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
This country just passed China as the fastest-growing in the world
The Business Insider - 11/25/2015 12:44:18 PM
Economic growth in India surpassed China this year Historical GDP growth and forecast by country Charles Schwab China’s growth rate is widely expected ... and India are home to about 20% of the world’s population, in India the population is young ...
Programme keeps mothers safe but boosts population
News Laundry - 11/30/2015 10:08:03 AM
... people—or 80% of the population of Brazil—the world’s fifth-most populous nation, this group of eight states recorded a 20.92% population growth rate versus the rest of the country’s 14.99%. These states are called the Empowered Action Group ...
Earth's biggest threats--population growth and consumerism
Examiner - 11/16/2015 11:50:33 AM
Society and industry progressed to a wealthier, healthier, more educated state with a drop in mortality rate ... The population in underdeveloped countries (UDCs) like most of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, all containing two-thirds of the world's ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Because the internal and external factors vary greatly across countries, there are sharp national differences in projected population growth ... projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010.
Morgan Stanley’s China bear puts zero odds on 6% growth rate
Live Mint - 11/20/2015 5:47:53 AM
More than three decades into an industrial boom that created the world’s second-largest ... Historically, countries that expanded by 6% or more had an average working-age population growth rate of 2.7%, said Sharma, whose $1.6 billion Emerging Markets ...
Is world poverty worsening?
Times Union - 11/28/2015 8:51:41 AM
The global population ... rates (thus controlling population growth), better environmental stewardship, and higher life expectancies than in more repressive and misgoverned lands. Bailey concludes by saying that it is in “democratic capitalist countries ...
Ethiopia, Becoming a Middle Income Country By 2025
AllAfrica - 11/30/2015 8:20:40 AM
Ethiopia has witnessed rapid economic growth, with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 10.9 per cent between 2004 and 2014, which is lifting the country from being the second poorest in the world in ... the GDP growth rate, followed by ...
Refugee influx to boost economic output of the receiving countries
Economic Times - 11/27/2015 2:04:50 AM
initial assessments of their economic impact on receiving countries are coming in: The influx is good for growth. A new Bloomberg survey of economists predicts that Germany, the biggest recipient of Syrian asylum seekers in the western world, will get a 0 ...
Real World Economics: Let's give thanks for a history of growth
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 11/29/2015 6:27:20 AM
Yes, the current rate of increase of levels of living is less than it was in such high-growth periods as the last third of the 1800s, the 1920s, the three decades immediately after World War II ... settled land area by a population that was growing ...
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 ...
For Poor Countries, Well-Worn Path to Development Turns Rocky
Wall Street Journal - 11/25/2015 2:28:41 AM
Mr. Gajjar’s downsizing is part of a phenomenon in India and other poor countries ... Global Headwinds World trade volume has been increasing at a slower rate than world GDP for the past few years. 15% GDP growth Trade volume growth 10 5 0 –5 ...
Singapore to pass Hong Kong in growth rate of millionaires
humanresourcesonline.net - 11/26/2015 2:41:49 AM
“Though Hong Kong has a much higher millionaire population than Singapore, recent events such as the umbrella revolution may have turned migratory HNWIs away from the city.” ALSO READ: The top 15 richest countries in the world He added that Singapore ...
Reps differ on population reduction
The Nation - 11/24/2015 11:08:15 PM
Kolawole said: “A report by the United States-based Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in its 2011 World Population Data Sheet ... “Unbridled population growth rate puts pressure on the country’s finances and infrastructure, especially roads, housing ...
Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries
News Week - 6/16/2015 10:34:18 AM
“While population growth is only one of many factors affecting the welfare of nations, it is no coincidence that countries with the slowest growing populations in the world today enjoy higher standards of living than countries with rapid rates of ...
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.