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, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
Making Economic Growth Inclusive In Nigeria
Leadership - 8/31/2014 12:03:31 AM
There is no doubt that Nigeria has experienced high economic growth in the ... tractors in the country and this make Nigeria one of the countries that have the lowest number of tractors in the world. “To feed our rising population well into the future ...
Can it survive such speedy growth?
The Economist online - 8/21/2014 4:00:16 PM
A new study by Unicef, the UN children’s agency, points out that, by 2100, on current rates, almost half the children under 18 in the world will be African ... And can wealth creation match population growth? A new study by Standard Bank, based in ...
Dubai 33-year growth rate was world’s fastest
The National - 8/30/2014 5:01:11 PM
Dubai’s economy from 1975 through 2008 grew by a factor of 11, making it the fastest-growing economy in the world over ... extraordinary growth rate, on average, of over 10 per cent per year. The research underlines that few other countries can match ...
Myanmar census shows population 9mn fewer than estimated
Business Recorder - 8/30/2014 7:28:31 AM
YANGON: Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population ... She said the 60 million population estimate was based on the 1983 census and an earlier population growth rate, adding that a declining birth rate may help explain ...
Why Edmonton’s growth is outpacing Calgary
Calgary Herald - 8/30/2014 1:12:07 PM
While that remains a far cry from Calgary’s nearly 1.2 million, the capital’s two-year growth rate of ... surpassed in the 2007 population count. If both Calgary and Edmonton each somehow keep growing at their respective rates — for argument ...
Mwanza to reduce population growth
m.dailynews.co.tz - 8/30/2014 11:20:34 PM
MWANZA region plans to introduce a programme aimed at sensitizing men to clinics in a bid to curb rapid growth of population ... to the government so that the country can attain the target of curbing maternal mortality rates and improvement of the family ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The population growth rate in the region's six states has been among the highest in the world during the last few decades ... the total fertility rate is estimated to have declined in the Gulf countries during a period of slightly more than one decade ...
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
TruthDive - 6/14/2013 5:35:37 AM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): India is world’s second fastest population growing country, according to the United Nations ... where the U.N. had expected birth rates to decline more quickly than they have. By far the population to increase the largest ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure potentially could double to 14 billion by 2100 if action is not taken. Even countries with intermediate fertility need to reduce it to replacement level or below ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The countries with the fastest individual growth rates also have marked concentrations of urban ... A week ahead of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day on Jul. 11, UNFPA sponsored a three-day conference on access to family planning in developing ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 5:09:47 PM
Muslims will number 2.2 billion by 2030 compared to 1.6 billion in 2010, making up 26.4 percent of the world population compared to ... saw a close link between education and birth rates in Muslim-majority countries. Women in countries with the least ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Australia’s population growth rate in the year to 30 June of 1.7% might have been the country’s lowest since the year ended 30 June 2006 but it is substantially higher than the 1.1% growth in the world’s total population. The Australian Bureau of ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
Mongabay - 5/1/2005 11:53:40 PM
In contrast, the United States -- which has the highest fertility rate of rich countries -- is projected to be the seventh largest contributor to world population growth over the next five decades. Because of its low and declining rate of population growth ...
World population gain hits record, but growth rate stable
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/31/1983 11:54:49 PM
The record one-year increase of 82 million on June 30, 1983, represents a 1.75 percent growth rate ... virtually every other country in Latin America. . . .'' According to studies by the Population Reference Bureau Inc., the world's population increase ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/21/2011 11:55:21 PM
The first measure of the American population in the new decade offered fresh evidence that the economic trouble that has plagued the country for the past several ... Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s.