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
World’s population unlikely to level off anytime soon — may hit 12 billion by 2100
Washington Post - 9/22/2014 3:29:29 PM
mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new statistical models. Some of the figures, such as the median projection of the population hitting 10.9 billion by 2100, mirror a U.N. report published in 2013. The world ...
Latin America Witnesses Surge in Indigenous Population
Med India - 9/23/2014 9:04:44 PM
But it also was powered by a 4.1 percent average annual growth rate ... of a two-day World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. It said the region has 826 indigenous groups, up from 624 in 2000. Bolivia has Latin America's largest indigenous population ...
Poverty reduction losing steam in Indonesia: World Bank
Channel News Asia - 9/23/2014 11:13:35 PM
JAKARTA: Economic growth ... The World Bank reported on Tuesday (Sep 23) that the country has seen its smallest decline in the last 10 years - a mere 0.7 percentage points in the past two years. Since 1999, Indonesia's poverty rate has more than halved ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:41:52 PM
So which countries are projected to have the largest population growth? The top countries in order ... Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were from ...
Global Billionaire Population at Record 2,325, With $7.3 Trillion in Wealth
Think Advisor - 9/22/2014 11:07:36 PM
Billionaires make up 1% of the world’s ... the U.S. was the country with the highest number of billionaires, 571, accounting for $2.3 trillion. American billionaires now make up nearly a quarter of the total global billionaire population, according ...
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
MSN India - 6/14/2013 10:14:48 AM
Washington: 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 is in Nigeria ...
World Bank Warns That One-Third Of Argentina's Population At Risk Of Sliding Back Into Poverty
Bernama - 9/23/2014 3:18:09 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Approximately 33% of Argentina's population ... World Bank said in its 2015-2018 Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) report for Argentina. The multilateral organization estimates there is a poverty rate ...
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 ...
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 ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 12:09:08 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - Falling birth rates will slow the world's Muslim population growth ... "The declining growth rate is due primarily to falling fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries," it said, noting the birth rate is falling as more Muslim ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/23/2010 8:28:46 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 ...
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 ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/20/2011 11:56:32 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.
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 ...