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
MORGAN STANLEY: It is 'under appreciated' how devastating the world's ageing population could be for the global economy
The Business Insider - 10/20/2016 4:32:43 AM
Aya, Bartsch, and Ashworth continue (emphasis ours): "Estimates for the US suggest that a 10% increase in the fraction of the population aged 60+ decreases the growth rate of GDP ... will impact countries that account for 64% of the world’s GDP in ...
Disappearing children, vanishing growth
The Hindu Business Line - 10/16/2016 4:11:49 PM
The US has the highest birth rate in the developed world. With the population also ... you are hostage to what happens to numbers. Countries in Asia can be divided into those with slowing population growth such as China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan and ...
Nigeria Misses Out In Air Passenger Growth Projection For African Nations
ghanastar.com - 10/20/2016 9:40:31 AM
Growing population ... world’s largest aviation market (defined by traffic to, from and within the country) around 2029. India will displace the United Kingdom (UK) for third place in 2026, while Indonesia enters the top 10 at the expense of Italy ...
Population Growth By Country
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
The population of the world has now surpassed 7 billion people, and it continues to increase at an alarming rate. Growth rates tend to vary from considerably from country to country, and, ironically, developing countries tend to experience higher rates of ...
Muslims to outnumber Christians worldwide by 2070: Research
suchtv.pk - 10/20/2016 12:39:29 PM
Muslims will increase at more than double the rate of world's population ... one per cent more of the world’s population will be Muslim than Christian, with the largest proportion of followers in India. Several countries are also projected to have ...
AGAIN, A CASE FOR POPULATION CONTROL
This Day Live - 10/20/2016 11:09:25 PM
At the current annual growth rate of 3 per cent, the United Nations projection is that in 20 years’ time Nigeria’s population could reach a ... is today rated among the fastest growing countries of the world. Ordinarily this should be a plus for ...
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 ...
'Embrace your inner German': Why credit growth is just creating bigger bubbles
Sydney Morning Herald - 10/19/2016 11:32:04 PM
"Embrace your inner German" is an unusual piece of financial advice, but Citi's Matt King reckons it's high time the country's ... through ultra-low rates, Mr King said. But a long-term slowdown in both productivity and population growth was the key ...
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 10/11/2016 11:55:52 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 ...
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.
Key success factors in Africa’s economic growth
herald.co.zw - 10/18/2016 11:04:37 PM
After almost a decade of unprecedented high growth, many African countries have experienced a slowdown in recent years with the fall in commodity prices and a much weaker global economic environment. As a result, economic growth rate in Africa has slowed ...
Economic progress: Invest in 10-year-old girls
Himalayan Times - 10/21/2016 5:00:10 AM
Failure to invest effectively in 10-year-old girls now may hamper economic growth and ... The State of the World Population 2016 has brought to light some startling statistics: Nine out of ten 10-year-old girls live in developing countries, and one in ...
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 ...
Middle East’s Migrant Population More Than Doubles Since 2005
pewglobal.org - 10/18/2016 2:14:55 PM
The rapid rise in the number of people looking for safe havens and new livelihoods has over the past decade transformed the Middle East into the world ... countries, accounts for the majority (60%) of the growth in the Middle East’s migrant population ...
encyclopedia.com - 10/10/2016 11:57:04 PM
For countries, regions, states, and so on, population growth results from a combination of natural increase and migration flows. The rate of natural increase is equivalent to the rate of population growth only for the world as a whole and for any smaller ...