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
Population growth rate gets mixed views
Times of Zambia - 7/26/2016 3:11:35 PM
I think slowing down the fertility rate is only part of the ... the second largest in the world, that country has refocused its attention on its large population as the new driver for economic growth in what is dubbed the ‘New Normal’.
Israel can sustain its population growth
sdjewishworld.com - 7/27/2016 11:52:57 PM
ALFE MENASHE, Israel — Although most people don’t realize it, Israel is the only Western country that ... the world average is 2.42; EU: 1.61; Japan: 1.4; Singapore: .81. (CIA, 2015) What does Israel’s population growth portend for its future?
China to have the largest Christian population in the world by 2030?
christiantimes.com - 7/25/2016 6:33:12 PM
By 2030, he said the nation will have the highest number of Evangelical Christians in the world. "That [increase ... than a billion people in its population. Based on Yang's calculation, the average annual growth rate of Christians in China from 1950 ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
Population and inequality: the “Climate and Food Insecurity Index” (World Food Programme)
geopolitics.blog.lemonde.fr - 7/29/2016 3:47:59 AM
[Overview] The World Food Programme ... population growth rate, population below the poverty line ($2 per day), vulnerable employment, government effectiveness and the number of paved roads per country. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse ...
Singapore's low birth rate poses economic problems, as Asia's demographic stress rises
CNBC - 7/26/2016 1:06:54 AM
Slower population growth caused by a low birth rate ... World Bank, East Asia and the Pacific areas are ageing the fastest and China and Japan have the greatest demographic stress levels. A recent United Nations report, meanwhile, says that both countries ...
LTE surpasses 50% population coverage globally – ITU
Mobile World Live - 7/25/2016 12:06:39 PM
but the internet body warned that growth in this metric is slowing overall. Developed countries show a 90.3 per cent penetration rate, while the world stands at close to 50 per cent. Some 3.9 billion people, more than half of the world’s population ...
Medical Tourism Industry Poised for 25% Year-Over-Year Growth by 2025
Hotel News Resource - 7/27/2016 5:55:02 PM
with a projected growth rate of up to 25% year-over-year for the next 10 years as an estimated three to four percent of the world's population will travel internationally for healthcare and health-related treatment. In a just released report issued by VISA ...
HIV cases rise in 74 countries in last decade
channel4000.com - 7/25/2016 2:33:59 AM
"Some countries in Africa have the highest population growth in the world," he said. "And here we have the largest cohort of sexually active adults and adolescents coming up." A theme throughout the conference has been the increased rates of HIV among ...
Youth bulge: A security risk?
Pakistan Observer - 7/29/2016 9:34:34 PM
... US Population Reference Bureau has ranked Pakistan as world’s sixth most populous country of the world. Its population is 188 million. The current growth rate is 1.95%. Pakistani population was comprised of 60% youth when the total population was ...
Pakistan Among Countries With Lowest Internet Penetration: ITU
propakistani.pk - 7/25/2016 9:50:39 AM
Pakistan ranks among the countries ... population. But while the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions continues to grow at double digit rates in developing countries to reach a penetration rate of close to 41%, mobile-broadband penetration growth ...
Countries with the world's richest one per cent
Phys - 7/28/2016 1:00:22 PM
It finds that compared with previous decades, many more of the global super-rich are from emerging countries, with a corresponding decline in the share of those from advanced economies. The region with the fastest growth in its share of the world's richest ...
Medical Tourism Industry Valued at $439B; Poised for 25% Year-Over-Year Growth by 2025
prnewswire.com - 7/25/2016 6:58:51 AM
with a projected growth rate of up to 25% year-over-year for the next 10 years as an estimated three to four percent of the world's population will travel internationally for healthcare and health-related treatment. For years the medical travel industry ...
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries
News Week - 6/16/2015 10:34:18 AM
“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 ...