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
World population: Quarter of Earth will be African in 2050
CNBC - 7/30/2015 9:09:19 PM
Nine countries are expected to account for half of the world's population growth, and they're almost all in Africa or Asia: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia and Uganda are expected to grow the most ...
World population to reach 8.5b by 2030
The Nation - 7/31/2015 11:49:47 AM
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 ...
India Will Become the World’s Most Populous Country by 2022, the U.N. Says
MSN - 7/30/2015 6:24:40 PM
India is on track to become the world’s most populous nation in less than ... we must recognize that the concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents a distinct set of challenges, making it more difficult to eradicate poverty ...
World Population To Reach Over 11 Billion.. In 2100
24/7 Wall ST - 7/31/2015 6:41:59 AM
It will certainly not be in the old developed world of Europe, the U.S, and Japan. Rather: Population growth remains ... Nations as the least developed countries (LDCs), of which 27 are in Africa. Although the growth rate of the LDCs is projected to ...
India Will Become The World's Most Populated By 2022, Says Latest UN Study
IndiaTimes - 7/31/2015 11:49:47 AM
John Wilmoth, head of the UN population division, said the concentration of growth in the poorest countries would make it harder to eradicate poverty, combat hunger and expand schooling and health systems. The world's two largest nations, China and India ...
Africa: World Population to Hit 8.5 Billion By 2030
AllAfrica - 7/31/2015 10:38:12 AM
Nine per cent of the world's population lives in the 21 "high-fertility" countries ... of fertility levels which population growth is highly dependent on. Africa also has the highest adolescent birth rate: 98 out of 1,000 women. Africa will "play a ...
India to pass China to be world’s most populous country – study
Euronews - 7/30/2015 9:37:57 PM
says the UN’s World Population Prospects report. Africa will be the main engine of this increase, accounting for more than half of global population growth over the next 35 years. Nigeria, currently the seventh biggest country globally, is expected to ...
Pakistan’s population to exceed 300m by 2050: UN
Dawn - 7/31/2015 7:03:27 AM
Other countries are Bangladesh, China, India and Indonesia. During 2015-2050, half of the world’s population growth is expected to be concentrated in nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, US, Indonesia and Uganda.
India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.
Japan Today - 7/30/2015 9:59:25 PM
John Wilmoth, head of the U.N. population division, said the concentration of growth in the poorest countries would make it harder to eradicate poverty, combat hunger and expand schooling and health systems. The world’s two largest nations, China and ...
The World's Population Is Set To Surpass 11 Billion People [Infographic]
Forbes - 7/31/2015 7:39:15 AM
Interestingly, even though the planet’s population is projected to grow, fertility rates are down across the world. Much of the coming growth will be attributed to reducing child mortality and raising life expectancy. *Click below to enlarge (charted by ...
Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century, says UN
India Tribune - 7/30/2015 11:32:29 PM
Nine countries are expected to make up half of the world ... behind India and China. Africa has the world’s highest rate of population growth. Global aging is also noted. The report says the number of people age 60 and above should more than double ...
Lower economic growth and lower interest rates for the 21st century?
MercatorNet - 7/31/2015 12:36:54 AM
This question is becoming more pertinent as more developed countries become older ... So an ageing population is likely to result in global growth remaining at a lower level than before, interest rates remaining historically low and the number of elderly ...
India 'to overtake China by 2022': UN
The Daily Star - 7/30/2015 6:46:09 PM
... that Nigeria will replace the US as the world's third most populous country by around 2050. Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world's population growth over the next 35 years. The current world population of 7.3 billion will ...
South Africa’s mobile money adoption rates are about to explode
Meme Burn - 7/31/2015 4:47:27 AM
South Africa is, evidently so, a developing country ... an adoption rate of the highest proportion. The world is starting to notice the role mobile money plays including its efficiency, speed, access, reach and of course revenues. The slow growth of ...
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.