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
World Food and Population Growth
The People's Voice - 4/28/2016 5:44:15 AM
Even as total fertility rates (TFRs) decline in many countries around the world, the world's total human population ... near exponential growth of absolute global human population numbers poses for all great and small living things on Earth in our time.
World’s centenarian population projected to grow eightfold by 2050
Pew Research Center - 4/21/2016 11:14:41 AM
The world was home to nearly half a million centenarians (people ages 100 and older) in 2015, more than four times as many as in 1990, according to United Nations estimates. And this growth ... population. But among these top five centenarian countries ...
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 ...
These countries could see exploding growth
The Business Insider - 4/28/2016 8:03:15 PM
How do you spot a nation with high potential for economic growth ... rates than many other frontier markets – they fall behind in this area. Out of 189 countries, Kuwait and Lebanon were ranked 101st and 123rd in “ease of doing business” by the World ...
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 ...
Dawn - 4/30/2016 1:24:11 AM
THE UN projects that the world population will increase ... A ‘rapid’ population growth rate is defined as an annual increase of 2pc, which doubles a population within 35 years. In developing countries, women’s health is of critical importance.
The Countries With the Fastest Growing Populations
Fox Business - 8/2/2011 4:12:39 PM
The world s ... effects of the growth will be. Using their analysis, together with data on the local economy, health care, infant mortality rate, and fertility rate, 24/7 Wall St. identified the countries with the fastest growing populations.
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 ...
India world's second fastest population growth country: UN
YAHOO!TECH - 6/13/2013 11:59:11 PM
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 ...
We're producing way more food than the world actually needs -- but a lot of it goes to waste
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer - 4/29/2016 2:04:09 PM
For each country ... with the greatest surplus growth rates generally observed in developed nations. As of 2010, 20 percent more food was being produced worldwide than was actually needed to feed the world's population, and overall the researchers ...
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...
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.
World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
CNN - 4/25/2016 4:10:35 PM
According to a separate report from The Lancet, between 2000 and 2009 the global malaria aid budget grew by 28.3%, but since 2010, it's fallen to a negative growth rate of -0.9%. As the world ... population. According to the report, in "success story ...
Why Cities Are So Well-Suited to Renewable-Energy Growth
The Wall Street Journal - 4/29/2016 10:29:24 AM
By that time, two-thirds of the world’s population ... growth? Simply put, cities are where the people are. Locating a large wind or solar power system miles away from consumers can cause up to 15% loss through transmission alone. It can also create ...
World Occupational Health And Safety Day: Expert Bemoans Ghana’s Weak Laws
Modern Ghana - 4/28/2016 9:04:41 AM
The World Occupational ... bemoaned the high rate at which workers in the country are losing theirlives as a result of lack of proper occupational safety management. According to him, Ghana’s economy is growing steadily, with growth been driven by ...