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
Report: World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust level
The Seattle Times - 6/28/2015 2:30:37 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The world’s Jewish population has grown ... rise has been due in part to natural growth, mainly in Israel, which has about 6.1 million Jews and one of the Western world’s highest fertility rates. But it also linked the growth to ...
Pittsburgh region continues to gray, but some growth coming from millennials, Hispanics
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 6/28/2015 3:42:12 PM
Continuing a long trend, the population in Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh region grew more slowly than that of the nation, according to data just released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Even the higher rates of growth ... and the country as a whole, is ...
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 ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
India is now world’s fastest-growing major polluter
India TV - 6/29/2015 9:00:09 AM
Consider these supplementary facts: •Those countries whose CO2 emissions increased ... reaching its nadir in 2014 at just 0.9% (the slowest rate of growth since the late 1990s). India stays at odds with the world because of a host of supplementary ...
Nutrient stewardship’ crucial for fertiliser industry growth
Trade Arabia - 6/29/2015 5:25:24 AM
“In order to meet food demand of the increasing world population, we need to get more crops from ... This corresponds to a compound annual growth rate of three per cent. He said the IFA would also improve the compilation of fertiliser related statistics ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised by high rates of population growth ... to a World Health Report 2001 issued recently by WHO. Despite the decline, fertility rates are still high in some Gulf countries.
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 ...
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 ...
Jewish Population Finally Nearing Pre-Holocaust Numbers At 16.5 Million Worldwide
The Inquisitr - 6/29/2015 3:09:23 AM
Israel, which is home to 6.1 million Jews, has one of the Western world’s highest fertility rates. Therefore, the population continues to grow as families increase in size. In addition to natural growth, changes in “patterns of Jewish identification ...
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 ...
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.
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2009 (IPS) - The world ... Population and Health Research Centre, told IPS. “By 2050 Kenya is projected to have 87 million people.” Kenya currently has a population of 39 million. The countries with the fastest individual growth ...
India world's second fastest population growth country: UN
Yahoo! India News - 6/14/2013 5:49:56 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 ...