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
Qatar's forecast 10.5% average population growth will be one of world's highest: QNB
Zawya - 3/5/2014 5:30:20 AM
Qatar's forecast 10.5% average population growth for 2014 will be one of the world's highest rates, QNB said in a report. Qatar's population grew by 10.4% year-on-year in February to reach 2.12m. Population growth in recent months has been driven up by the ...
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
The United Nations population division said this summer that fertility ... but still forecasts that the country will have 521 million people by the end of the century, an increase from about 160 million in 2010. The U.N. forecast is 914 million.
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
In wooing foreign investors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks of India's "ample human resources ... a growing working-age population in a world that is aging very rapidly." India's leaders view their country's youth bulge as a competitive ...
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 ...
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 ...
U.N.: World population to be 9.6 billion by 2050; Africa leads growth
United Press International - 6/14/2013 2:32:30 PM
NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- The nations of Africa will lead the world in population growth by 2050, when an estimated ... The projected increases are based on adjustments to fertility rates. In some countries, the rates have actually risen in recent years ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/21/2011 11:55:21 PM
WASHINGTON — The population ... he said. “People are a bit aimless right now.” Underlying the modest growth was an immigration level that was the lowest in 20 years. The net increase of immigrants to the United States for the year that ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
ipsnews.net - 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 ...
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 ...
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
in.com - 2/27/2013 6:55:24 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 ...