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
China GDP Growth Rate Is Slowest in Five Years
Wall Street Journal - 10/20/2014 11:38:49 PM
the statistics agency said. While 7% plus growth would be the envy of most countries, China has said it needs at least 7.2% growth to create some 10 million jobs annually for its huge population. As growth has slowed this year, China has rolled out a ...
Asia-Pacific Leads World in Wealth Growth
Yahoo Finance - 10/21/2014 4:49:37 PM
The region's population of HNWIs grew 17 percent to 4.3 million, while their wealth grew 18 percent to reach US$14.2 trillion, compared to growth rates of 13 percent ... 2 Rest of the World refers to all countries covered in the Global HNW Insights Survey ...
China's GDP growth slowest in five years
United Press International - 10/22/2014 12:20:35 AM
The growth ... country's bureau of National statistics reported. The lack of inflation is indicative of an economy growing more slowly than its potential, with too much capacity and too little demand. The lower-than-expected metrics regarding China, the ...
China’s growth rate is expected to slow sharply by the end of the decade
FORTUNE - 10/20/2014 10:05:46 PM
That growth rate was unmatched by any nation in the post-World War II era and helped transform the country into a major world player. China’s annual growth has recently slowed and the country is aiming for a 7.5% growth target this year. Other economic ...
World Bank President on Reducing Inequality
NDTV - 10/21/2014 11:20:20 AM
(Jim Yong Kim is President of the World Bank Group ... During the 2000s, these earners enjoyed more rapid income growth rates than the general population in 52 out of 78 low-income countries. But the mixed progress in achieving the United Nations ...
CAP GEMINI : Asia-Pacific Leads World in Wealth Growth
4 Traders - 10/21/2014 4:32:19 AM
Singapore, Hong Kong, October 21, 2014 - With Japan and China leading the way, the Asia-Pacific region registered world ... population of HNWIs grew 17 percent to 4.3 million, while their wealth grew 18 percent to reach US$14.2 trillion, compared to growth ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 past several ... Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s.
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 ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 12:09:08 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - Falling birth rates will slow the world's Muslim population growth ... "The declining growth rate is due primarily to falling fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries," it said, noting the birth rate is falling as more Muslim ...
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 ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
Now they say world population will continue growing into the next century. In India, a country of 1.2 billion ... isn't the only factor in population growth. In some of the poorest parts of the world, fertility rates remain high, driven by tradition ...
World population unlikely to stop growing this century
Nature - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
Baby boom in Africa set to push global population as high as 12 billion ... does still remain with regards to future birth rates, in particular in high-fertility countries in the developing world.” Taking into account the varying uncertainties makes ...
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 ...