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
Global Coalition Against Poverty
Hispanic Business - 4/21/2014 8:23:40 AM
With rising inequality as well as the increasing level of poverty across the globe, the need to continue to implement policies that would lift a greater number of the world ... country's large population still live on less than $1 a day, as unemployment ...
The Ten Hot, New `Emerging' Countries
Pakistan Defence - 4/21/2014 6:14:49 AM
Coface identifies only 10 "new emerging" countries which meet all the criteria. However, these countries are not the same in terms of their business environments - the weaknesses of which can stifle growth ... 11% of the world’s population while the ...
Population welfare govt\'s priority: Saira
The Frontier Post - 4/17/2014 7:31:08 AM
The Minister Health apprised the Country Rep that Pakistan with 188 million Population is the 6th most populous country in the world and with the current growth rate of around 2 percent, the population will reach 210 million by the year 2020. The current ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 9:40:50 PM
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 ...
Cabarrus sees 5.18% population growth since 2010
The Independent Tribune - 4/20/2014 4:31:37 PM
Meanwhile, the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area population, has increased by 5.34 percent since 2010 to 2.22 million residents, according the Census. The growth rate from 2012 to ... large businesses across the country.”
PolitiFact: Sarvis claim about low U.S. population growth adds up
Times Dispatch - 4/20/2014 2:55:34 AM
We found mid-year population estimates dating back to 1900. The lowest point was from mid 1917 to mid 1918, when the U.S. began sending troops to Europe for World War I and the ... emerging from recession, the growth rate plummeted to 0.84 percent ...
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 ...
Charles Lawton: Maine’s slow population growth OK – if we all keep working
Portland Press Herald - 4/20/2014 3:31:21 AM
Our population has been ... want to become like the rest of the country. Let’s just keep growing slowly and keep things the same. We like Maine the way it is – the way life should be. Let’s just adapt to slow growth. In light of these two points ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Australia’s population growth rate in the year to 30 June of 1.7% might have been the country’s lowest since the year ended 30 June 2006 but it is substantially higher than the 1.1% growth in the world’s total population. The Australian Bureau of ...
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
As a result, it revised its forecast of the world population in 2100 upward ... some developing countries seem likely to face explosive growth. In Nigeria, Mr. Sanyal says the fertility rate — the number of children born to an average woman during ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure potentially could double to 14 billion by 2100 if action is not taken. Even countries with intermediate fertility need to reduce it to replacement level or below ...
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 ...
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 ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Thomson Reuters - 1/27/2011 5:09:47 PM
Muslims will number 2.2 billion by 2030 compared to 1.6 billion in 2010, making up 26.4 percent of the world population ... "The declining growth rate is due primarily to falling fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries," it said, noting the ...