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
U.S. Could Be World's Most Populous Country, ahead of China, India
Pakistan Defence - 8/29/2014 2:57:41 AM
The United States, currently the world's third-most populous country behind China and India ... Chamie is hopeful that the United States can achieve high population-growth rates (even as China and India's populations plateau and begin to decrease ...
Jewish population growing steadily in the world
Weekly Blitz - 8/28/2014 9:35:34 PM
Growth rate of the Jewish population is significant in the United States, Russia, Poland and some other western countries. It is also expected that by 2030, the numbers of Jewish Synagogue around the world will increase by 8-10 percent.
Aging Will Reduce Economic Growth Worldwide in Coming Decades
Voice of America - 8/28/2014 10:18:31 PM
They are the world’s "Super Aged" nations - the term for countries where at least 20 percent of the population is 65 years or older ... What Every Business Needs to Know." “Economic growth rates will slow down, jobs will not be available for ...
Food security and population growth
Fiji Times - 8/27/2014 8:18:01 PM
If fertility rates ... Population Growth: Are they Connected? and to discuss the topic of Population and Food Security: Key Trends and Changing Dynamics. UNFPA Pacific Director and Representative Dr Laurent Zessler emphasised that presently, the world ...
The 11 Most Dangerous Countries in The World
BoldSky - 8/28/2014 4:06:17 PM
Things are changing dramatically in the world with population in certain ... happenings in these countries. Let us go ahead and look at these world's most dangerous countries. These countries also have the highest murder rates and highest homicide rates.
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 ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
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 ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The countries with the fastest individual growth rates also have marked concentrations of urban ... A week ahead of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day on Jul. 11, UNFPA sponsored a three-day conference on access to family planning in developing ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 5:09:47 PM
Muslims will number 2.2 billion by 2030 compared to 1.6 billion in 2010, making up 26.4 percent of the world population compared to ... saw a close link between education and birth rates in Muslim-majority countries. Women in countries with the least ...
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 ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Australia’s population growth rate in the year to 30 June of 1.7% might have been the country’s lowest since the year ended 30 June 2006 but it is substantially higher than the 1.1% growth in the world’s total population. The Australian Bureau of ...
World population gain hits record, but growth rate stable
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/31/1983 11:54:49 PM
The record one-year increase of 82 million on June 30, 1983, represents a 1.75 percent growth rate ... virtually every other country in Latin America. . . .'' According to studies by the Population Reference Bureau Inc., the world's population increase ...
India's population growth rate declines
The Independent - 3/31/2011 10:57:24 PM
India is now home to 17 per cent of the world's people as its population climbed to 1.21 billion this year, though growth actually slowed for the first time in 90 years, census officials said yesterday. The country – second only to China in number of ...