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
Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners
Inter Press Service - 9/23/2016 11:38:27 AM
By 2050, however, due to the doublers’ rapid rates of demographic growth that proportion is expected to increase to 18 percent of the world’s projected population of nearly 10 billion people. Among the doublers the country with the most rapid increase ...
Can the World Sustain 9 Billion People by 2050?
trueviralnews.com - 9/22/2016 6:31:49 AM
World population growth peaked in the 1960s, and has been dropping steadily since the ’70s. 1.24% was the growth rate a decade ago, annually. Today, it is 1.18% per year. Populations in developed countries have slowed to a trickle. Here, it has gotten ...
Women’s Reproductive Rights – an International Perspective on Population Control (Part 1)
jjlinternational.com - 9/24/2016 11:37:16 AM
This is not only evident in these countries but also in more developed countries ... The Changing Faces of Population Control (2002), since 1965, the world’s annual population growth rate has fallen from 2.04 percent to 1.33 percent.
Southern Africa's Working-Age Population Presents Potential for Growth
The World Bank - 9/19/2016 10:13:07 PM
Putting Southern Africa’s increasing working-age population to work by 2050 could increase incomes per capita, reduce poverty and increase growth in five of its countries, according to a new World Bank study ... high unemployment rate, if not tackled.
Blind men and the elephant: what does the elephant curve really tell us about rich countries?
resolutionfoundation.org - 9/13/2016 3:57:51 AM
The red line below uses a constant population and consistent set of countries, but for demonstration also excludes these countries. Now the weakest growth shown in the ‘trunk’ is around 40 per cent: below the growth rates of most of the rest of the ...
Global Growth Continues To Grind To A Halt – Here’s Why
truepublica.org.uk - 9/24/2016 11:15:47 AM
During the financial crisis the Federal Reserve and other central banks were hailed for their actions: by slashing rates ... the world is slowing down” that overall population growth has slowed and it has been strongest in less stable countries ...
Alzheimer's Rate Stemmed in Rich Countries
worldhealth.net - 9/23/2016 10:05:23 AM
Recent data suggests that at least in richer countries, the rate of new cases has slowed or even reversed ... which was based then on ageing trends and population growth. Therefore, the likelihood of Britains over 65 developing dementia is lower than ...
The world's fastest-growing population needs our help
Devex - 9/22/2016 1:05:32 PM
The 21st Largest Country is the fastest-growing in the world, expanding by 9.75 percent in the past year. At this rate, the population would become the world’s fifth largest by 2030. Such growth demonstrates the scale of conflicts around the world as ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 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 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 ...
Reality check: How are countries taking care of their ageing populations?
Weekly Blitz - 9/19/2016 12:54:46 PM
As fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases ... 2010 and is expected to become 81 years by the end of the century. Nearly 60% of the world’s over 60 population resides in the Asia Pacific region and this number is expected to more than ...
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 9/16/2016 11:56:53 PM
Uganda’s current growth rate is 3.1 percent, while the world average is 1.2 percent. The Ugandan government’s lack of commitment to family planning is the main reason for the country’s extraordinary population growth, says Haub. The PRB study ...
The 20 Countries With The Highest Population Growth
worldatlas.com - 6/13/2016 11:55:01 PM
The population of the world has now surpassed 7 billion people, and it continues to increase at an alarming rate. Growth rates tend to vary from considerably from country to country, and, ironically, developing countries tend to experience higher rates of ...
We shall continue to work with Nigerian government to promote growth
guardian.ng - 9/24/2016 2:47:33 AM
According to statistics, the world’s Gini coefficient has reached 0.7, higher than the recognised alarm level that stands at 0.6 and this is something we must pay great attention to. China understands how difficult it can be for a developing country such ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.