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
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 ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
Australian News - 7/30/2015 5:24:25 AM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world"s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...
Govt committed to controlling population growth: Ahsan
Pakistan Today - 8/4/2015 8:20:26 PM
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that the government was committed to focus on controlling population ... the GDP growth rate up to 7 percent to provide employment opportunities to youth in the country.
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.
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 Media Center Texas Chapter Announces New Executive Director
GlobeNewswire - 8/4/2015 2:36:50 PM
Population ... 50 countries. In 2012, two Texans with a long history of civic engagement and concern for population issues reached out to PMC. The brainchild of environmentalist Trammell S. Crow, PMC-Texas works to educate Texans on how population growth ...
India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.
Reuters - 7/29/2015 12:35:06 PM
John Wilmoth, head of the U.N. population division, said the concentration of growth in the poorest countries would make it harder to eradicate poverty, combat hunger and expand schooling and health systems. The world's two largest nations, China and India ...
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 ...
Healthcare-IT bond strengthens: Telemedicine market to be worth $34 bn by 2020
Firstpost - 8/4/2015 2:51:09 PM
According to a new market research report, 'Global Telemedicine Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts ... a great potential for the population aged 60 years and above. The scope of telemedicine is increasing in developing countries because of increasing ...
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 ...
Higher growth a must to raise income status
The Daily Star - 8/4/2015 1:18:06 PM
This is, no doubt, the fruits of the country's resilience over the years. We know that Bangladesh has been able to maintain an economic growth rate of 6 percent and above ... We must note that a quarter of the population still remains below the national ...
Interview: Why sustainable development goals do not include population target?
上海日报 - 8/4/2015 10:22:08 PM
"Almost half of the world's population is living in countries with low fertility ... continent of Africa the total fertility rate is 4.7 babies per woman over her life time, so this still is enough to sustain growth in that part of the world in particular."