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
Is the world running out of space?
BBC - 9/1/2015 6:46:59 AM
Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually ... as a city or country grows. As Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, points out: “Increases in population have to be planned for.”
Myth of Muslim growth
The Indian Express - 9/1/2015 7:25:45 PM
With the release of the Census 2011 data on religion and misleading reports in the media, the growth of the Muslim population ... of the global total), making it the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. In the nearly 70 years since ...
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 ...
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
Bloomberg - 8/17/2015 11:54:05 PM
The continent will claim three of the world's 10 ... Europe with no country on the top 10 list. Key to the countries' growth? Babies. While the U.S. and other developed countries struggle to adapt their labor forces to an aging population, African ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
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 ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
By about 2050, Nigeria, which is currently the most populous country in Africa, will pass the U.S. to have the world's third-largest population, behind India and China. Africa has the world's highest rate of population growth. By contrast, almost 50 ...
Canada Illustrates Plight of Rich but Resource-Dependent Countries
Wall Street Journal - 9/2/2015 3:03:53 AM
For a small group of the world ... statistics to improve during the second half of 2015. But it has already lowered its growth forecast for the year to 1.1%, down from a previous forecast of 1.9%. As the economies of the U.S. and many other wealthy ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
wam.ae - 8/26/2015 9:38:44 AM
representing 19 and 18 per cent of the world’s population, respectively, but by 2022, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China, according to the report’s projection. "The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.
Reuters - 7/29/2015 12:35:06 PM
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less ... head of the U.N. population division, said the concentration of growth in the poorest countries would make it harder to eradicate ...
World population to reach 8.5B by 2030, UN report says
FOX News - 7/30/2015 12:38:05 AM
China and India, currently the countries with the largest populations ... that of the United States by 2050 to become the world’s third-largest. Africa has the highest current rate of population growth of any continent and is expected to account for ...