBIU5)
Migrations by country, time, gender and citizenship. (BEEBBIU6)

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Greenlandic names by January 1.st 2017. You can read more on names here



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