Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
China: Scrapping of one-child policy sees rise in birth rate
oneindia.com - 1/23/2017 1:45:46 PM
Yang attributed the growth in 2016 to the country's relaxation ... about 65.6 per cent of the total population, which is expected to decline rapidly in the coming years. China, with a population of 1.357 billion is the world's most populous nation.
Opportunities In China's Healthcare Market
Seeking Alpha - 1/23/2017 11:44:05 AM
After China's one-child policy was introduced in 1979, the country's fertility rate fell dramatically ... with a growing elderly population which is already the largest in the world, suggests substantial potential for growth going forward.
The Growth Story
Pakistan Today - 1/23/2017 4:44:44 PM
The World Bank in a recent report ... This is an extremely worrisome issue, when combined with the low levels of education and high population growth rates in the country. It can actually prove to be a severe drag on economic growth in the long term.
China’s internet users grew in 2016 by the size of Ukraine’s population to 731 million
South China Morning Post - 1/22/2017 7:44:52 PM
China’s internet users increased at the fastest pace in three years as the abundant availability of internet-enabled smart phones spurred usage and increased the penetration rate in the world ... rely on the growth of the overall user population ...
Population Growth By Country
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
The population of the world has now surpassed 7 billion people, and it continues to increase at an alarming rate. Growth rates tend to vary from considerably from country to country, and, ironically, developing countries tend to experience higher rates of ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 1/15/2017 11:56:33 PM
Uganda’s current growth rate is 3.1 percent, while the world average is 1.2 percent. The Ugandan government’s lack of commitment to family planning is the main reason for the country’s extraordinary population growth, says Haub. The PRB study ...
China claims success from 'two-child' policy as 2016 birth rates rise
AsiaOne - 1/23/2017 2:04:16 AM
SHANGHAI - China's decision to allow all couples to have two children instead of one has resulted in birth rates rising to the ... the 1970s in order to limit population growth, but authorities are now concerned that the country's dwindling workforce ...
Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries
News Week - 6/16/2015 2:44:51 PM
“While population growth is only one of many factors affecting the welfare of nations, it is no coincidence that countries with the slowest growing populations in the world today enjoy higher standards of living than countries with rapid rates of ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 12:09:08 PM
PARIS Falling birth rates ... population in several European countries, he said, adding: "Those are substantial increases but they are very far from 'Eurabia' scenario of runaway growth." "YOUTH BULGE" HAS PEAKED The report said about 60 percent of the ...
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
bloomberg.com - 8/18/2015 1:55:46 AM
Key to the countries' growth? Babies. While the U.S. and other developed ... Somalia and Chad have the highest fertility rates in the world. "The population gains are also due to a decline in mortality rates due to improvements in public health," said ...
geography.about.com - 1/7/2017 8:42:38 AM
China's population growth has been somewhat slowed by the ... China's will be 1.45 billion and India will become the world's most populous country. As of 2005, India has a total fertility rate of 2.8, well above replacement value, so it is growing much ...
World Population Growth
ourworldindata.org - 8/5/2009 11:53:58 PM
Before 1800 the world population growth rate was always well below 1% ... As you can see, in most countries growth rates have been going down since the 1960s. Yet substantial differences remain across countries and regions. While Western Europe currently ...
Population growth slows in U.S.
m.arkansasonline.com - 1/8/2017 8:05:39 AM
In some countries in Europe, the rate of growth is below replacement levels: The population is set to experience a decline ... specifically the period immediately after World War I when fertility declines accelerated throughout the Western world on a ...
Why do population growth rates differ in countries around the world?
answers.com - 1/14/2017 6:25:28 AM
Making the world better, one answer at a time. the poorer the country is, the lesser entertainment they have which makes them rely more on sex which leads to more child birth the poorer the country is, the lesser entertainment they have which makes them ...