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
Efforts against female genital mutilation could be thwarted by population growth
Catholic Online - 7/22/2014 7:20:29 PM
Advances in fighting female genital mutilation, or FGM and child marriage could be offset by population growth unless the rate of progress increases ... those gains will be lost as population grows in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where ...
New Zealand among most ethnically diverse countries
MercatorNet - 7/21/2014 9:34:42 AM
I was surprised to learn that as many as one in four people living in New Zealand in 2013 was born in another country ... rates about replacement levels. It comes as no surprise that a declining birth rate is the main driver of slowing population growth.
China’s internet population growth reaches to 632 million, majority using mobile devices for online access
Industry Leaders Magazine - 7/22/2014 11:20:53 AM
China’s Internet adoption rate had been growing over the years but that growth now appears ... With China having the world’s largest smartphone market, the International Data Corporation predicts that the country is likely to account for nearly 1.8 ...
Iran population decline alarms observers
presstv.com - 7/23/2014 9:53:48 AM
Meanwhile, Iran also has one of the steepest urban growth rates in the world. The increasing trend to migrate from villages to urban centers is another reason for the decline in Iran’s population growth rate.
Dawn - 7/25/2014 5:26:34 AM
With a population of 190 million and a growth rate of 1.95pc the projected population in 2050 would be nearly twice as of today. In a country like ours with scarce resources the population is a ticking bomb. we still haven’t catered about water scarcity ...
Only a Third of Nigerians Are Poor, Says World Bank
Hispanic Business - 7/23/2014 9:03:41 AM
The World Bank also predicted a 7.4 per cent growth rate in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP ... Most Nigerians cannot afford not to work, but a large share of the population is engaged in low productivity and low paying tasks."
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 ...
Population growth is never guaranteed
Leader Post - 7/18/2014 10:59:59 PM
Saskatchewan has had population growth in 82 of its 109 years (counting this year) in existence, including a record 31 straight years from its establishment in 1905 until 1936, and then a 21-year stretch from the Second World War's end until the late 1960s.
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 ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 5:09:47 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 ...
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 ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 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 ...
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 ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The countries with the fastest individual growth rates also have marked concentrations of urban ... A week ahead of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day on Jul. 11, UNFPA sponsored a three-day conference on access to family planning in developing ...
World population gain hits record, but growth rate stable
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/31/1983 11:54:49 PM
The record one-year increase of 82 million on June 30, 1983, represents a 1.75 percent growth rate ... virtually every other country in Latin America. . . .'' According to studies by the Population Reference Bureau Inc., the world's population increase ...