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
Immigration projected to drive growth in U.S. working-age population through at least 2035
ucanr.edu - 3/22/2017 10:38:17 PM
For most of the past half-century, adults in the U.S. Baby Boom generation – those born after World War ... U.S. working-age population would drop by almost 8 million (or more than 4%) from the 2015 working-age population. Growth rates and immigration's ...
Population Growth By Country
worldatlas.com - 2/8/2017 11:56:44 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 ...
Countries with the highest population growth rate 2016
www.statista.com - 3/20/2017 10:54:58 PM
Three out of five of the most populous countries in the world are located in Asia. Ultimately the highest population growth rate is also found there, the country with the highest population growth rate is Lebanon. This could be due to a low infant ...
Moving Towards A Connected World
IT News Africa - 3/23/2017 6:37:53 AM
As indicated in a Human Sciences Research Council report in South Africa, “Knowledge-based economies have the potential to stimulate economic growth, provide higher wages and greater employment opportunities, as well as enhance a country’s ...
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 ...
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 - 3/18/2017 11:54:37 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 ...
World Water Day 2017: From sewage to pollution - here are the countries with the poorest water quality on Earth
International Business Times - 3/20/2017 6:01:29 PM
As well as unsafe sanitation leaking into water supplies, in many countries ... expectancies in the world, at about 45. The death rate in the city is 2.6 times greater than its birth rate, according to the BBC. About 45% of the population in Haiti does ...
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 ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 9:40:50 PM
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 ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
UN News Centre - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...
Canada records highest population growth rate in G7
Grand Forks Herald - 2/12/2017 6:55:30 AM
With an average annual growth rate of 1.0 percent a year from 2011 to 2016, Canada led the G7 and ranked eighth among G20 countries. Population growth was higher in the western part of the country where there are generally more job opportunities.
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
Bloomberg - 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 ...
South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Lead World in Suffering
Call UP - 3/23/2017 6:02:06 AM
47% in South Sudan rate their lives poorly ... Ukraine's Suffering Is the Third Highest in the World Ukraine is the only European country near the bottom of the World Happiness rankings this year -- and the 41% of the population that is considered ...