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
With low population growth, the fat cats flourish
MercatorNet - 3/11/2014 1:12:41 AM
According to Piketty, the world’s economic growth since the birth of Christ has been roughly equally due to an increasing population and increasing productivity. Thus, in the century ending in the year 2012, the world economy grew at roughly 3% a year.
In Africa, hopes that surging population will drive growth are overblown
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/11/2014 12:08:15 AM
U.N. estimates of slowing birth rates predicted an economic surge, but trends have fallen short ... China, Indonesia and Mexico at the time. Now, all of those countries’ fertility rates are between 1.5 and 3.0. The main difference is that ...
MidEast Trends: Proactive Economic Growth Needed to Sustain Rising Population
Arabian Gazette - 3/9/2014 10:19:05 AM
With population growth in the ... has benefited from some of the world’s strongest growth rates since the financial crisis hit in 2008, with real GDP growing 24% over the five years to 2013. However, rapidly rising populations in GCC countries ...
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
As a result, it revised its forecast of the world population in 2100 upward ... some developing countries seem likely to face explosive growth. In Nigeria, Mr. Sanyal says the fertility rate — the number of children born to an average woman ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
Population growth gets less attention than it did in the late 1960s, when there were half as many people on the planet. In a shantytown outside Lucknow, India, 350 miles east of where Ramjee and Mamta live ... A 10-year-old boy watches intently ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC Online - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... 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 ...
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
TruthDive - 6/14/2013 5:35:37 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 ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
News.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 ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 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 ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/21/2011 11:55:21 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 ... in the last year of World War II. “The nation’s overall growth rate is now at its lowest ...
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 ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 5:09:47 PM
Muslims will number 2.2 billion by 2030 compared to 1.6 billion in 2010, making up 26.4 percent of the world population ... "The declining growth rate is due primarily to falling fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries," it said ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
ipsnews.net - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2009 (IPS) - The world’s population – already at least 6.7 billion people – will double in the next 40 years if current growth rates are left unchecked, warns the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The effects of ...