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 GDP Growth Rate Is Slowest in Five Years
Wall Street Journal - 10/20/2014 11:38:49 PM
the statistics agency said. While 7% plus growth would be the envy of most countries, China has said it needs at least 7.2% growth to create some 10 million jobs annually for its huge population. As growth has slowed this year, China has rolled out a ...
Population in Auckland and Canterbury regions grows fastest
7 News Yahoo - 10/21/2014 9:57:25 PM
Of New Zealand's 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury's population ... country on a permanent or long-term basis," population statistics manager Vina Cullum said. "The rise in net migration, together with natural increase, has bolstered population ...
Asia-Pacific Leads World in Wealth Growth
Yahoo Finance - 10/21/2014 9:54:26 AM
The region's population of HNWIs grew 17 percent to 4.3 million, while their wealth grew 18 percent to reach US$14.2 trillion, compared to growth rates of 13 percent ... 2 Rest of the World refers to all countries covered in the Global HNW Insights Survey ...
China’s growth rate is expected to slow sharply by the end of the decade
FORTUNE - 10/20/2014 10:05:46 PM
That growth rate was unmatched by any nation in the post-World War II era and helped transform the country into a major world player. China’s annual growth has recently slowed and the country is aiming for a 7.5% growth target this year. Other economic ...
Saving for the Future: Supporting Economic Growth and Living Standards in an Aging Poland
The World Bank - 10/21/2014 11:34:39 AM
Over the last two decades, Poland has been a shining success story of economic growth and convergence within the European Union (EU). During this time, Poland has managed an average annual per capita growth rate ... A new World Bank Country Economic ...
China's GDP growth slowest in five years
United Press International - 10/21/2014 1:43:30 PM
The growth ... country's bureau of National statistics reported. The lack of inflation is indicative of an economy growing more slowly than its potential, with too much capacity and too little demand. The lower-than-expected metrics regarding China, the ...
World Bank President on Reducing Inequality
NDTV - 10/21/2014 11:20:20 AM
(Jim Yong Kim is President of the World Bank Group ... During the 2000s, these earners enjoyed more rapid income growth rates than the general population in 52 out of 78 low-income countries. But the mixed progress in achieving the United Nations ...
CAP GEMINI : Asia-Pacific Leads World in Wealth Growth
4 Traders - 10/21/2014 4:32:19 AM
Singapore, Hong Kong, October 21, 2014 - With Japan and China leading the way, the Asia-Pacific region registered world ... population of HNWIs grew 17 percent to 4.3 million, while their wealth grew 18 percent to reach US$14.2 trillion, compared to growth ...
Economic impact of ageing population
The Straits Times - 10/22/2014 4:48:26 PM
... unless we take steps to increase population growth. An ageing population is a problem not only for Singapore but also for other countries around the world, as life expectancies rise and birth rates drop. The natural corollary is a rise in the old age ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/19/2014 10:18:04 AM
18 in the journal Science includes the most up-to-date numbers for future world ... population report to use modern statistics, known as Bayesian statistics, that combines all available information to generate better predictions. Most of the anticipated ...
$3,650 will make you one of the world's wealthies
Oklahoma News - 10/21/2014 9:00:09 PM
It contains only 6 percent of the world’s population, yet its people ... income disparities can be accounted for by country of birth," says U.S. News and World Report. The report predicts further growth in wealth and income inequality.
Localisation: the secret sauce behind Facebook’s explosive growth
Meme Burn - 10/21/2014 5:58:13 AM
It’s no secret that Facebook is a global phenomenon with 1.3 billion active users accounting for almost half of the world ... population of 2.9 billion people. More than 80% of this activity comes from outside North America, the biggest country on ...
Singapore to further cut vehicle population growth rate
Xinhua News Agency - 10/16/2014 12:30:41 PM
SINGAPORE, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Singapore will cut the annual growth rate of its vehicle population to 0.25 percent between February 2015 and January 2018, from the current 0.5 percent, the Land Transport Authority said on Thursday. The authority said that ...
It's not a small world after all: world population will soar
Philadelphia Daily News - 9/19/2014 9:49:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will ... the researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new statistical models.
UK Global Trends Report Forecasts Security Threats in Face of Growth, Climate Change, and Technological Change
newsecuritybeat.org - 10/22/2014 1:28:00 PM
Mexico is also predicted to show strong economic growth ... the most powerful country in the world.” India is also likely to enhance its military capacities, the report says, though not at the same rate as China or the U.S. Russia will probably increase ...