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
Australia’s ‘shocking’ growth rate
thenewdaily.com.au - 3/26/2015 12:15:43 AM
Country expands by the population of Canberra each year, report finds. Infrastructure isn't meeting population growth, experts warn. Photo: Shutterstock Australia’s population is growing at one of the fastest rates in the developed world, but a new ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
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.
IMF: China One of the World’s Most Unequal Countries
China Digital Times - 3/30/2015 3:20:05 PM
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper on fiscal policy and income inequality in China and other developing countries shows that China is “one of the most unequal countries in the world ... aimed at higher growth rates.
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:00:54 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 ...
OECD Interim Assessment Shows Moderate Growth
Seeking Alpha - 3/30/2015 10:40:54 AM
The OECD Interim Assessment indicates slightly higher, albeit still moderate world growth ... whereas commodity-exporting countries like Brazil and Canada have seen their growth estimates revised downwards by a drastic 2 percentage points in the case ...
Economic Outlook: More Slow Growth but Labor Scarcity
news.morningstar.com - 3/30/2015 10:15:16 PM
The empirical link between wages and profit growth is a bit sketchy because there have been only three or four bouts of sharply rising inflation-adjusted hourly wage rates in the last ... With the world population continuing to grow, albeit much more ...
Still Moving to Texas: The 2014 Metropolitan Population Estimates
Heartland - 3/30/2015 8:06:25 PM
Austin, as has often been the case since the moderation of growth in Las Vegas during the last decade, has by far the largest population growth rate, at 3.0% ... of its residents to other parts of the country. New York’s net domestic migration loss ...
School Dropout Rate High Despite Efforts by States: Expert
The New Indian Express - 3/31/2015 2:32:57 AM
Policy changes are necessary to prevent dropout rates and to ensure that children acquire ... With the percentage of India’s young population soon to be the highest in the world by 2020, this geographic dividend will only be a windfall if the serious ...
S.F. area 2nd worst in country for housing creation
San Francisco Gate - 3/30/2015 11:19:41 PM
When it comes to creating enough housing to keep up with population growth, San Francisco ranks second worst among ... Thanks to low interest rates, this number was 39 percent in the fourth quarter, only a tick higher than the 38 percent people spent ...
Study: Women in Canada: Female population, 2014
Exchange Magazine - 3/31/2015 12:27:06 PM
according to a medium population growth scenario from Statistics Canada's most recent population projections. Canada, like many industrialized countries, is characterized by an aging population because of an increasing life expectancy as well as sustained ...
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 ...
St. George ranked 5th as fastest growing area in the country
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City - 3/31/2015 1:07:04 AM
ST GEORGE, Utah – Washington County is in the middle of a population boom. The latest U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the St. George metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country ... the recession, the growth rate was up to 8 percent.
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 ...