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 to become the country with the largest population by 2022
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 8/3/2015 9:15:54 AM
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 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 ...
India to overtake China as world’s most populous nation
Times of India - 8/2/2015 8:41:18 AM
But the UNA's projections have changed, with China's population growth rate decelerating much faster than India's, which explains why India will top the world's list in 2022. The two giants, China and India, now have 19 percent and 18 percent of the world ...
The Guardian view on population control: empowering women may not save the environment
theguardian.com - 8/2/2015 6:28:16 PM
Only in the wealthiest countries, though, which already have lower fertility rates, are these links weakened or even broken. This phenomenon raises the counterintuitive possibility that curbing population growth could generate higher global emissions than ...
Qatari population up by 9% in June
Arabian Business - 8/2/2015 1:56:16 PM
According to the Peninsula newspaper, which quoted figures from the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, the country ... s population growth has been driven by Qatar’s massive infrastructure spending programme in advance of the World ...
The World's Population Is Set To Surpass 11 Billion People [Infographic]
Forbes - 7/31/2015 11:49:47 AM
Interestingly, even though the planet’s population is projected to grow, fertility rates are down across the world. Much of the coming growth will be attributed to reducing child mortality and raising life expectancy. *Click below to enlarge (charted by ...
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.
Romania will register population drop of 22.1% until 2050, according to UN report
ACT Media News Agency - 8/3/2015 6:59:54 AM
Romania will register a population drop of 22.1% until 2050, one of the biggest dropping rate in the world, according to a study made ... Romania is on the list of 48 countries where the number of inhabitants will drop over 2015-2050, being included ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Asian countries to 'make or break' climate change: Researchers
Channel News Asia - 8/3/2015 4:58:12 AM
Asia’s two powerhouses China and India, the world’s top CO2 emitters, are also seeing growth. While the European Union ... But experts say reducing emissions remains a challenge for countries with high rates of poverty, where there is often a heavy ...