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
Govt committed to control population growth: Ahsan
Business Recorder - 8/4/2015 1:46:44 PM
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that the government was committed to focus on controlling population ... the GDP growth rate up to 7 percent to provide employment opportunities to youth in the country.
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
By about 2050, Nigeria, which is currently the most populous country in Africa, will pass the U.S. to have the world's third-largest population, behind India and China. Africa has the world's highest rate of population growth. By contrast, almost 50 ...
Nigeria projected to be 3rd most populous country in the world by 2050
The Sun - 8/4/2015 12:32:10 AM
More than half of this growth comes from Africa, where the population is set to double to 2.5 billion. Nigeria’s population will reach 413m, overtaking America as the world’s third most-populous country. Congo and Ethiopia will swell to more than 195m ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
Australian News - 7/30/2015 5:24:25 AM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world"s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
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 ...
India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.
Reuters - 7/29/2015 12:35:06 PM
John Wilmoth, head of the U.N. population division, said the concentration of growth in the poorest countries would make it harder to eradicate poverty, combat hunger and expand schooling and health systems. The world's two largest nations, China and India ...
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 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 ...
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.
Healthcare-IT bond strengthens: Telemedicine market to be worth $34 bn by 2020
Firstpost - 8/4/2015 2:51:09 PM
According to a new market research report, 'Global Telemedicine Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts ... a great potential for the population aged 60 years and above. The scope of telemedicine is increasing in developing countries because of increasing ...
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 ...
World population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries: UN -
Associated Press of Pakistan - 7/30/2015 7:21:56 PM
UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (APP): The world's population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by ... and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world's third largest country around 35 years from now, according to a new United Nations report.
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...