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
China’s superlative growth looks hard to sustain
Reuters - 12/18/2014 6:58:17 AM
Most economists predict that the People’s Republic will expand at a rate not much lower ... 1983 – China’s share of world output would almost double to just over 22 percent. Past growth owed much to a relatively young population moving from the ...
Tasmanian population growth slowing: ABS
The Advocate - 12/18/2014 12:34:43 PM
Tasmania's annual population growth of 0.3 per cent was the weakest of any state or territory, and about a fifth of the national growth rate of 1.6 per cent. The Australian population growth rate was high by developed world standards.
World’s population living six years longer than in 1990, study says
Globe and Mail - 12/18/2014 11:58:55 AM
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival ... is rising almost everywhere in the world, one notable exception is southern sub-Saharan ...
This Is What GDP Growth Looks Like Around The World
The Business Insider - 12/12/2014 9:28:34 AM
The above map comes from RBC Capital Markets. It is a GDP heat map, showing the estimated growth rate of every country in the world for next year based on International Monetary Fund numbers. There are a few things to note here: Europe is looking pale.
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 ...
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 ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
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 ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/20/2011 11:56:32 PM
The first measure of the American population in the new decade offered fresh evidence that the economic trouble that has plagued the country for the ... in the last year of World War II. “The nation’s overall growth rate is now at its lowest point ...
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 ...
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
IBN Live - 2/28/2013 12:27:40 PM
Bihar's growth rate was followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra during the period, according to the report. Omno Ruhl, Country ... Kumar told the World Bank official that the state had earlier planned to link villages with a population of 500 and ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/23/2010 8:28:46 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 ...
The Lancet: World population gains more than 6 years of life expectancy since 1990
Science Codex - 12/18/2014 11:58:55 AM
However, some causes of death ran counter to these trends and have seen increased rates of death ... in low-income countries (see figure 7 page 14, and table 2 pages 15-23). While life expectancies are increasing throughout the world, there is one notable ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
(1) The big story is sub-Saharan Africa Almost all of the countries growing more than 2 percent per year are in Africa. There are a few reasons for that. Birth rates ... population projections, show that Africa's growth is expected to outpace the rest of ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/20/2012 2:14:39 PM
In India, a country of 1.2 billion people ... Momentum isn't the only factor in population growth. In some of the poorest parts of the world, fertility rates remain high, driven by tradition, religion, the inferior status of women and limited access ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 4/1/2012 5:05:04 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 ...