The total population count is over the next 25 years projected to decline from todays 55,986 persons to 51.853 in 2040. In 2040 there will be around 4.000 fewer people in Greenland than today, if no unexpected changes in fertility, mortality and migration occur. Over the 25 years the population's average age will increase to 37,6 years from 35,2 today. The population continues to be younger than, say the Danish population where the average age today is approx. 40 years.

Table 1. The Population’s age distribution 1985-2040, selected years

See figures in our Statbank ( http://bank.stat.gl/beeprog )

Over the projection period, the share of elderly people (70 +) will double. The population in working ages will decline, but still constitute about half the population.

These are the main
results of the projection of the Greenlandic population,
based on the population count January 1^{st} 2015 and
experiences from vital statistics 2005-2014 .

Detailed calculation results by gender, 1 year age groups and place of birth can be found in our Statbank http://bank.stat.gl/beeprog