**Geographic
divisions**

January 1^{st}
2018 Qaasuitsup Kommunia
was split into 2 municipalities. Given the continued need for statistics on the
municipality division prior to 2009, we use the term 'districts' for these areas.
Population statistics are also presented even more detailed, namely on
inhabited localities.

Previously
we also calculated the group: 'outside of the municipal division' to which we
ascribed civilians in the defense areas, defined by a Danish-American treaty in
1951, and weather stations. Kangerlussuaq were
subjected Sisimiut municipality in 2001.

Although
the municipal amalgamation was implemented 2 years ago, there remain several
challenges for the Population Statistics - especially back in time.

Tables in
our Statbank (http://bank.stat.gl ) show the existing
territorial division - also back in time. Hence Kangerlussuaq
has been compiled as part of Qeqqata Municipality of Sisimiut district from 1977 onwards.

By August 1^{st}
2010, there is still some uncertainty on historic localities. Population
statistics include therefore the term 'other locations'. Asiaqs
register is updated regularly, but the information must be used by the
municipals before the Population Statistic Register can use them.

**Strong
family ties**

To have
strong family ties to Greenland is defined as a person who’s parents were born
in Greenland.

**Gross
reproduction rate (BRR)**

The gross
reproduction rate (BRR) shows how many live-born girls 1,000 women will give
birth to during the reproductive age. These are from 15 to 49 years. If the
1,000 women give birth in accordance with experience in the period of
calculations, and no woman dies before the age of 50.

**Parents**

In the
public registers, information on a person’s legal parents is stored. This
information is deficient in relation to new-born, because unmarried fathers
must first acknowledge paternity. The same applies to persons born before 1960.
In the vital statistics on births we use information on biological parents.

**Place of
birth**

Most tables
cross tabulates the population by birthplace. There are two categories: ‘Born
in Greenland’ and ‘Born outside Greenland’. For a small number of persons the
place of birth is unknown. In many tables we assume those to be born outside
Greenland.

**General
fertility rate**

Number of
live born per 1,000 women in the ages 15-49 years.

**Mean
population**

Mean
population is calculated as a simple average of two successive years.

**Life
expectancy**

Life
expectancy is the measure that tells the average remaining lifespan for an
individual in a given age group. It is assumed that mortality at each age will
correspond to the mortality in the period for which the calculations are made.

**Net
reproduction rate (NRR)**

The expected
number of live born girls, born during their mother’s reproductive period from
a generation of 1,000 women who give birth and die in accordance with
experience gained during the basis period for the calculations.

**Total
fertility rate (TFR)**

Total
fertility rate (TFR) is a measure that tells how many children an 'artificial'
generation of 1,000 women will give birth to, through their childbearing ages
(15-49 years), provided that none of these women die before the age of 50 and
provided, that women bear children in accordance with the experience during the
timeframe for the calculations.

**Infant
mortality**

Number of
death in the first year of life per 1,000 live born.

**Standardized
rates**

When
comparing two populations different age-distributions may cause misleading
results. This effect can be eliminated by choosing the same age distribution
for the two populations. To reduce the influence of random variations on
calendar calculations we often use a 5-year period as a whole.