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
Population growth rate bodes decline in living standards
Phys - 12/10/2013 5:19:36 PM
The world’s population is no longer growing - will economic development follow? Credit: US Census Bureau The rate of economic growth also appears to be slowing. In standard macro-economic models, slower population growth also translates to slower ...
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
The U.N. forecast is 914 million. The accompanying charts show the two forecasts for nine major countries. They agree in many ways. By the end of the century, both forecasts see population falling in China, India, Germany, Japan, Russia and Brazil.
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
By midcentury, with the population at more than 9 billion, the ratio would be 1 in 3, assuming poverty and migration to cities continue ... Population growth gets less attention than it did in the late 1960s, when there were half as many people ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC Online - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... 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 ...
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
TruthDive - 6/14/2013 5:35:37 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 ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
News.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 ...
U.N.: World population to be 9.6 billion by 2050; Africa leads growth
United Press International - 6/14/2013 2:32:30 PM
NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- The nations of Africa will lead the world in population growth by 2050, when an estimated ... The projected increases are based on adjustments to fertility rates. In some countries, the rates have actually risen in recent years ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/21/2011 11:55:21 PM
The first measure of the American population in the new decade offered fresh evidence that the economic trouble that has plagued the country for ... in the last year of World War II. “The nation’s overall growth rate is now at its lowest ...
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
in.com - 2/27/2013 6:55:24 PM
Bihar's growth rate was followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra during the period, according to the report. Omno Ruhl, Country ... Kumar told the World Bank official that the state had earlier planned to link villages with a population of 500 and ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Australia’s population growth rate in the year to 30 June of 1.7% might have been the country’s lowest since the year ended 30 June 2006 but it is substantially higher than the 1.1% growth in the world’s total population. The Australian Bureau of ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 5:09:47 PM
Muslims will number 2.2 billion by 2030 compared to 1.6 billion in 2010, making up 26.4 percent of the world population ... "The declining growth rate is due primarily to falling fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries," it said ...
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 ...
NZ population growth: Baby makes 4.5 million
New Zealand Herald - 12/11/2013 4:13:59 PM
New Zealand's population has passed the 4.5 million mark, according to Statistics New Zealand. On the day the milestone was reached, Daksh Chandel was born to Tongan and Indian parents in a nation that now boasts more ethnicities than there are countries ...