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
The Surprising Story Behind The World's Fastest Developing Country
Forbes - 6/27/2016 8:43:38 AM
Which African country is: the world’s fastest developing country according the UN’s Human Development Index – and has annual growth rates of about 8% ... With 43 percent of the Rwandan population under 16 years, sustained growth depends on teaching ...
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 ...
India Seventh Most Wealthiest Country In The World In Terms Of Individual Wealth Held
IndiaTimes - 6/24/2016 10:48:53 AM
US, China and Japan have been ranked as the top three wealthiest countries in the world, in terms ... they are over-population, high pension obligations and public health care costs, slowing per capita wealth growth, rising levels of racial and religious ...
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 ...
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.
The Countries With the Fastest Growing Populations
Fox Business - 8/2/2011 4:12:39 PM
The world s ... effects of the growth will be. Using their analysis, together with data on the local economy, health care, infant mortality rate, and fertility rate, 24/7 Wall St. identified the countries with the fastest growing populations.
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
11 Fastest Growing Countries in The World by Population
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/4/2015 4:15:48 AM
They have a population growth rate of 3.58% and predictions state that the ... a year despite its small size and population. This was our top 11 fastest growing countries in the world by population. We hope you enjoyed.
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
UN News Centre - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...
Africa to Record Largest Population Growth Over Next 40 Years
Voice of America - 9/12/2013 11:12:42 AM
DAKAR— A new report predicts that sub-Saharan Africa will record the ... the population of Niger is still expected to nearly quadruple by 2050, according to Haub. In the past, population growth in many African countries was slowed by high rates of ...
Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries
News Week - 6/16/2015 2:44:51 PM
“While population growth is only one of many factors affecting the welfare of nations, it is no coincidence that countries with the slowest growing populations in the world today enjoy higher standards of living than countries with rapid rates of ...
Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread
Yahoo News - 5/25/2016 8:18:21 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the ... The Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world, according to United Nations data. Its population will reach 103.48 million ...
Population growth a global issue
Wilmington News Journal - 6/1/2016 4:06:40 AM
The actual population of the world when I was born in the early ’30s ... which is very high for a wealthy modern society. The growth rate in industrially, developed, Western countries is low and for several countries it is negative – more deaths ...
India world's second fastest population growth country: UN
Yahoo! India News - 6/14/2013 5:42:47 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 ...