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
Quality of schools is critical for economic growth in developing countries, Stanford expert says
Stanford News - 2/8/2016 6:03:22 PM
Stanford economist Eric Hanushek said that a country's economic growth ... population, or the "knowledge capital" of a nation. The quality rather than the quantity of education is key to boosting a nation's economy, especially in the developing world ...
Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic
The Guardian - 2/9/2016 5:55:02 PM
The UK population is growing unusually fast, too. At the present rate of progress ... “Our self-image is an old and constrained country. We find it hard to be positive about population growth. But it has boosted economic growth. It has made austerity ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 5:41:37 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 ...
The Daily Star - 2/4/2016 6:58:14 PM
“Although this average growth of six percent is described by many as a trap, it put Bangladesh among the fastest growing countries in the world during ... vast young population and global connectivity. To achieve growth rates similar to that of the ...
UN study "contradicts" Make in India claim: Urban population growth to slow down in decades to come
Counterview - 2/4/2016 10:25:49 PM
the pace of growth is likely to go down, and will be far away from the world average. The data in the report show that, in fact, the pace of urbanization in India has been going down ever since the 1970s, when the annual rate of change of urban population ...
STOPPING ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION IS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL FOR WESTERN COUNTRIES
Liberty News Online - 2/10/2016 4:10:39 AM
In April last year, the renowned nonpartisan Pew Research Center released a report on the future growth of world religions ... Europe’s Islamic population, boosted by higher birth rates and immigration, will nearly double, from 43 million people in ...
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 ...
UN Urges the World to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation by 2030
Student Operated Press - 2/6/2016 2:09:31 PM
The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation ... more girls and women than estimated in 2014.This is due to population growth in some countries and nationally representative data collected by the ...
How fragile are our cities?
World Economic Forum - 2/10/2016 6:26:39 AM
The world is urbanizing at a breakneck pace. But not all regions are moving at the same speed. Most population growth today and tomorrow will occur in the sprawling cities and slums of Africa and Asia. Just three countries — China, India and Nigeria ...
Tanzania's richest 10% own the economy - PM
IPP Media - 2/10/2016 6:05:11 AM
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday laid bare the scale of economic inequality in Tanzania, saying just 10 per cent of the population owns the country ... according to World Bank figures. The fact that this economic growth has not been inclusive ...
We must always monitor population growth. Always.
The World Outline - 10/9/2013 11:30:47 AM
In its latest projections from June this year, the Population Division of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that world ... population growth; that is, richer countries have lower population growth rates.
India Removes Major Obstacle to Growth of its Nuclear Energy Industry
investorintel.com - 2/8/2016 5:20:26 PM
And India’s nuclear energy growth accelerates from there to a planned 63 GW of power to be generated by 2032 and 270 GW by 2050, at which time nuclear would provide 25% of the country ... Population Pyramids, Raymond James Ltd., Reuters, Statistica ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
India will overtake China as the world's most populous country ... 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.
Africa to Record Largest Population Growth Over Next 40 Years
Voice of America - 9/12/2013 11:12:42 AM
According to the Population Reference Bureau, the world's poorest region will more than ... In the past, population growth in many African countries was slowed by high rates of HIV/AIDS and infant mortality. But recent improvements in access to health ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised by high rates of population growth ... to a World Health Report 2001 issued recently by WHO. Despite the decline, fertility rates are still high in some Gulf countries.