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
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 ...
Robots won’t kill the workforce. They’ll save the global economy.
Washington Post - 12/2/2016 4:56:17 PM
Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is the author of “The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the The Post-Crisis World ... growth is not the number of people but the rate of population growth.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries
News Week - 6/16/2015 10:34:18 AM
“While population growth is only one of many factors affecting the welfare of nations, it is no coincidence that countries with the slowest growing populations in the world today enjoy higher standards of living than countries with rapid rates of ...
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 11/21/2016 11:57:22 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Population Growth of the World's Largest Country
geography.about.com - 11/24/2016 12:26:36 PM
China's population growth has been somewhat slowed by the ... China's will be 1.45 billion and India will become the world's most populous country. As of 2005, India has a total fertility rate of 2.8, well above replacement value, so it is growing much ...
Madagascar aims for 6.5 percent annual growth by 2019
africanews.com - 12/3/2016 4:33:38 PM
According to the World Bank, Madagascar’s population of 24 million people is growing at a rate of 2.8 percent annually ... The Fund also said it had trimmed the country’s economic growth forecast for 2015 to 3.1 percent.