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
One Thing That Could Save The Global Economy: Robots
NDTV - 12/5/2016 10:54:49 AM
But what matters for economic growth is not the number of people but the rate ... population increase will be among the retirement crowd. These trends are toxic for economic growth, and boosting the number of robots may be the easiest answer for many ...
Sustainable Development Goals lead to lower population growth
Phys - 11/29/2016 7:23:01 PM
SDG scenarios (in blue) lead to lower population growth than other population projection scenarios ... "The key factors are the effects of increasing female education on lowering birth rates in developing countries, and the health target that includes ...
Demographic dividend: An opportunity to accelerate growth
opinion.bdnews24.com - 11/24/2016 11:53:48 PM
In 1978, population was declared as the number one problem for the country. All subsequent plans laid ... have come to an end by the 1930s but for the Second World War. The population growth rate had increased sharply during the 1930s, reaching a decadal ...
The U.S. Economic Power
paradigmsanddemographics.blogspot.com - 12/5/2016 6:01:20 AM
Using economic forecasts from the World Bank and population projections from the United Nations ... This will likely result in higher growth rates for countries with growing populations. The U.N. projects that the largest increases in population will ...
Poorest Countries In Africa
worldatlas.com - 11/28/2016 11:49:03 PM
Burundi, the Central African Republic, and Niger are the poorest African nations, and also the poorest in the world ... rates, improper access to health facilities, etc. Liberia, a West African country, covers an area of 111,369 square km and houses a ...
Union minister Giriraj Singh calls for mass sterilisation to control population
Hindustan Times - 12/4/2016 12:57:42 PM
Union minister Giriraj Singh said India has 16% of world’s population ... (sterilisation) in the country. The minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises had advocated sterilisation to control population growth at a function in his ...
Tanzania: Why Population Growth Must Be Checked
AllAfrica - 11/22/2016 5:40:57 AM
The ambassador said as the country eyes speedup economic growth at an average ... The United Nations' 2009 world population prospect, projected that Africa will exceed 1.7 billion come 2050 based on sharply declining fertility rates. An alarming example ...
Medical Robotics Market to Grow at 21.43% CAGR by 2021F, Surgical Robots Drives the Growth Compared to Other Segments
Broadway World - 12/5/2016 4:42:35 AM
and is gaining prominence among both adult and aged population. Rising adoption of medical robots among the population along with the growing focus on positive outcomes of procedures has led to the growth of ... by-region-by-country-2016-2021-by-robot ...
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 ...
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.
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 11/25/2016 11:59:46 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 ...
World population growth rate: why declines stalled in the 1980s.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 6/6/2016 11:56:10 PM
... countries combined with the sudden short-term rise in birth rates in the US and other developed countries caused the rate of world population growth to accelerate in the 1950s and 1960s. Following an all-time 2.1% peak rate of global population growth ...
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 ...
Again, Nigeria’s curious population figures
guardian.ng - 11/27/2016 3:54:49 AM
Population is, in any case, a sensitive issue in this country. The claim by the ... Even, the 3.5 per cent growth rate the NPC used is suspicious. Nigeria’s population growth in 2013 according to the World Bank was 2.8 per cent. And the 2016 estimate ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
UN News Centre - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...