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
Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group
Pew Research Center - 4/22/2015 11:56:50 PM
The expected growth of ... hold true in many countries where Muslims live in large numbers alongside other religious groups. For example, India’s number of Muslims is growing at a faster rate than the country’s majority Hindu population, and is ...
The most miserable countries in the world revealed
Times of India - 4/24/2015 11:44:19 AM
Critics say that the benefits of any economic growth that the country has seen have gone ... showed that 58 per cent of the population was living on less than a dollar a day. According to statistics from World Bank the life expectancy is just 56.15 ...
The world is expected to become more religious — not less
Washington Post - 4/24/2015 9:42:38 AM
But those countries also have populations that are shrinking as a share of the world’s population. Pew projects Muslims to ... sociologist Fenggang Yang estimates that the annual growth rate of Protestant Christians will continue at 10 percent ...
EU delegation bemoans Malawi’s rapid population growth, calls for comprehensive reproductive health systems
The Maravi Post - 4/24/2015 2:50:26 PM
According to National Statistics Office (NSO)’s 2008 Population and Housing Census report shows that the country’s annual population growth rate is at 2.8% such that the current population projection is over 15million people which according to ...
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 ...
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Unemployment rate: 5.6% (56th lowest) Iceland, by population, is the smallest of the 10 healthiest countries. Iceland is the sixth healthiest country world-wide partly because it had the highest life expectancy, which at 81.6 years was also a full year ...
Various Countries Confectionery Markets Reports by Canadean Now Available at MarketPublishers.com
Benzinga - 4/24/2015 10:54:12 AM
Through to 2019, the sector is expected to see sluggish growth in both value and volume terms. Chocolate is the leading category by volume and value sales, and it is set to post the fastest growth rate over ... affluent population in the country is ...
Exotic countries luring rich Chinese homebuyers
CNBC - 4/24/2015 3:01:46 AM
China is home to one-fifth of the world's billionaire population thanks to an economic ... Chinese nationals have seen faster real-estate transaction growth in international markets than any other country, according to Juwai, one of China's largest ...
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.
Should China's 'Dynamic Growth' Model Serve Other Countries Economic Aspirations?
Economy Watch - 4/24/2015 5:35:04 PM
This could have profound implications for economic progress, including poverty reduction and structural change, in the developing world. China holds the economic heft of the BRICS countries ... rates of domestic investment since the 1980s and rapid export ...
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 ...
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 ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly ... UN Population Division This is of particular concern for the least developed countries worldwide, which are growing at the fastest rate and are already the most vulnerable to famine.
Liberland: Hundreds of Thousands Apply to Live in the World's Newest—Very Tiny—Libertarian 'Country'
Alter Net - 4/24/2015 6:10:52 PM
Accessible only by car via miles of winding, dusty Croatian roads, Gornja Siga – current population zero – is an unlikely ... one every three seconds – from almost every country in the world. Prospective citizens are also offering Liberland their ...