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 Warms Up to 'Low' Growth Rate Other Countries Would Kill For
Yahoo Finance - 3/4/2015 6:35:33 PM
That was partly because of a tighter job market due to China’s aging population ... rates [were] lower than the previous year,” said premier Li, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 21. “That is, we achieved growth ...
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 ...
Uganda: Managing Rapid Urbanization Can Help Uganda Achieve Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
AllAfrica - 3/4/2015 10:57:26 AM
However, current patterns of growth pose a significant challenge," said Philippe Dongier, the Country Director for the World Bank Group for Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi. "Urban population growth multiplies the number of challenges already facing urban ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
So which countries are projected to have the largest population growth? The top countries in order ... Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were from ...
Immigration behind record population growth
The Local - 2/19/2015 4:56:26 PM
Sweden is growing faster than ever. Record high immigration has sent population figures soaring, according to Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån), with the country soon expected to have more men than women for the first time in history.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
World Wildlife Day: Organized Crime Threat Growing
Environment News Service - 3/4/2015 8:12:47 AM
NEW YORK, New York, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime,” said the United Nations as the second World ... rates remained virtually unchanged in 2014 compared to 2013, and still exceed natural elephant population ...
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 ...
Invention Of The Week? New Cell Phone App Brings Internet To Developing Countries
Inventor Spot - 3/4/2015 2:53:39 PM
It’s a fact that over 85 per cent of the world’s population ... that growth. That’s our goal with Internet.org.” Sure, there are plenty of networking and infrastructure challenges in order to deliver the app in developing countries; however the ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
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 ...
China to hike defence budget by 10% this year
Times of India - 3/4/2015 9:31:32 AM
BEIJING: China will raise its defence budget by around 10 per cent this year, a top official said on Wednesday , emphasizing that "lagging behind" leaves the country "vulnerable ... in a budget report tomorrow. A growth rate of about 10 per cent could ...
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.