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
Tolerance amid the growth of Islam
Dallas News - 5/1/2015 5:05:18 PM
A recently released Pew Research Center study looked at the age distribution, fertility and mortality rates, and patterns of migration and conversion of the world ... in Western countries, many of which will see the share of their population that is ...
Population growth said to fuel Q1 rent rises in Qatar
Arabian Business - 5/1/2015 8:58:32 AM
However, the increase in the country's ... of March 2015, the population realised an increase of 9.5 percent according to the Qatar Statistics Authority. This along with new apartments entering the market has contributed to the growth of the residential ...
Everything You Need to Know About Drug Incarceration Rates Across the US
Gizmodo - 5/2/2015 4:56:57 PM
The biggest contributing factor to our booming prison population? Drugs, drugs, and more drugs. The Coalition Against Drug Abuse has just released a report investigating how federal drug sentencing varies across the country, pulling statistics from a 2013 ...
What hope for Nigeria’s unbanked population?
The Nation - 5/3/2015 12:20:46 AM
economic growth and poverty alleviation, and it is supported by the federal government, who in October 2014 divulged intentions to explore the network of the Nigerian Postal Service to reduce the unbanked population in the country to 10 per cent by 2016.
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.
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 ...
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.
Reserve Bank slashes Malawi GDP growth rate forecast
Nyasa Times - 4/30/2015 11:54:30 PM
According to latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) minutes released Wednesday, the four percentage points revision in the growth ... both for the country’s balance of payments and its fiscal deficit.Accordingly, although interest rates may decline ...
Diageo: Could Africa Be The Motor For Growth?
Trefis - 4/30/2015 3:26:16 PM
The working age population ... countries hardly have a prominent international spirits culture. In this situation, there exists a huge market at Diageo’s disposal to penetrate, especially as the purchasing power of people improve with higher economic growth.
American police kill civilians at a shocking rate compared to other developed countries
Global Post - 5/2/2015 5:22:36 AM
US police brutality against civilians is in the spotlight once more, and the world is watching ... Even when you account for population size, gun ownership, and violent crime rates, American police out-kill civilians by staggering factors relative ...
Pacific Islands Are Home To 'Fattest Countries' on Earth, Reports World Health Organization
HNGN - 5/2/2015 3:02:25 PM
Cook Islands lead the list with 50.8 percent of its population rated as obese or with a BMI of over 30kgs/m2. Palau comes next with 47.6 percent. On average, the statistics gathered by WHO showed that for the top 10 obese countries, 30-50 percent of their ...
11 Countries with Highest Standard of Living
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/2/2015 8:35:52 AM
Highest standard of living can be measured thru the country’s level of safety, standard of education (where knowledge as measured by the adult literacy rate and the gross enrolment ... the economy is divided by the population. Wouldn’t be great to ...
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:00:54 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 ...
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 ...