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
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 ...
EIA: Growth in Energy Use to Come From Outside OECD
dailyfusion.net - 12/4/2013 5:33:52 PM
The EIA’s latest International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) projects that the growth in energy use worldwide is largely driven by trends in the developing countries. This is very much in line with an analysis made by the International Energy ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
They had a daughter 2½ years later. To support the family, Ramjee gave up his dream of finishing school and opened a cramped shop that sells snacks, tea and tobacco on the muddy road through his village. At 15 and ... A 10-year-old boy watches ...
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
MSN India - 6/14/2013 10:14:48 AM
Washington: 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 is in Nigeria ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC Online - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... 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 ...
U.N.: World population to be 9.6 billion by 2050; Africa leads growth
United Press International - 6/14/2013 2:32:30 PM
NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- The nations of Africa will lead the world in population growth by 2050, when an estimated ... The projected increases are based on adjustments to fertility rates. In some countries, the rates have actually risen in recent years ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
News.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 ...
Education, Not Fertility, Key for Economic Development in Developing Countries
Science Daily - 12/4/2013 3:32:11 PM
Dec. 4, 2013 — A new study published in the journal Demography shows that improvements in education levels around the world have been key drivers of economic growth in developing countries that has previously been attributed to declines in fertility rates.
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/21/2011 11:55:21 PM
WASHINGTON — The population of the United States grew this year at its slowest rate since the 1940s, the Census Bureau reported on Wednesday, as the gloomy economy continued to depress births and immigration fell to its lowest level since 1991.
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 ...
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 compared with any other region, even surpassing Sub-Saharan Africa. The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised ...
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
in.com - 2/27/2013 6:55:24 PM
Bihar's growth rate was followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra during the period, according to the report. Omno Ruhl, Country ... Kumar told the World Bank official that the state had earlier planned to link villages with a population of 500 and ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
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 ...