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
In 7 years, India's population to overtake China's
oneindia.com - 8/1/2015 11:34:17 AM
But the UN's projections have changed, with China's population growth rate decelerating much faster than India's, which explains why India will top the world's list in 2022. The two giants, China and India, now have 19 percent and 18 percent of the world's ...
India to surpass China’s population by 2022
freepressjournal.in - 8/1/2015 5:50:41 AM
The report said 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 – listed according to the size of their ...
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 ...
China's Manufacturing Shows Zero Growth in July
ABC News - 8/1/2015 4:17:38 AM
China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday. The Chinese Federation for Logistics and Purchasing reported that the country's ...
Pakistan's 'population bomb' has daily worried
Daijiworld - 8/1/2015 7:09:25 AM
"Already, with an estimated population hovering around 190 million, the country is among the world’s top 10 most ... It said that large populations need impressive growth rates in order to create jobs - ensuring such rates is not something the Pakistani ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
China's manufacturing weak, showing zero growth in July
FOX News - 8/1/2015 4:17:38 AM
BEIJING – Official data show China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. The Chinese Federation for Logistics and Purchasing reported Saturday that the ... cut interest rates four times ...
Qatar- UNCTAD urged to build growth visions on Doha heritage
MENAFN - 8/1/2015 6:33:38 AM
He said developing countries have adopted a defensive strategy in the ... Energy for Life' with food shortage regarded as the major challenge facing world population. MENA News Headlines Aug 1 2015 - UN, US condemn arson attack that killed baby, The ...
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.
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 ...
India world's second fastest population growth country: UN
Yahoo! India News - 6/14/2013 5:49:56 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 ...
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 ...