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
World population set to soar to 9.7bn by 2050
The Scotsman - 7/30/2015 6:38:59 PM
“The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents its own set of ... is declining across the world but the population continues to rise as rates remain high. The report also found that the number of people aged over 60 will ...
India Will Become the World’s Most Populous Country by 2022, the U.N. Says
MSN - 7/30/2015 6:24:40 PM
India is on track to become the world’s most populous nation in less than ... we must recognize that the concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents a distinct set of challenges, making it more difficult to eradicate poverty ...
Pakistan’s population to exceed 300m by 2050: UN
Dawn - 7/31/2015 7:03:27 AM
Other countries are Bangladesh, China, India and Indonesia. During 2015-2050, half of the world’s population growth is expected to be concentrated in nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, US, Indonesia and Uganda.
India to pass China to be world’s most populous country – study
Euronews - 7/30/2015 9:37:57 PM
says the UN’s World Population Prospects report. Africa will be the main engine of this increase, accounting for more than half of global population growth over the next 35 years. Nigeria, currently the seventh biggest country globally, is expected to ...
India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.
Japan Today - 7/30/2015 9:59:25 PM
John Wilmoth, head of the U.N. population division, said the concentration of growth in the poorest countries would make it harder to eradicate poverty, combat hunger and expand schooling and health systems. The world’s two largest nations, China and ...
India to surpass China as most populous country within 7 years
Al Arabiya News - 7/30/2015 9:59:25 PM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...
Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century, says UN
India Tribune - 7/30/2015 11:32:29 PM
Nine countries are expected to make up half of the world ... behind India and China. Africa has the world’s highest rate of population growth. Global aging is also noted. The report says the number of people age 60 and above should more than double ...
Lower economic growth and lower interest rates for the 21st century?
MercatorNet - 7/31/2015 12:36:54 AM
This question is becoming more pertinent as more developed countries become older ... So an ageing population is likely to result in global growth remaining at a lower level than before, interest rates remaining historically low and the number of elderly ...
India 'to overtake China by 2022': UN
The Daily Star - 7/30/2015 6:46:09 PM
... that Nigeria will replace the US as the world's third most populous country by around 2050. Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world's population growth over the next 35 years. The current world population of 7.3 billion will ...
India will be most populous country sooner than thought: UN
Gulf News - 7/30/2015 11:18:10 PM
New Delhi: Demographers have known for some time that the number of people in India would surpass the number in China, the two most populous countries in the world ... rates that started decades ago. The report said several countries faced a population ...
South Africa’s mobile money adoption rates are about to explode
Meme Burn - 7/31/2015 4:47:27 AM
South Africa is, evidently so, a developing country ... an adoption rate of the highest proportion. The world is starting to notice the role mobile money plays including its efficiency, speed, access, reach and of course revenues. The slow growth of ...
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.
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 ...
A quarter of the world’s population will live in Africa by 2050
Quartz - 7/30/2015 1:45:30 PM
As of mid-2015, the world ... of growth will come from in a similar period 30 years from now: As you can see, Nigeria is expected to top the list. The West African country is expected to surpass the size of the United States by 2050 with its population ...
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 ...