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
Practise Celibacy, Reduce Population
The New Indian Express - 5/23/2015 3:17:29 AM
India has become the second most populous country in the world and shortly, it’s going to top the list for very wrong reasons. Such a rapid growth of its population over the past one hundred years has resulted from from increased birth rate and lowering ...
Myanmar's president signs controversial population law over objections by US, rights groups
FOX News - 5/23/2015 8:39:36 AM
a predominantly Buddhist nation of 50 million that is already grappling with sectarian violence. The law gives regional authorities the power to implement birth-spacing guidelines in areas with high population growth rates.
Pakistan Unexpectedly Cuts Benchmark Rate to 42-Year Low
Bloomberg - 5/23/2015 11:52:52 AM
Pakistan’s central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate ... s growth forecast for the year through June to 4.1 percent from 4.3 percent and 4.5 percent from 4.7 percent for the following 12 months. Last Reduction? The country is still ...
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.
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.
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 ...
The Economist online - 5/22/2015 11:57:03 PM
In the 1980s the richest 10% of the population of OECD countries earned seven times more than the poorest decile. Today they earn ten times more. The poor are also more likely to be young. Poverty rates are ... in the developed world and the ...
APC must double GDP growth –Uduaghan
Punch - 5/23/2015 1:44:25 AM
For the incoming All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to create prosperity for Nigeria, it would have to double the country ... Nigeria’s population will be 213 million. “My point is that a combination of low growth rate, high unemployment ...
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 ...
Ghana gearing up to improve contraceptive growth rate
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 5/23/2015 9:44:01 AM
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 ...
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.
Why One of the Wealthiest Countries in the World Is Failing to Feed Its People
Truth Out - 5/22/2015 3:43:07 PM
While the wealthiest fifth of the population controls nearly 41% of the income, the poorest fifth have just 8%. And while rates of employment have increased over the last few years, pay growth has not ... production in this country as an export (as opposed ...
World Bank: Gaza economy on ‘verge of collapse’
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 5/22/2015 2:45:51 PM
(JTA) — Gaza’s economy, stifled by the highest unemployment rate in the world, blockades ... has shrunk by as much as 60 percent,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the West Bank and Gaza, in the news release.
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 ...