Saint Helena Population growth rate

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Population growth rate: 0.445% (2009 est.)

YearPopulation growth rateRankPercent ChangeDate of Information
20080.49159 2008 est.
20090.45157-8.16 %2009 est.

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 September 17, 2009

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