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
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:00:54 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 ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
So which countries are projected to have the largest population growth? The top countries in order ... Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were from ...
China signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth target
Yahoo News - 3/5/2015 3:03:48 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday announced an economic growth target for this year of around 7 percent, signaling its lowest rate of expansion for a quarter ... need for more painful reforms to put the world's second-largest economy on a more ...
Aging Australia Faces Slowing Growth, Government Report Says
Bloomberg - 3/5/2015 3:10:57 AM
Hockey wants to raise the nation’s retirement age to 70, the highest in the world. Australia is leading the charge ... 4.5:1 now to 2.7:1. Australia’s population growth rate will fall by 0.1 percentage point over the next 40 years to 1.3 percent ...
China Lowers Growth Target to About 7%
Wall Street Journal - 3/5/2015 10:27:36 AM
BEIJING—China lowered its economic growth forecast to about 7% for 2015 at the opening of the country ... growth in the world’s second-largest economy. The move signaled Beijing won’t take dramatic action to raise the growth rate above last year ...
China Lowers Official Economic Growth Target
New York Times - 3/5/2015 1:59:22 AM
Under President Xi Jinping, who came to power in late 2012, the Chinese leadership has been trying to reduce the country’s reliance on credit-fuelled investment—a growth model that elevated China to the world ... topline growth rate for the economy.
Immigration behind record population growth
The Local - 2/19/2015 4:56:26 PM
Sweden is growing faster than ever. Record high immigration has sent population figures soaring, according to Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån), with the country soon expected to have more men than women for the first time in history.
Christians by number: What projections are saying about the future of religion
Catholic News Agency - 3/5/2015 4:29:42 AM
Although some commendable Christian growth is anticipated globally, there is also an equally declining number that has been exposed within European countries ... Islam as the world’s largest religious community, as the global Muslim population grew ...
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.
Invention Of The Week? New Cell Phone App Brings Internet To Developing Countries
Inventor Spot - 3/5/2015 4:51:10 AM
It’s a fact that over 85 per cent of the world’s population ... that growth. That’s our goal with Internet.org.” Sure, there are plenty of networking and infrastructure challenges in order to deliver the app in developing countries; however the ...
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 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
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 ...
Self-Storage Recording Tremendous Growth
ALM Globe St - 3/5/2015 3:03:48 AM
Boorstein’s report focuses on the four largest REITs in the self-storage world. Public Storage ... “That would not even match the rate of population growth,” Boorstein says. But based on the remarkable growth within existing facilities “we ...
South Korean baby boomers work on, keeping both jobless rate and wages low
interaksyon.com - 3/5/2015 2:13:41 AM
South Korea's legion of older workers has helped keep the jobless rate low but has exacerbated ... South Korea is the fastest aging country among the world's major economies and expects its working-age population to start shrinking in 2017.