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
Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners
peakoil.com - 9/26/2016 7:38:40 AM
By 2050, however, due to the doublers’ rapid rates of demographic growth that proportion is expected to increase to 18 percent of the world’s projected population of nearly 10 billion people. Among the doublers the country with the most rapid increase ...
Can the World Sustain 9 Billion People by 2050?
trueviralnews.com - 9/22/2016 6:31:49 AM
World population growth peaked in the 1960s, and has been dropping steadily since the ’70s. 1.24% was the growth rate a decade ago, annually. Today, it is 1.18% per year. Populations in developed countries have slowed to a trickle. Here, it has gotten ...
Southern Africa's Working-Age Population Presents Potential for Growth
The World Bank - 9/19/2016 10:13:07 PM
Putting Southern Africa’s increasing working-age population to work by 2050 could increase incomes per capita, reduce poverty and increase growth in five of its countries, according to a new World Bank study ... high unemployment rate, if not tackled.
India Growing 8% a Year Seen by Citi Helping Oil, Gold Demand
Bloomberg - 9/26/2016 4:46:52 AM
India has become the center of the world’s oil demand growth and the country’s economic growth will affect global commodities, Citigroup Inc. said in a research note. The world’s second-largest country by population ... double-digit rates as car ...
Why raising retirement age is good for China
ejinsight.com - 9/26/2016 4:32:33 AM
If the authorities raise retirement age by one year, the nation’s gross domestic product growth rate will increase ... China’s old population will exceed that of all developed nations combined. However, China has set the world’s lowest retirement ...
Incomes declining or stagnant for the vast majority in “rich” countries
jagadees.wordpress.com - 9/25/2016 9:05:45 AM
These countries, whose total population is 800 million, account for half of the world’s economic output ... only deepen if current economic trends continue. Should the rate of economic growth fail to increase, McKinsey predicts that 70 to 80 percent ...
Women’s Reproductive Rights – an International Perspective on Population Control (Part 1)
jjlinternational.com - 9/23/2016 11:55:45 PM
This is not only evident in these countries but also in more developed countries ... The Changing Faces of Population Control (2002), since 1965, the world’s annual population growth rate has fallen from 2.04 percent to 1.33 percent.
Mmegi Online :: Jobs for youth could boost economic growth–World Bank
Mmegi Online - 9/23/2016 4:17:37 PM
Botswana’s youth unemployment rate is estimated at 33% with general unemployment rate projected at 19%. The report: Forever young? Social policies for a changing population in ... said Guangzhe Chen, World Bank Group Country Director for Southern Africa.
Central bankers create debt, not growth, by ignoring demographic reality
icis.com - 9/26/2016 5:22:39 AM
Here’s the situation the country’s leaders face: “Japan has the world’s oldest population, as well as a low birth rate and little immigration, but its growth problems go far deeper. In the early 1990s, the country’s postwar growth boom collapsed ...
The world's fastest-growing population needs our help
Devex - 9/22/2016 1:05:32 PM
The 21st Largest Country is the fastest-growing in the world, expanding by 9.75 percent in the past year. At this rate, the population would become the world’s fifth largest by 2030. Such growth demonstrates the scale of conflicts around the world as ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
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 ...
Are these Africa’s 10 Most Developed Countries?
howafrica.com - 9/25/2016 5:48:18 PM
Namibia is the state that has strong economic policies for the growth of the state and to boost up the economic position of the state. The experts of the world estimated ... for the citizens of the country. The population is not very large but has ...
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Uganda’s current growth rate is 3.1 percent, while the world average is 1.2 percent. The Ugandan government’s lack of commitment to family planning is the main reason for the country’s extraordinary population growth, says Haub. The PRB study ...
Reality check: How are countries taking care of their ageing populations?
Weekly Blitz - 9/19/2016 12:54:46 PM
As fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases ... 2010 and is expected to become 81 years by the end of the century. Nearly 60% of the world’s over 60 population resides in the Asia Pacific region and this number is expected to more than ...