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
Inclusive Growth Will Propel Nigeria To Top 20 Economies
Ventures - 7/31/2014 9:58:38 AM
The report titled “Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth in Africa ... a fresh report by the World Bank this week says poverty in Nigeria has significantly reduced with only 33.1 percent of the country’s 169 million population are living ...
U.K. Recovery Flattered by Population Growth
The Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2014 4:53:46 PM
Some figures provided by the European Union’s statistics agency illustrate the damage suffered by the U.K. economy in recent years, adjusting output for population increase. The figures run to the end of last year, but even six months of strong growth ...
One Third of World Population is Active on Facebook
US Financial Post - 7/30/2014 1:34:34 PM
Recent statistics ... the world’s population interacting with each other on your platform, you can define the knowledge economy as you please. As far as investors are concerned, they should be pleased with the knowledge of a 100% year over year growth.
Nigeria’s large working age population to drive economic growth
Businessday - 7/29/2014 12:14:01 AM
Similarly the International Labor Organization’s (ILO, 2011) population growth rate projections for the next 15 years ... the poor work skills of the growing army of products from the country’s troubled tertiary education system, a system once ...
Why the aging developed country population affects your portfolio
Market Realist - 7/29/2014 10:29:38 AM
The developed world’s aging ... less of an impact on growth in the economy or markets. Market Realist – An aging population usually implies slower growth and less demand for capital. This consequently suggests lower interest rates.
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 ...
The “Next 15″ will drive 80pc of emerging market growth by 2025: report
Luxury Daily - 7/30/2014 8:26:45 AM
With 60 percent of the world’s population living within these countries, brands now have opportunities for growth outside the traditional established markets. McKinsey’s LuxuryScope Next 15 chart Although a significant amount of these emerging city ...
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 ...
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 ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 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 5:09:47 PM
Muslims will number 2.2 billion by 2030 compared to 1.6 billion in 2010, making up 26.4 percent of the world population compared to ... saw a close link between education and birth rates in Muslim-majority countries. Women in countries with the least ...
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 ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The countries with the fastest individual growth rates also have marked concentrations of urban ... A week ahead of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day on Jul. 11, UNFPA sponsored a three-day conference on access to family planning in developing ...
World population gain hits record, but growth rate stable
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/31/1983 11:54:49 PM
The record one-year increase of 82 million on June 30, 1983, represents a 1.75 percent growth rate ... virtually every other country in Latin America. . . .'' According to studies by the Population Reference Bureau Inc., the world's population increase ...