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
Efforts against female genital mutilation could be thwarted by population growth
Catholic Online - 7/22/2014 7:20:29 PM
Advances in fighting female genital mutilation, or FGM and child marriage could be offset by population growth unless the rate of progress increases ... those gains will be lost as population grows in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where ...
India Among the Top 10 Countries with Highest Rates of Child Marriage: UNICEF
The Indian Republic - 7/23/2014 5:28:57 AM
India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world, claims a report ... over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.
China’s internet population growth reaches to 632 million, majority using mobile devices for online access
Industry Leaders Magazine - 7/22/2014 11:20:53 AM
China’s Internet adoption rate had been growing over the years but that growth now appears ... With China having the world’s largest smartphone market, the International Data Corporation predicts that the country is likely to account for nearly 1.8 ...
Only a Third of Nigerians are Poor, Says World Bank
nigerianmuse.com - 7/23/2014 4:53:09 AM
The World Bank also predicted a 7.4 per cent growth rate in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP ... Most Nigerians cannot afford not to work, but a large share of the population is engaged in low productivity and low paying tasks.”
FACTBOX: Population growth could blunt battle against FGM, child marriage - UNICEF
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/22/2014 1:55:23 AM
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Advances in fighting female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage could be offset by population growth unless the rate of progress increases ... population grows in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle ...
New Zealand among most ethnically diverse countries
MercatorNet - 7/21/2014 9:34:42 AM
I was surprised to learn that as many as one in four people living in New Zealand in 2013 was born in another country ... rates about replacement levels. It comes as no surprise that a declining birth rate is the main driver of slowing population growth.
MANDRYK: Population growth is never guaranteed
Leader Post - 7/17/2014 11:58:26 PM
Saskatchewan has had population growth in 82 of its 109 years (counting this year) in existence, including a record 31 straight years from its establishment in 1905 until 1936, and then a 21-year stretch from the Second World War’s end until the late 1960s.
More Nigerians are Underemployed Than Unemployed – World Bank
Ventures - 7/23/2014 9:53:48 AM
It revealed that only 33.1 percent of the country’s 169 million population are living below the ... on a strong path toward poverty reduction. The World Bank also predicted a 7.4 percent growth rate in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) this ...
Malawi: Youth Can Be Drivers of Economic Growth
AllAfrica - 7/17/2014 10:51:01 AM
"As Malawi and the world improve health and reduce mortality ... And Gondwe said the fact that a large proportion of the country's population comprised young people and a growth rate of 2.8 per cent per annum, would exert pressure on social services ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
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 ...
China’s internet population growth reaches to 632 million
BGR - 7/21/2014 1:16:36 PM
China’s internet population, the world’s largest, reached 632 million by the end ... state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Official statistics showed that in the first three months of 2014, shipments of smartphones hit 100 million, down 24.7 percent ...
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 ...
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, noting the ...
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 ...
India's population growth rate declines
The Independent - 3/31/2011 10:57:24 PM
India is now home to 17 per cent of the world's people as its population climbed to 1.21 billion this year, though growth actually slowed for the first time in 90 years, census officials said yesterday. The country – second only to China in number of ...