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
More immigration could help solve the world's economic-growth problem
The Business Insider - 11/30/2015 7:19:14 PM
The population ... years to countries with a shrinking working-age population, you can boost potential economic growth. "Immigration is generally a positive thing from a demographics perspective because it helps to maintain population growth rates and ...
HSBC: Aging Populations Hurt the Growth Rate in More Ways Than You Probably Realize
Bloomberg - 11/30/2015 4:20:17 PM
What we know about humanity's productivity life cycle and the link between investment and population growth, however, doesn't support these hopes, according to HSBC: From such advanced economies as the U.S. and Japan to developing countries, such as China ...
Metropolitan immigrant gateways revisited, 2014
Brookings - 12/1/2015 2:03:05 PM
Current high levels of immigration combined with a slower growing U.S.-born population is changing our demography, and transforming the racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious, age, and skills composition of many places across the country. While the more ...
India needs to up its GDP to exploit global interest
Money Control - 12/1/2015 12:37:11 PM
India has to find ways to take its current GDP from 7 per cent to 10 per cent within the next three years to take advantage of the renewed global interest in the country as ... and 2010 while the world as a whole registered a growth rate of 3.3 per cent ...
India's economic growth picks up to 7.4%
BBC - 12/1/2015 4:23:16 AM
India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7.4% ... major economy in the world. But while growth of more than 7% would be a dream for most countries, India needs to grow even faster if it is to create jobs for its large population. For that, it needs ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Because the internal and external factors vary greatly across countries, there are sharp national differences in projected population growth ... projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010.
Ethiopia, Becoming a Middle Income Country By 2025
AllAfrica - 11/30/2015 8:20:40 AM
Ethiopia has witnessed rapid economic growth, with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 10.9 per cent between 2004 and 2014, which is lifting the country from being the second poorest in the world in ... the GDP growth rate, followed by ...
Is world poverty worsening?
Times Union - 11/28/2015 8:51:41 AM
The global population ... rates (thus controlling population growth), better environmental stewardship, and higher life expectancies than in more repressive and misgoverned lands. Bailey concludes by saying that it is in “democratic capitalist countries ...
India’s Oil Consumption Primed For Growth As Economy Thrives
Yahoo Finance - 11/30/2015 10:18:11 PM
The data revealed that although there had been a substantial oil consumption increase in the Middle East (led by Saudi Arabia), Asia (Led by China) and Oceania, the rest of the world which included Russia, other FSU countries, the U.S., Japan and Europe ...
Global growth in CO2 emissions stagnates
Space Daily - 12/1/2015 5:34:51 AM
which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%). In 2014, when the emissions growth was almost at a standstill, the world's economy continued to grow by 3%. The trend over ...
Internet use growth slows down in 2015: ITU
Telecom Lead - 11/30/2015 4:10:08 AM
posting 6.9 percent growth in 2015 against 7.4 percent in 2014. The number of Internet users in developing countries has almost doubled in the past five years (2010-2015), with two thirds of all people online now living in the developing world. The number ...
Refugee influx to boost economic output of the receiving countries
Economic Times - 11/27/2015 2:04:50 AM
initial assessments of their economic impact on receiving countries are coming in: The influx is good for growth. A new Bloomberg survey of economists predicts that Germany, the biggest recipient of Syrian asylum seekers in the western world, will get a 0 ...
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 ...
Sweden posts strong growth as Denmark dips
France 24 - 11/30/2015 12:45:32 PM
Sweden has taken in more asylum seekers as a proportion of its population than any other country in Europe, as the continent struggles with its biggest migration crisis since World War II ... straight quarters of growth. Statistics Denmark attributed ...
Turkey tops global house price index despite turmoil
The Guardian - 12/1/2015 3:43:18 PM
Prices have risen 18.9% over the past 12 months, according to Knight Frank, but 2016 should see reduced pressures on markets across the world Ankara in Turkey. Strong foreign investment and an expanding population ... the rate of economic growth since ...