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
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 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 ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure 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 below ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/20/2011 11:56:32 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 the ... in the last year of World War II. “The nation’s overall growth rate is now at its lowest point ...
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 ...
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
IBN Live - 2/28/2013 12:27:40 PM
Bihar's growth rate was followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra during the period, according to the report. Omno Ruhl, Country ... Kumar told the World Bank official that the state had earlier planned to link villages with a population of 500 and ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/23/2010 8:28:46 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 ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
(1) The big story is sub-Saharan Africa Almost all of the countries growing more than 2 percent per year are in Africa. There are a few reasons for that. Birth rates ... population projections, show that Africa's growth is expected to outpace the rest of ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 4/1/2012 5:05:04 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 ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/20/2012 2:14:39 PM
In India, a country of 1.2 billion people ... Momentum isn't the only factor in population growth. In some of the poorest parts of the world, fertility rates remain high, driven by tradition, religion, the inferior status of women and limited access ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The countries with the fastest individual growth rates also have marked concentrations of urban ... A week ahead of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day on Jul. 11, UNFPA sponsored a three-day conference on access to family planning in developing ...
World Population to Top 9 Billion by 2050, 49% Growth from Africa
International Business Times - 7/29/2011 10:15:18 PM
Towards 2050, the entire developed world is expected to contribute only three percent of the projected global growth. In developing countries, populations are expected to explode. In Africa alone, the population is expected to grow 1.1 billion, or 49 ...
Is population growth out of control?
BBC - 9/28/2013 7:07:39 PM
"If you look at fertility rates - the number of babies ... to account for more than half of the total global population growth between now and 2050. His forecasts are lower for the world's two largest countries too. He predicts China's population will ...
Interactive: Africa to fuel global population growth
USA Today - 8/21/2013 5:51:01 PM
Today, the United States is the third most-populous country in the world ... to maintain modest growth. That's because of immigration and higher birth rates among immigrants, according to Carl Haub, a senior demographer at the Population Reference Bureau.
New study confirms 'Limits to Growth' prediction of imminent global collapse
Inhabitat - 12/22/2014 8:08:06 PM
The book Limits to Growth – a 1972 harbinger of the “death ... from the environment (including resources and pollution) to world population (including the birth and death rate) and the economy (including food, services and industrial output, per ...