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
UN Report: Demographic Shift Could Boost Growth
Black Press USA - 11/20/2014 2:23:41 AM
In its State of World Population 2014 report, UNFPA said demographic shifts taking place in about 60 developing countries, primarily in Africa and Asia, are opening a window for a demographic dividend. The size of the dividend depends largely on the ...
UAE Registered Highest Growth of UHNW Population in 2014
Dubai Chronicle - 11/20/2014 3:13:47 AM
The United Arab Emirates experienced the fastest UHNW population and wealth growth in the world. Over the last one year, the number of UHNW individuals in the country increased by 21.4%, compared to the world’s 6% and the Middle East’s 12.7%.
India an antithesis of what most countries face today: Morgan Stanley’s Desai
Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - 11/19/2014 6:45:33 PM
would translate into higher growth rates for the country by reducing the disease burden. Edited excerpts: What is driving the Indian equity markets? Multiple things. First, it is the long-term structural story. Most of the major blocks in the world are ...
Casualty of Population Control
The New Indian Express - 11/20/2014 5:58:26 AM
India is projected to surpass China and be the largest populated country in 2030. Although the population growth rate has come down from 2.3 per ... As per the latest UN data, 37 per cent of world’s women who undergo sterilisation belong to India.
Uganda's Population Now At 34.9 Million
AllAfrica - 11/19/2014 9:05:44 AM
Though all districts registered positive growth rates, Moyo and Kaabong registered negative population growth rates. Releasing the report, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda described it as an important milestone for the country. "This report provides a basis ...
Oregon population up 1 percent in year
The Tampa Tribune - 11/19/2014 7:28:30 PM
Oregon's population continued to grow through the recession, but at a slower rate. The rate was at about half a percentage point three years ago, and growth has accelerated since then. Risa Proehl (PREL) of the research center says about three-quarters of ...
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 ...
Baldwin's growth demands first-rate governing: opinion
Al.com - 11/19/2014 11:43:13 AM
The county continues to grapple with enormous population growth as new residents are drawn to the area ... A more professional approach would help the county attract and retain first-rate professionals for top positions - something it desperately needs.
Are we a giving country? Report finds Pak, Sri Lanka way more generous than India
Firstpost - 11/19/2014 6:21:05 AM
China tops the list for the highest number of people helping strangers due to its large population. Almost 409 million people had helped a stranger in China in the previous month. The World Giving ... in the global GDP growth rate reported between 2012 ...
Indonesia revises Islamic banking rules as industry growth slides
Economic Times - 11/20/2014 12:39:17 PM
Indonesia has the world's biggest Muslim population ... assets in the country as of September, the latest central bank data showed. Authorities want Islamic banks to hold at least 15 per cent of the market by 2023, but the sector's growth is stalling.
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
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 ...
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 ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/20/2011 11:56:32 PM
The first measure of the American population in the new decade offered fresh evidence that the economic trouble that has plagued the country for the past several ... Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s.
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
IBN Live - 2/28/2013 12:27:40 PM
Bihar's growth rate was followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra during the period, according to the report. Omno Ruhl, Country ... Kumar told the World Bank official that the state had earlier planned to link villages with a population of 500 and ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/23/2010 8:28:46 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 ...