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
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:43:51 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 ...
Only 40% of world’s population has ever gone online
Macdaily News - 2/26/2015 9:34:28 PM
“Here in the U.S. and other developed countries ... 3 billion people around the world will be online, an ‘incredible milestone.’ But, on a less enthusiastic note, adoption of the Internet is slowing. The rate of growth declined in 2014 for the ...
60% of World Lacks Internet: Facebook Report
Light Reading - 2/26/2015 9:38:39 AM
As you'd expect, developing countries are disproportionately represented among the unconnected. Only 32% of the population ... rates of decelerating growth, Internet adoption won't reach 4 billion people until 2019. Ninety percent of the world lives ...
Internet access limited in developing world: Facebook
The Frontier Post - 2/26/2015 5:42:25 AM
In the developed world, some 76 percent of the population is online, but the figure is just 29.8 percent in developing nations, according to the research. The rate of growth of Internet users was just 6.6 percent in 2014, the fourth year of deceleration.
Rwanda: World Bank Rises Rwanda Growth Rates, Up to 7.5 Percent
AllAfrica - 2/26/2015 7:01:10 AM
"Managing Uncertainty for Growth and ... stable exchange rate, an improved balance of payments, and smaller electricity subsidies. Moreover, economic stability in turn increases policy flexibility," said Carolyn Turk, the World Bank's Country Manager ...
Asian Demographic Trends A Threat To Growth
Seeking Alpha - 2/26/2015 4:09:22 AM
A number of emerging Asian countries enter a demographic dividend phase, associated with high savings, investments and growth. However, aging in Asia is occurring at a faster rate than has happened ... the speed and scale of population aging in emerging ...
Study: Changes in voter demographics driven by internal, natural growth
Arizona Daily Sun - 2/25/2015 3:23:26 PM
WASHINGTON -- The rapid growth ... rates among minorities, migration of minority populations from “melting pot” states to inner states and the gradual naturalization of older immigrants have helped turn the long-predicted shift of the population ...
New Quiet Initiative To Improve Drug Access In Middle-Income Countries, Change Country Classification System
ip-watch.org - 2/26/2015 10:57:23 AM
Yet it gathered high-level actors, such as Pascal Lamy, honorary president of Notre Europe, a Paris-based think-thank, and former director of the World ... population was living below some fraction of the relevant poverty rate established in a high income ...
World Christianity by the numbers
Catholic World Report - 2/25/2015 3:59:13 PM
European Christianity had the lowest annualized growth rate (0.16 percent), and the European share of world Christian population has shrunk from 66 percent in 1900 to 23 percent today—thus raising more questions about the warrant by which European ...
Five-year Midland, Odessa forecast: Economic growth
My West Texas - 2/26/2015 2:43:28 AM
He spoke at Odessa Country Club as part of the 31st annual ... from 94,114 in 2014 to 101,517 in 2019 for a 1.53 percent rate of growth, again starting later in the five-year cycle. The MSA’s population is forecast to grow from 176,354 in 2014 to 194,132 ...
Facebook: Only 40% of the world has ever connected to the Internet
Mashable - 2/25/2015 4:20:41 PM
The disparity has been highlighted before: People in developed countries have ... At this rate, Internet users won't reach 4 billion people before 2019. Still, there is some promise. Nearly 80% of the world's population, according to the study, can afford ...
World stocks near all-time highs after Fed signals
Firstpost - 2/25/2015 9:07:01 PM
Following more rises for Wall Street and in Asia overnight, MSCI's 46-member All Country World Index ... global growth has been keep investors on the edge about the Fed's plans, with some worrying a premature start to the U.S. rate hike cycle could dent ...
The world - according to Yellen
The Journal Gazette - 2/26/2015 12:56:05 AM
2. Areas of weakness remain. She noted that housing construction remains weak, with the pace of building well below levels that could be expected, given population growth and the likely rate of household formation. The Fed is also dissatisfied with wage ...
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 ...
‘Global beef production needs to rise by 43% to feed growing population’
Agriland - 2/26/2015 10:28:45 AM
And it’s the growth of the world population and new entrants to the middle class ... To raise more cattle without improved farming best practices, especially in developing countries, farmers and ranchers would need to increase their use of grazed ...