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
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 5:41:37 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 ...
The Daily Star - 2/4/2016 6:58:14 PM
“Although this average growth of six percent is described by many as a trap, it put Bangladesh among the fastest growing countries in the world during ... vast young population and global connectivity. To achieve growth rates similar to that of the ...
UN study "contradicts" Make in India claim: Urban population growth to slow down in decades to come
Counterview - 2/4/2016 10:25:49 PM
the pace of growth is likely to go down, and will be far away from the world average. The data in the report show that, in fact, the pace of urbanization in India has been going down ever since the 1970s, when the annual rate of change of urban population ...
The Role of Emerging Markets in a New Global Partnership for Growth
International Monetary Fund - 2/4/2016 3:59:16 PM
Emerging and developing economies are home to 85 percent of the world’s population—6 billion people ... while India and Mexico are enjoying robust growth. So it would be a mistake to think of these countries as a homogenous bloc.
Falklands' population in 'constrictive' trend, says Argentine team on the field
MercoPress - 2/6/2016 6:17:05 AM
... growth rate falls to 2.9% 1901/1986: demographic growth stalls to the point that in 1986 the population number was the same as in 1901. Many Islanders migrated from the Islands. Some of them volunteered with British forces in both world conflicts 1986 ...
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 ...
UAE life insurance segment grows to AED 3.8 billion
CPI Financial - 2/8/2016 12:26:56 PM
The segment is anticipated to grow at an annual rate of 10.8 per cent p.a. up to 2019. The UAE’s growing expatriate population, positive economic outlook and adoption of new solvency standards are expected to be the main drivers behind this growth.
We must always monitor population growth. Always.
The World Outline - 10/9/2013 11:30:47 AM
In its latest projections from June this year, the Population Division of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that world ... population growth; that is, richer countries have lower population growth rates.
Global Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease Market 2016 - Pharmaceutical R&D Spending by Type, Growth Rate and Expenditure
GlobeNewswire - 2/4/2016 11:41:34 AM
Proactive strategies for prevention of the disease are being put in place by international health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as by the health departments of industrialized and developing countries, and even at the ...
Horrific female genital mutilation continues to haunt over 200 million girls and women around the world
Catholic Online - 2/5/2016 7:47:09 PM
The overall rate of victims in 30 known practicing countries has actually dropped from 51 percent in 1985 to 37 percent today, according to UNICEF. However, despite the remarkable gains, the progress can not keep up with the population growth ...
Why is growth in Europe so low?
World Economic Forum - 2/3/2016 4:36:15 PM
“Growth is too low everywhere in Europe ... If instead bank system assets had grown at the same rate as GDP from 1990-2011, everything else being equal, the bank-market ratio in the median European country would have fallen to 1.7 in 2011 (owing ...
Watch How The World's Population Has Exploded (And Isn't Stopping)
Co.EXIST - 2/3/2016 12:25:42 PM
In the year 1800, there were just 913 million people in the world ... rates for that country. In 1756, Nigeria had a urbanization of 17.1%, for instance, compared to 70.4% in the United States. Population Connection has been mapping population growth ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
India will overtake China as the world's most populous country ... 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.
Africa to Record Largest Population Growth Over Next 40 Years
Voice of America - 9/12/2013 11:12:42 AM
According to the Population Reference Bureau, the world's poorest region will more than ... In the past, population growth in many African countries was slowed by high rates of HIV/AIDS and infant mortality. But recent improvements in access to health ...
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.