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 could lead to problems
YahooNews - 11/24/2014 4:59:24 PM
New Zealand urgently needs a high-level strategy on population change - if the country is to avoid an ... falling birth rates and rapidly increasing immigration especially in Auckland. "The growth is enormous, but this is growth in one centre that we ...
World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century
newsecuritybeat.org - 11/24/2014 11:08:39 AM
Lutz and his colleagues determined that between the best and worst-case scenarios of future educational expansion, there’s a difference of more than 1 billion people in projected population growth by 2050 ... total fertility rates and boost economies.
Countries with the most enslaved people
USA Today - 11/23/2014 8:10:53 AM
In fact, a number of the countries with the most slaves also have a high prevalence of slavery, measured as a percent of the population ... strong growth in the country's economy in 2014 and 2015. Russia is one of just five countries in the world with ...
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 report: Demographic shift could boost growth
KCTV5 News - 11/18/2014 2:00:24 PM
LONDON (AP) - The United Nations Population Fund said Tuesday that changing demographics, mainly in Africa and Asia, could lead to rapid economic growth ... World Population 2014 report, UNFPA said demographic shifts taking place in about 60 developing ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
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 ...
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 ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/20/2011 11:56:32 PM
The first measure of the American population in the new decade offered fresh evidence that the economic trouble that has plagued the country for the past several ... Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s.
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
IBN Live - 2/28/2013 12:27:40 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 ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/23/2010 8:28:46 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 ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
(1) The big story is sub-Saharan Africa Almost all of the countries growing more than 2 percent per year are in Africa. There are a few reasons for that. Birth rates ... population projections, show that Africa's growth is expected to outpace the rest of ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 12:09:08 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 ...
World population unlikely to stop growing this century
Nature - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
Baby boom in Africa set to push global population as high as 12 billion ... does still remain with regards to future birth rates, in particular in high-fertility countries in the developing world.” Taking into account the varying uncertainties makes ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/20/2012 2:14:39 PM
In India, a country of 1.2 billion people ... Momentum isn't the only factor in population growth. In some of the poorest parts of the world, fertility rates remain high, driven by tradition, religion, the inferior status of women and limited access ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 4/1/2012 5:05:04 AM
So which countries are projected to have the largest population growth? The top countries in order ... Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were from ...