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
Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread
US News and World Report - 5/25/2016 9:08:27 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the ... The Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world, according to United Nations data. Its population will reach 103.48 million ...
Contraceptives slowed growth of population
BusinessMirror. - 5/25/2016 3:35:00 PM
The country’s annual population-growth rate has slowed, as more people in the predominantly ... The Philippines is the 12th- most populous country in the world, according to United Nations data. Its population will reach 103.48 million by the end of ...
London population expected to surge as north loses workers
The Guardian - 5/25/2016 2:30:35 PM
Tower Hamlets in London will have the fastest-growing population in England between now and 2024, according to the Office for National Statistics ... than the country as a whole. The population is also ageing with all regions seeing a faster growth ...
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 ...
COLUMN-What's so scary about falling population, growth and prices? - James Saft
CNBC - 5/24/2016 12:01:26 PM
Elsewhere in the developed world though, very low interest rates have not succeeded in spurring a strong revival in investment. If population growth is waning and credit no longer works as an accelerant, the problem may not be just with our tools ...
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 ...
Forget negative interest rate gloom. In robotics Japan has a ¥9.7 trillion opportunity
CITY A.M. - 5/26/2016 1:57:46 AM
The growth rate of the country’s robotics sector has been around 5 to 6 per ... Fundamental lifestyle factors in Japan, including an ageing population, shrinking workforce and public aversion to immigration, present huge challenges for the Japanese ...
We must always monitor population growth. Always.
The World Outline - 10/9/2013 11:30:47 AM
In its latest projections from June this year, the Population Division of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that world ... population growth; that is, richer countries have lower population growth rates.
The Countries With the Fastest Growing Populations
Fox Business - 8/2/2011 4:12:39 PM
The world s ... effects of the growth will be. Using their analysis, together with data on the local economy, health care, infant mortality rate, and fertility rate, 24/7 Wall St. identified the countries with the fastest growing populations.
The countries where you can cash in on growth and the demographic losers
Market Watch - 5/11/2016 12:52:39 PM
India is one of the few countries with a growing population and favorable working-age demographics. Looking for growth is never simple ... Most of the industrialized world instead now faces the prospect of general population decline and, in some cases ...
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.
Least Developed Countries Still Face Significant Challenges
Inter Press Service - 5/25/2016 9:18:36 PM
We have also seen 12 LDCs reaching growth rates of 7 percent or more in 2014 ... "With a combined population of some 1.3 billion people, the LDCs’ share of world exports remains stagnant at around one percent." While there have been positive trends ...
Africa to Record Largest Population Growth Over Next 40 Years
Voice of America - 9/12/2013 11:12:42 AM
DAKAR— A new report predicts that sub-Saharan Africa will record the ... the population of Niger is still expected to nearly quadruple by 2050, according to Haub. In the past, population growth in many African countries was slowed by high rates of ...
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 ...
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 ...