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
Population growth and overconsumption require innovative solutions
Madison - 9/29/2014 1:09:20 AM
As our world has entered into the 21st century, the issue of global birth rates are prevalent ... Many developing countries are going through recognizably quick industrializations that discourage population growth and thus overconsumption since the costs ...
World population unlikely to stabilize in this century
EarthSky - 9/29/2014 10:06:13 AM
According to the new projections, much of the increase in world population will occur in Africa, where population quadruples from around 1 billion today to 4 billion by the end of the century. One reason is that birth rates ... Much of the growth will ...
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 ...
RBS / Cap Gemini: Global Non-Cash Payments Forecast to Grow by Nearly Ten Percent Reveals World Payments Report 2014
Virtual-Strategy Magazine - 9/30/2014 7:56:11 AM
Overall, more than 50 percent of global non-cash payment growth ... its population and growth rate suggest in certain conditions that it could soon outstrip the US and Eurozone within the next five years. Currently, one in five people in the world that ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
India's population growth rate declines
The Independent - 3/31/2011 10:57:24 PM
India is now home to 17 per cent of the world's people as its population climbed to 1.21 billion this year, though growth actually slowed for the first time in 90 years, census officials said yesterday. The country – second only to China in number of ...
Namibia records 2nd highest house price growth in world
New Era - 9/30/2014 6:30:17 AM
but at more modest rates of between 4 and 14 percent year on year. Coastal property prices increased by 25 percent year on year to a median price of N$956 000 and although property prices continue to increase, near term data shows that this price growth is ...