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
Global Growth is Still Alive
American Thinker - 4/16/2014 6:06:26 AM
Apparently “stalled economies” are behind “fracturing countries ... Ukraine's population has declined by 13%. Thus, real GDP data must be considered in this context. With a population dropping that fast, even real GDP growth rates of near zero ...
Inclusive growth as poverty tool
Hamilton Spectator - 4/16/2014 9:26:51 AM
More people have entered the middle class than most economists would have thought possible a generation ago, and the ranks of the poor have shrunk even as world population ... Strategies for countries will differ. Economic growth is essential and, as ...
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 ...
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
As a result, it revised its forecast of the world population in 2100 upward ... some developing countries seem likely to face explosive growth. In Nigeria, Mr. Sanyal says the fertility rate — the number of children born to an average woman during ...
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 ...
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 ...
Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries
Science Daily - 4/16/2014 5:52:07 AM
Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, according to researchers ... Antibiotics are currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for severely malnourished children, and those ...
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 ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Thomson 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, noting the ...
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 ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
In India, a country of 1.2 billion people ... Momentum isn't the only factor in population growth. In some of the poorest parts of the world, fertility rates remain high, driven by tradition, religion, the inferior status of women and limited access ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
ipsnews.net - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The countries with the fastest individual growth rates also have marked concentrations of urban ... A week ahead of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day on Jul. 11, UNFPA sponsored a three-day conference on access to family planning in developing ...
U.N.: World population to reach 8.1B in 2025
USA Today - 6/14/2013 7:15:50 AM
But the average number of children per woman has swiftly declined in several large countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Brazil and South Africa, leading to a reduction in population growth rates in much of the developing world.