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
Myanmar population law raises fears for Rohingya minority
The Rakyat Post - 5/24/2015 4:02:14 PM
AFP pic Myanmar has enacted a population law that rights groups said on Sunday targets persecuted Rohingya Muslims, a minority group at the centre of a migration crisis that has seen thousands flee the country ... population growth rate and a high birth ...
Ghana gearing up to improve contraceptive growth rate
Ghana Web - 5/24/2015 1:03:16 PM
Dr Nyarko noted that population growth if unchecked, has implications for a country's development thus the need to increase the use of contraceptives to satisfy people's demand for family planning services. She said although Ghana's fertility rate has been ...
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.
Agri research key to inclusive growth
Inquirer - 5/24/2015 2:57:48 PM
Based on selective breeding, GIFT succeeded in producing tilapia that grows faster with a high survival rate, thus increasing ... level recommended by the World Bank for developing countries to sustain agriculture growth, which is 1 percent of the gross ...
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 rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
CONTROVERSIAL POPULATION BILL ENACTED IN MYANMAR
Punemirror - 5/24/2015 11:01:35 AM
The Population Control Health ... spacing guidelines in areas with high rates of population growth. Hard-line Buddhists have repeatedly warned that Muslims, with their high birthrates, could take over the country. 65-YEAR-OLD IS NOW A MOTHER OF 17 CHILDREN ...
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
Christian population declines as others see growth
Shreveport Times - 5/24/2015 5:06:39 PM
However, Johnson said in many parts of the world there is a religious awakening happening now. “There’s phenomenal growth of the ... from the rest of the country. “When it comes to something like affiliation, the Jewish population in most Southern ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2009 (IPS) - The world ... Population and Health Research Centre, told IPS. “By 2050 Kenya is projected to have 87 million people.” Kenya currently has a population of 39 million. The countries with the fastest individual growth ...