The total population count is over the next 20 years projected to remain fairly stable around 56,000 people. This is assuming that no unexpected changes in fertility, mortality and migration occur. Over the 20 years the population's average age will increase to 36.5 years from 34 years today. The population continues to be younger than, say Danish population where the average age today is approx. 40 years.
Table 1. The Population’s age distribution 19812040, selected years

1981 
1991 
2001 
2011 
2021 
2031 
2040 


06 
11,7 
13,8 
12,0 
10,2 
10,7 
10,2 
9,9 
716 
22,4 
14,9 
17,9 
15,1 
14,2 
14,5 
13,9 
1724 
18,0 
14,0 
10,2 
13,0 
10,9 
10,6 
10,6 
2565 
44,4 
53,6 
54,7 
54,7 
55,4 
52,6 
52,1 
65+ 
3,6 
3,8 
5,1 
7,0 
8,7 
12,2 
13,5 
See figures in our Statbank ( http://bank.stat.gl/beep2011 ) 
Over the projection period, the older population (65 +) will be doubled and in 2040 represent an equally large proportion of the population as attending schools. The working population will continue to represent over half of the population.
This is the main results of the projection by Statistics Greenland based on population estimates January 1^{st} 2011.
Detailed results by sex, 1year age groups and birthplace can be found in our Statbank http://bank.stat.gl/beep2011
The next projection is scheduled for release on May 16^{th} 2012, based on population estimates from January 1^{st} 2012