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
World's Jewish population may have reached pre-Holocaust level
Mashable - 7/1/2015 3:52:57 PM
See also: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in London bans women from driving Israel is a leading factor in the population rise. Some 6.1 million Jews live there, and the country maintains one of the highest fertility rates in the developed world, according to a ...
World Bank Cuts Turkey Growth Outlook
Wall Street Journal - 7/1/2015 9:55:02 AM
ISTANBUL—The World Bank on Wednesday lowered its 2016 and 2017 growth outlook for Turkey as political uncertainty continues after the parliamentary election and kept it growth forecast for the country for ... from a 4.2% growth rate in 2013.
Frost & Sullivan assesses factors fuelling retail growth in Saudi Arabia
Financial Express - 7/1/2015 6:01:48 PM
increasing growth rate of the GDP, and Government spending. In addition, the country’s favourable demographic attributes make it one of the youngest and fastest expanding consumer groups in the world. Ranked 16th in the global retail market, the retail ...
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 ...
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.
Africa: New Report Criticises Africa's 'Jobless Growth'
AllAfrica - 7/1/2015 9:47:53 AM
it's not enough considering that Africa also has the highest population growth rates in the world. On one hand, Africa is being praised for its strong growth but on the other, population growth rates on the continent are faster than the growth rate and not ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
India reduces open defecation by 31%, according to UN report
Firstpost - 7/1/2015 8:07:40 AM
It said India is among the 16 countries that have reduced open defecation rates ... the world has missed the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target by nearly 700 million people. Today, only 68 per cent of the world’s population uses an improved ...
India is now world's fastest-growing major polluter
Rediff India Abroad - 7/1/2015 6:34:36 AM
Consider these supplementary facts: Those countries whose CO2 emissions increased ... reaching its nadir in 2014 at just 0.9% (the slowest rate of growth since the late 1990s). India stays at odds with the world because of a host of supplementary trends ...
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 ... to a World Health Report 2001 issued recently by WHO. Despite the decline, fertility rates are still high in some Gulf countries.
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...
Access to clean water and sanitation around the world – mapped
theguardian.com - 7/1/2015 8:14:49 AM
Hover or click on countries for more detailed information We only have five years to achieve clean water and safe toilets for all Around the world, 946 million people ... In sub-Saharan Africa rapid population growth matched by insufficient progress ...
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 ...
India has made progress in reducing open defecation rates: UN
Times of India - 7/1/2015 6:34:36 AM
It said India is among the 16 countries that have reduced open defecation rates ... population now have improved drinking water -- and the number is still growing. Although some 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved sanitation since 1990, the ...
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 ...