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
World Population Expected to Rise Rapidly This Century
US News and World Report - 10/23/2014 8:57:47 PM
The world population ... deal in projecting population growth because greater levels of education for women are correlated with a lower desired family size and more family planning. As women become more educated, on average, birth rates decrease, a ...
US Economists Warn on China, India Growth Slowdown
The Diplomat - 10/23/2014 10:02:13 PM
According to the two U.S. economists, growth in Asia’s billion-plus population “giants” of China and India is more likely to slow to a developed world pace of 2 percent ... to the mean in growth rates…Developing country growth rates are strongly ...
Minister Tasks Developing Countries On Maternal Mortality
Leadership - 10/23/2014 4:47:15 PM
The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Suleiman, has called on developing nations to address high rate of maternal mortality in order to benefit more from women’s contributions to economic growth ... population and development. The countries ...
Ebola czar a population control zealot
American Thinker - 10/23/2014 8:00:31 PM
... concerns about global population growth. Apparently, the earth’s population of 7 billion is out of control especially in UN-designated least developed countries (LDC’s). Klain says he wants to “make the world work for everyone" and believes too ...
Urbanization is Expected to Drive Rapid Growth in the Global Building Stock Over the Next 9 Years, According to Navigant Research
Yahoo Finance - 10/22/2014 10:14:44 AM
A recent report from Navigant Research provides data on the size and projected growth of the global building stock from 2013 to 2023, including forecasts for commercial and residential buildings, by country ... have urban population rates of more than ...
Datawatch: the growth of city living
Financial Times - 10/22/2014 7:22:56 AM
This year it is estimated that 54 per cent of the world’s population live in cities and ... The UN makes no effort to standardise individual countries definitions of urban: population numbers, density and the proportion not working in agriculture and ...
Aging population is concerning
yorktonnews.com - 10/23/2014 9:47:54 PM
Under three different scenarios modelled by Statistics Canada’s researchers - slow growth, medium growth and high growth - the country’s population is on track to exceed 40 million by 2063 (up from 35.2 million in 2013). The slow-growth scenario puts ...
Despite World Panic, The Rate Of New Ebola Infections Is Already Slowing Down
Forbes - 10/23/2014 5:08:43 PM
He said: Even as he says it’s possible the growth in new cases is declining ... Worse than the “Spanish flu” of 1918-19, which extrapolated to today’s world population would mean 60-150 million deaths? Worse than AIDS with about 35 million deaths?
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 ...
Saudi's Dar Al Arkan Real Estate aims for 10 percent growth next year
Reuters - 10/22/2014 6:32:49 AM
supply of housing in the country lags strong demand, the result of rapid population growth and slow progress in government building programs designed to ease the shortage. While government data shows the home ownership rate among roughly 20 million Saudis ...
Germany: 25 years later and no looking back
CNN - 10/15/2014 11:59:04 PM
(CNN)-- Not so long ago, Germany was vilified for its slow economic growth ... 5.3% unemployment rate is the second lowest in the EU. Germany exports more merchandise than any other country aside from China, and its share of total world trade is larger ...
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 ...
Bank of England keeps interest rates steady amid pessimism about global economy
FOX News - 10/22/2014 9:10:18 AM
The decision comes days after the bank's chief economist signaled he's gloomy about the economy despite a growth rate that is the envy of many G-7 countries. Andrew Haldane says global uncertainty and stagnant wage growth made him believe interest rates ...
Latin America Packaging Automation Market - By Solutions, Products, End Users, Countries And Vendors - Forecasts, Trends And Shares (2014- 2019)
The Street - 10/21/2014 11:16:10 PM
The steady growth in this region for some years and economic policies has improved the lives of millions. The poverty rate has also declined from 42 ... of the global flows.This increase in middle class population and the growth in the economy mean higher ...
Slowdown in Europe, US may not stall India’s export growth
Economic Times - 10/24/2014 3:52:58 AM
Last week, Germany's economy ministry cut the country's 2014 economic growth outlook to 1.2% from 1.8% earlier. It also fears growth could dip to 1.3% next year from an earlier forecast of 2%. And, in the US, while unemployment rate fell to 5.9% in ...