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’s Growing Population Spurring Demand for WIRT; Market to Swell by 43%
University Chronicle - 5/28/2015 1:34:19 PM
older cities with rapid population growth are susceptible to water infrastructure issues because their systems tend to be aged and stressed. “The population of the world has been growing at an average annual rate of close to 1.6% from 1950 to 2014 ...
What countries are driving most of the growth of the Internet sector?
Investopedia - 5/29/2015 4:32:05 PM
Not only are they two of the largest countries in the world in terms of population ... while India is not far behind at 1.2 billion. At the current growth rates, India is expected to surpass China’s population by 2025. The demographics of the two ...
Leap of faith: the growth of Halal tourism
Arabian Business - 5/29/2015 5:19:13 AM
It’s the fastest growing sector of tourism in the world and countries are slowing beginning to tap into it. Halal tourism will grow at a rate ... growth strategy research and advisory company, DinarStandard, says Malaysia, where 60 percent of the ...
11 Countries with the Highest Rates of Malnutrition in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/29/2015 9:36:54 AM
While many is a part of the great undernourished population, they are too many that WHO and UNICEF can’t handle them all at the same time. Are you eager to know the list of countries with the highest rates of malnutrition in the world? Well, we have a ...
Study: New cases of cancer rising globally, but death rates falling in many countries
News-Medical - 5/29/2015 3:46:09 AM
New cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries globally - regardless of income - but the death rates from cancer are falling ... threefold during this period due in part to population growth and aging. For women, similar factors ...
Slow Growth: A Tale Of 2 Theories
Seeking Alpha - 5/29/2015 7:56:42 AM
Summers lists six important and potentially long-lasting changes in our economy that have led to lower demand: 1) a debt overhang and lower demand for leveraged investing, 2) a declining rate of population ... home country. But slow economic growth is ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
Russia's population politics
American Thinker - 5/29/2015 6:16:29 AM
In 2006-2012 Russia recorded the fastest increase in total fertility rate (TFR) in Europe, and the second fastest in the world ... Russia’s population data over the past decade raises serious question. We have no idea as to what this country’s real ...
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 ...
CDC Foundation and Partners Release Statistics on Global Adult Tobacco Use Covering 60 Percent of World's Population
Market Watch - 5/29/2015 10:12:42 AM
The GATS Atlas highlights findings from 22 GATS countries in a user-friendly, visual format and incorporates data covering nearly 60 percent of the world's population. The Atlas presents globally comparable data for more than 3 billion adults. Data ...
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.
15.2% Indian population is ‘hungry’, says UN report
PrepSure - 5/29/2015 7:13:45 AM
India is home to 194.6 million undernourished people – which makes up over 15% of its population. It put the country right at the top of ... The report found that the higher economic growth across the world has not been fully translated to higher food ...
Can Anheuser Achieve More Growth In The U.S.?
Trefis - 5/28/2015 3:43:10 PM
Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) is the largest brewer in the world ... certain emerging countries has dragged down beer sales, growth in the U.S. has become more pivotal for AB InBev. Beer is a mature market in the U.S., and an aging population of baby ...
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 ...
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 ...