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
ME property market among world’s fastest growing
Trade Arabia - 7/2/2015 11:41:14 AM
Middle East real estate market revenues have augmented at a compounded annual growth rate ... the world, a report said. Foreign real estate developers have infused billions of dollars into places such as Oman, Qatar, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and other countries ...
San Francisco Hotels Are World’s Priciest as Rates Surge
Bloomberg - 7/2/2015 3:08:49 PM
Now the area has a new distinction: it’s the world ... the city’s population by 5.9 percent over four years, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. That compares with a 4.2 percent gain statewide. The city’s workforce growth has ...
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 ...
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.
Countries with more migrants better at integrating them, OECD study finds
theguardian.com - 7/2/2015 8:56:35 AM
By contrast, there is no correlation between a country’s migrant poverty rate and the ... the highest migrant population. Among the report’s other key findings, it reveals that the EU lags behind the rest of the western world at integrating migrants ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
Global poverty to end by 2030, says World Bank
NATIONAL MIRROR - 7/1/2015 11:02:27 PM
World Bank Group ... its extreme poverty rate from 36 percent at the end of the 1990s to 6 percent in 2011. In all, developing countries’ gain from trade contributed to reducing by half, the proportion of the global population living in extreme poverty ...
India aims 8-10% growth, current rate not satisfactory: Jaitley
Firstpost - 7/1/2015 8:24:58 PM
New Delhi: Pitching for a higher growth of 8 to 10 percent to eradicate poverty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the country is no more satisfied with the current rate. "India is no ... the changes it is bringing world over. The largest retailers ...
India will unseat the U.S. as the 2nd largest smartphone market in the world by 2017
Digital Trends - 7/2/2015 1:42:55 PM
Related: Xiaomi’s off to pastures new, launches $160 Redmi 2 smartphone in Brazil The growth in smartphone popularity in India reflects the overall digitization of the country ... is a measly 19 percent of its population. Regardless, one thing is ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised by high rates of population growth ... to a World Health Report 2001 issued recently by WHO. Despite the decline, fertility rates are still high in some Gulf countries.
Budgeting: World Bank approves $200m for Lagos
The Sun - 7/1/2015 11:38:14 PM
In a statement, the bank said the facility will help sustain the state’s recent economic growth and poverty reduction while continuing to deliver social services to the city’s expanding population ... Also speaking, World Bank Country Director ...
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 ...
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 ...
World Bank approves N39.4bn loan for Lagos
Punch - 7/2/2015 2:08:34 AM
The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Marie-Francoise Marie-Nelly, said, “This operation is designed to assist Lagos State in its quest to continue its recent success in spite of the challenges brought on by rapid economic and population growth.
Current Economic Growth Rate Not Satisfactory: Jaitley
NDTV - 7/1/2015 4:43:04 PM
New Delhi: Pitching for a higher growth of 8 to 10 per cent to eradicate poverty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the country is no more satisfied with the current rate ... at the changes it is bringing world over. The largest retailers ...