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
The countries where you can cash in on growth and the demographic losers
Market Watch - 5/11/2016 12:52:39 PM
India is one of the few countries with a growing population and favorable working-age demographics. Looking for growth is never simple ... Most of the industrialized world instead now faces the prospect of general population decline and, in some cases ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
COLUMN-What's so scary about falling population, growth and prices? - James Saft
Reuters - 5/24/2016 3:54:41 AM
Elsewhere in the developed world though, very low interest rates have not succeeded in spurring a strong revival in investment. If population growth is waning and credit no longer works as an accelerant, the problem may not be just with our tools ...
Economic growth not guarantee of poverty alleviation: World labour Org
Firstpost - 5/19/2016 7:06:43 AM
This is a challenging number for most poor countries, the ILO said. A little more than 36 percent of the population in emerging ... are even cases where high economic growth has gone hand-in hand-with rising poverty rates. “The ability of growth to ...
Study: India sees highest growth in luxury air travel
Times of India - 5/22/2016 9:22:09 PM
But unlike the steady increase in growth rate witnessed by Asia Pacific countries from 2011 to 2015 ... despite making up only 18% of the world's population. Amadeus data for first class flight bookings from 2011 to 2015 shows the marked dominance of ...
Which is the world's fastest-growing major religion?
weforum.org - 5/20/2016 9:43:01 AM
Religions with many followers in developing countries – where birth rates are high ... to grow faster than the world’s overall population. Hindus and Christians are expected to roughly keep pace with worldwide population growth, which is at 27%.
Abortion rates are declining is developing countries worldwide. What’s the cause?
Washington Post - 5/14/2016 9:28:40 AM
In fact, in developed countries around the world, the abortion rate among girls and women ages 15 to 44 ... 1994 to 56.3 million between 2010 and 2014, largely because of population growth. Second, when researchers grouped countries by the types ...
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 ...
Speech by Albania Country Manager on Business Climate and Investment Attractiveness
The World Bank - 5/24/2016 4:33:27 PM
Since early transition period, Albania made a transformational progress towards growth ... income countries. Albania has a number of strengths it can leverage. Its assets include a well-educated and internet-savvy population, proximity to the world's ...
Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies
Lancaster Online - 5/25/2016 2:13:17 AM
Instead, governments have tended to rely on central banks to keep interest rates ... the world lacks the kinds of technological advances needed to drive up productivity and growth. Japan's population is shrinking and aging the fastest among G7 countries ...
We must always monitor population growth. Always.
The World Outline - 10/9/2013 11:30:47 AM
In its latest projections from June this year, the Population Division of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that world ... population growth; that is, richer countries have lower population growth rates.
World Population Will Stabilize Because Humans Aren’t Cockroaches
ACSH - 5/20/2016 7:27:01 AM
For bizarre reasons that I simply do not understand, world population growth is a hot-button issue ... but it is unclear what ultimately drives fertility rates. Countries like Japan and Russia, which will lose about 1/3 and 1/5 of their populations ...
Philippine population hits 100.98 M
Philstar - 5/19/2016 8:42:46 PM
Although currently not the most populous region, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) had the fastest population growth rate ... countries is projected to double by 2030. While cities have emerged over the past 20 years as the world’s economic ...
The Countries With the Fastest Growing Populations
Fox Business - 8/2/2011 4:12:39 PM
The world s ... effects of the growth will be. Using their analysis, together with data on the local economy, health care, infant mortality rate, and fertility rate, 24/7 Wall St. identified the countries with the fastest growing populations.