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
World Bank Report Provides New Data to Help Ensure Urban Growth Benefits the Poor
The World Bank - 1/26/2015 4:03:11 AM
SINGAPORE, January 26, 2015 — Almost 200 million people moved to urban areas in East Asia from 2000-2010 – a figure that would be the world’s sixth-largest population for any single country ... shape and scale of the growth so they can get ...
Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming
Los Angeles Times - 1/25/2015 1:58:30 PM
So even though the highest rates of population growth are in the poorest and least educated countries — Africa's population is expected to triple by the end of the century — any attempt to address the issue will have to target the industrialized world ...
Philippines' urban density getting worse - World Bank
ABS-CBN News - 1/26/2015 3:41:42 AM
MANILA, Philippines – The country's ... country’s urban population,” the report said. Metro Manila’s land area has expanded in the last 10 years, but the report said the expansion grew at a much slower rate compared with the growth in population.
Agriculture GDP growth has accelerated to 3.3% in 11th plan
Economic Times - 1/26/2015 9:18:08 AM
COIMBATORE: Agriculture GDP growth has accelerated in the 11th plan, to an average rate of 3.3 per ... to feed the fast growing population, with more than a quarter of them still estimated to be below the poverty line, the country needs to produce more ...
Beijing to limit population growth this year
AsiaOne - 1/24/2015 6:00:05 AM
To inform our readers of the latest changes in various parts of the country, China Daily is reporting about some of these conferences. Beijing will keep a tight rein on population growth this year ... populous cities in the world. Last year, 368,000 ...
Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again
Yahoo Finance - 1/23/2015 10:07:38 PM
Venezuela is the most miserable country in world. And it is because the ... The list combines data about a country's inflation rate, interest rates, and unemployment. It also factors any slides in GDP growth. The reason why Venezuela has held its ...
Economy Watch: US, World Metro Areas’ Economic Growth Vastly Uneven
multihousingnews.com - 1/23/2015 7:58:47 PM
That’s according to a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, which ranked the world’s 300 largest metro areas in terms of economic and job growth. “With only 20 percent of the population,” the ...
The 29 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 2:43:49 PM
Venezuela, is again, the most miserable nation in the world, according to new analysis published by the Cato Institute. Cato's Misery Index ranks 108 countries ... rates, and unemployment figures together and then subtracts year-on-year per capita GDP ...
The U.S. Economy Is Strong, But Is It Strong Enough to Power the World? Davos is Worried
Bloomberg - 1/25/2015 10:55:22 PM
The world’s largest economy is one of the few global hotspots as Europe seeks to avoid deflation, China slows and falling commodity prices hurt countries ... interest rates this year, many Davos delegates said. Despite the recent growth and jobs recovery ...
Bulgaria Can Achieve Faster, Sustainable Growth
Kansas City infoZine - 1/24/2015 3:39:54 PM
World Bank Regional ... preparing the Bulgaria Systematic Country Diagnostic report, which analyses economic challenges facing the country, and ways to achieve faster and inclusive growth that would benefit the whole population, with special focus on ...
China Gender Imbalance ‘Most Serious’ in the World
China Digital Times - 1/25/2015 11:45:29 PM
China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Wednesday that the country ... weighing on growth prospects. The working-age population — those aged 16 to 59 — fell 3.71 million last year, the National Bureau of Statistics ...
New mortgage rules slow Riyadh real estate growth in Q4
Arabian Business - 1/24/2015 9:49:09 AM
Growth in Riyadh's residential real estate ... and consequently place further downward pressure on average daily rates," the report noted. Jamil Ghaznawi, national director and country head of JLL in Saudi Arabia, said: "In the last quarter of 2014 ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
MENAFN - 12/30/2014 6:15:25 AM
Although the population's growth rate affects its financial and social situation ... 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.
US Is a World Leader in Dysfunctional Democracy
Alter Net - 1/24/2015 3:22:36 AM
Almost half the world’s ... of the world’s population (some 2.6 billion people) still live under authoritarian rule.” The United States is at the bottom of the barrel of “full democracies,” ranking 19 out of the 24 countries, just below the ...
Ebola will not be gone in any country until it is gone from every country
WHO - 1/25/2015 10:12:25 PM
Migration, urbanization, population growth and ... been mounted by this world. How amazingly the different organizations and communities have dovetailed their work. Let us recognize the leadership of the presidents of the affected countries, Johnson ...