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
These maps of the world's economies will make you forget about China
The Business Insider - 9/2/2015 6:10:00 AM
The two countries have also been the hardest hit by inflation out of the big global economies. Russia's inflation rate is up ... Russia's working-age population growth is expected to stay stagnant while accelerating in the rest of the world.
India's Slower Q1 Growth Rate in Context
Economy Watch - 9/2/2015 1:05:11 PM
India rivals China in terms of economic growth, and the South Asian nation is set to surpass the Chinese population by 2025. Despite the slowdown, India's current growth marks the country as the fastest growing major market in the world. Veteran economist ...
Myth of Muslim growth
The Indian Express - 9/1/2015 7:25:45 PM
With the release of the Census 2011 data on religion and misleading reports in the media, the growth of the Muslim population ... of the global total), making it the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. In the nearly 70 years since ...
Global reports downgrade Nigeria’s 2015 economy growth rate
Vanguard - 9/1/2015 11:36:18 PM
The NBS report indicated that the real growth rate of the monetary value of all goods and services produced in the country during the period slowed ... It added “as population growth is increasing at 3.0 per cent per annum, this implies negative per ...
Canada Illustrates Plight of Rich but Resource-Dependent Countries
Wall Street Journal - 9/2/2015 3:03:53 AM
For a small group of the world ... statistics to improve during the second half of 2015. But it has already lowered its growth forecast for the year to 1.1%, down from a previous forecast of 1.9%. As the economies of the U.S. and many other wealthy ...
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.
Micro-insurance offers families in poorer countries protection from destitution
The Guardian - 9/2/2015 8:54:38 AM
Across the world, low-income communities are ... due to the large population and thanks to relatively developed insurance markets and regulations in some countries. Micro-insurance is most prevalent in India and the Philippines, which have specific ...
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
Bloomberg - 8/17/2015 11:54:05 PM
The continent will claim three of the world's 10 ... Europe with no country on the top 10 list. Key to the countries' growth? Babies. While the U.S. and other developed countries struggle to adapt their labor forces to an aging population, African ...
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 ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
By about 2050, Nigeria, which is currently the most populous country in Africa, will pass the U.S. to have the world's third-largest population, behind India and China. Africa has the world's highest rate of population growth. By contrast, almost 50 ...
Manatee County on the move with new strategic plan for jobs, growth
Bradenton Herald - 9/2/2015 4:08:18 AM
People certainly are. The most recent census figures show the Bradenton-Sarasota-North Port region sports the 18th-fastest population growth rate in the country. All those thousands of people need residences, and Manatee County homebuilders enjoyed a ...
Twitter Looks to Indonesia to Boost Growth
The Wall Street Journal - 9/2/2015 10:42:01 AM
The world’s fourth most populous country has gained ... Although Internet penetration rates remain low in Indonesia, the majority of people get online through their mobile phones, and the number of smartphones is seeing rapid growth.
India’s Hindu population drops below 80 pct as Muslim ratio rises
Reuters - 9/2/2015 2:38:14 PM
Although population growth is slowing in all religious groups, India is still set to overtake China to become the world’s most populous country by 2022, according to a United Nations forecast. India’s population grew by almost a fifth during the period ...
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.