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, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Because the internal and external factors vary greatly across countries, there are sharp national differences in projected population growth ... projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010.
India needs to up its GDP to exploit global interest
Money Control - 12/1/2015 12:37:11 PM
India has to find ways to take its current GDP from 7 per cent to 10 per cent within the next three years to take advantage of the renewed global interest in the country as ... and 2010 while the world as a whole registered a growth rate of 3.3 per cent ...
Great Asian Slowdown
econintersect.com - 12/2/2015 2:27:33 AM
Neither advanced Western countries, nor commodity exporters from the emerging world, will be able ... China's working age population peaked in 2012 and has since been declining. This is reducing China's potential growth rate. In contrast to Japan, China ...
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 Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries
News Week - 6/16/2015 10:34:18 AM
“While population growth is only one of many factors affecting the welfare of nations, it is no coincidence that countries with the slowest growing populations in the world today enjoy higher standards of living than countries with rapid rates of ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised by high rates of population growth ... to a World Health Report 2001 issued recently by WHO. Despite the decline, fertility rates are still high in some Gulf countries.
Falling Japanese population puts focus on low birth rate
The Irish Times - 12/2/2015 1:01:39 AM
This crisis will grow in the coming years, putting a break on growth in the world ... rate in the OECD, they say. “Japan’s reliance on foreign labour is only 0.3 per cent of its workforce”, far below the 5 per cent share in most advanced countries.
95pc of world’s population now covered by a mobile signal, says ITU
Silicon Republic - 12/1/2015 8:19:29 AM
Irish girl Niamh Scanlon up for European Digital Girl of the Year Accenture CEO on gender equality: “We have to take care of all people” (video) Over 43pc of the world’s population ... Developed Countries (LDCs). Latest data show that growth in ...
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.
We must always monitor population growth. Always.
The World Outline - 10/9/2013 11:30:47 AM
In its latest projections from June this year, the Population Division of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that world ... population growth; that is, richer countries have lower population growth rates.
Africa to Record Largest Population Growth Over Next 40 Years
Voice of America - 9/12/2013 11:12:42 AM
DAKAR— A new report predicts that sub-Saharan Africa will record the ... the population of Niger is still expected to nearly quadruple by 2050, according to Haub. In the past, population growth in many African countries was slowed by high rates of ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
The growth of the economic and social growing rates doesn’t cover the population growth (AFP File Photo/ Mahmud Hams ... that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
By about 2050, Nigeria, which is currently the most populous country in Africa, will pass the U.S. to have the world's third-largest population, behind India and China. Africa has the world's highest rate of population growth. By contrast, almost 50 ...
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
Bloomberg - 8/18/2015 5:59:09 AM
Key to the countries' growth? Babies. While the U.S. and other developed ... Somalia and Chad have the highest fertility rates in the world. "The population gains are also due to a decline in mortality rates due to improvements in public health," said ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
UN News Centre - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...