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 we need to address population growth's effects on global warming
Los Angeles Times - 1/25/2015 1:58:30 PM
So even though the highest rates of population growth are in the poorest and least educated countries — Africa's population is expected to triple by the end of the century — any attempt to address the issue will have to target the industrialized world ...
Beijing to limit population growth this year
AsiaOne - 1/24/2015 6:00:05 AM
To inform our readers of the latest changes in various parts of the country, China Daily is reporting about some of these conferences. Beijing will keep a tight rein on population growth this year ... populous cities in the world. Last year, 368,000 ...
Economy Watch: US, World Metro Areas’ Economic Growth Vastly Uneven
multihousingnews.com - 1/23/2015 7:58:47 PM
That’s according to a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, which ranked the world’s 300 largest metro areas in terms of economic and job growth. “With only 20 percent of the population,” the ...
Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again
Yahoo Finance - 1/23/2015 10:07:38 PM
Venezuela is the most miserable country in world. And it is because the ... The list combines data about a country's inflation rate, interest rates, and unemployment. It also factors any slides in GDP growth. The reason why Venezuela has held its ...
New mortgage rules slow Riyadh real estate growth in Q4
Arabian Business - 1/24/2015 9:49:09 AM
Growth in Riyadh's residential real estate ... and consequently place further downward pressure on average daily rates," the report noted. Jamil Ghaznawi, national director and country head of JLL in Saudi Arabia, said: "In the last quarter of 2014 ...
The 29 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 2:43:49 PM
Venezuela, is again, the most miserable nation in the world, according to new analysis published by the Cato Institute. Cato's Misery Index ranks 108 countries ... rates, and unemployment figures together and then subtracts year-on-year per capita GDP ...
Nigeria’s economy to grow by 6 % in 20 years – Chidoka
The Nation - 1/25/2015 8:57:51 AM
The minister said that Nigeria has highly skilled, hardworking people with huge natural resources and a large population that make the country a big market for ... with an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 per cent. As Cosmo pointed out, we have one of the ...
Bulgaria Can Achieve Faster, Sustainable Growth
Kansas City infoZine - 1/24/2015 3:39:54 PM
World Bank Regional ... preparing the Bulgaria Systematic Country Diagnostic report, which analyses economic challenges facing the country, and ways to achieve faster and inclusive growth that would benefit the whole population, with special focus on ...
Mercado: Reducing inequality key to long-term economic growth
Telegraph Herald - 1/24/2015 9:06:12 AM
According to Credit Suisse, 35 million adults who earn more than a million dollars a year comprise seven-tenths of 1 percent of the world population and are worth ... registered in the last 30 years for countries that are part of the Organization for ...
Relax Sangh Parivar, there is no evidence of a Muslim population bomb
Firstpost - 1/24/2015 3:15:26 AM
The much-awaited census data on the population ... in the rest of the country. More notable is the decline in several north Indian states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, previously notorious for their excessively high Muslim growth rates.
US Is a World Leader in Dysfunctional Democracy
Alter Net - 1/24/2015 3:22:36 AM
Almost half the world’s ... of the world’s population (some 2.6 billion people) still live under authoritarian rule.” The United States is at the bottom of the barrel of “full democracies,” ranking 19 out of the 24 countries, just below the ...
China Gender Imbalance ‘Most Serious’ in the World
China Digital Times - 1/25/2015 5:58:54 AM
China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Wednesday that the country ... weighing on growth prospects. The working-age population — those aged 16 to 59 — fell 3.71 million last year, the National Bureau of Statistics ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
MENAFN - 12/30/2014 6:15:25 AM
Although the population's growth rate affects its financial and social situation ... 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.
Climate and population are linked — but maybe not the way you thought
Grist - 1/24/2015 11:58:00 AM
Population growth ... countries. The group based its work on the shared principle that both climate-compatible development and individual decision making on childbearing are human rights. “Achieving universal access to family planning throughout the ...
Factors driving the global economic growth projection
Market Realist - 1/23/2015 3:12:27 PM
According to the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, the world ... both these rates of growth appear to be decent, it’s important to note that there’s great divergence among the growth rates of individual nations. On the other hand, countries ...