Population Growth Rates by Country

Source: CIA
Topics:

This article provides estimates of 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.

 

Rank
Country
Population growth rate
(%) (2009 est.)
1 United Arab Emirates 3.69
2 Niger 3.68
3 Kuwait 3.55
4 Yemen 3.45
5 Gaza Strip 3.35
6 Mayotte 3.32
7 Burundi 3.28
8 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 3.21
9 Ethiopia 3.21
10 Oman 3.14
11 Burkina Faso 3.10
12 Sao Tome and Principe 3.09
13 Madagascar 3.00
14 Benin 2.98
15 Western Sahara 2.83
16 Somalia 2.82
17 Rwanda 2.78
18 Comoros 2.77
19 Mali 2.77
20 Congo, Republic of the 2.75
21 Togo 2.71
22 Senegal 2.71
23 Equatorial Guinea 2.70
24 Uganda 2.69
25 Kenya 2.69
26 Gambia, The 2.67
27 Liberia 2.67
28 Afghanistan 2.63
29 Eritrea 2.58
30 Guinea 2.57
31 Turks and Caicos Islands 2.56
32 Iraq 2.51
33 Mauritania 2.40
34 Cayman Islands 2.39
35 Solomon Islands 2.39
36 Malawi 2.39
37 Paraguay 2.36
38 Laos 2.32
39 Northern Mariana Islands 2.29
40 Sierra Leone 2.28
41 Anguilla 2.27
42 Jordan 2.26
43 Kiribati 2.24
44 Cameroon 2.19
45 West Bank 2.18
46 Libya 2.17
47 Belize 2.15
48 Sudan 2.14
49 Cote d'Ivoire 2.13
50 Syria 2.13
51 Angola 2.10
52 Marshall Islands 2.08
53 Chad 2.07
54 Papua New Guinea 2.07
55 Guatemala 2.07
56 Tanzania 2.04
57 Timor-Leste 2.03
58 Guinea-Bissau 2.02
59 Nigeria 2.00
60 Macau 2.00
61 Philippines 1.96
62 Honduras 1.96
63 Pakistan 1.95
64 Botswana 1.94
65 Gabon 1.93
66 Djibouti 1.90
67 Ghana 1.88
68 Tajikistan 1.88
69 Saudi Arabia 1.85
70 Haiti 1.84
71 British Virgin Islands 1.84
72 Mozambique 1.79
73 Nicaragua 1.78
74 Bolivia 1.77
75 Cambodia 1.77
76 Brunei 1.76
77 Nauru 1.75
78 Malaysia 1.72
79 Israel 1.67
80 El Salvador 1.66
81 Egypt 1.64
82 Zambia 1.63
83 Tuvalu 1.62
84 India 1.55
85 Zimbabwe 1.53
86 Venezuela 1.51
87 Panama 1.50
88 Ecuador 1.50
89 Mongolia 1.49
90 Central African Republic 1.49
91 Dominican Republic 1.49
92 Tonga 1.48
93 Morocco 1.48
94 Aruba 1.48
95 Vanuatu 1.40
96 Kyrgyzstan 1.40
97 French Polynesia 1.39
98 Fiji 1.38
99 Colombia 1.38
100 Guam 1.37
101 Costa Rica 1.36
102 Samoa 1.35
103 Turkey 1.31
104 Antigua and Barbuda 1.30
105 Bangladesh 1.29
106 Bahrain 1.29
107 Nepal 1.28
108 Bhutan 1.27
109 Peru 1.23
110 American Samoa 1.22
111 Brazil 1.20
112 Algeria 1.20
113 Australia 1.20
114 Luxembourg 1.17
115 World 1.17
116 San Marino 1.15
117 Turkmenistan 1.14
118 Indonesia 1.14
119 New Caledonia 1.14
120 Andorra 1.14
121 Mexico 1.13
122 Ireland 1.12
123 Lebanon 1.11
124 Suriname 1.10
125 Argentina 1.05
126 Seychelles 1.00
127 Singapore 1.00
128 Tunisia 0.98
129 Vietnam 0.98
130 United States 0.98
131 Qatar 0.96
132 Namibia 0.95
133 New Zealand 0.94
134 Uzbekistan 0.94
135 Sri Lanka 0.90
136 Iran 0.88
137 Chile 0.88
138 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.85
139 Canada 0.82
140 Burma 0.78
141 Mauritius 0.78
142 Azerbaijan 0.76
143 Jamaica 0.76
144 Iceland 0.74
145 Netherlands Antilles 0.73
146 Liechtenstein 0.70
147 China 0.66
148 Bermuda 0.65
149 Thailand 0.62
150 Cape Verde 0.56
151 France 0.55
152 Albania 0.55
153 Bahamas, The 0.54
154 Isle of Man 0.52
155 Cyprus 0.52
156 Hong Kong 0.50
157 Grenada 0.47
158 Uruguay 0.47
159 Saint Helena 0.45
160 Palau 0.43
161 Korea, North 0.42
162 Saint Lucia 0.42
163 Netherlands 0.41
164 Malta 0.40
165 Faroe Islands 0.40
166 Monaco 0.39
167 Kazakhstan 0.39
168 Montserrat 0.39
169 Barbados 0.38
170 Wallis and Futuna 0.35
171 Norway 0.34
172 Puerto Rico 0.34
173 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.34
174 South Africa 0.28
175 Denmark 0.28
176 United Kingdom 0.28
177 Switzerland 0.28
178 Portugal 0.28
179 Korea, South 0.27
180 Macedonia 0.26
181 Cuba 0.23
182 Taiwan 0.23
183 Jersey 0.21
184 Guernsey 0.21
185 Dominica 0.21
186 Guyana 0.18
187 Sweden 0.16
188 Slovakia 0.14
189 Greece 0.13
190 Lesotho 0.12
191 Gibraltar 0.11
192 European Union 0.11
193 Finland 0.10
194 Belgium 0.09
195 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.09
196 Spain 0.07
197 Greenland 0.06
198 Austria 0.05
199 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.01
200 Norfolk Island 0.01
201 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.00
202 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0.00
203 Christmas Island 0.00
204 Pitcairn Islands 0.00
205 Tokelau -0.01
206 Svalbard -0.02
207 United States Virgin Islands -0.03
208 Armenia -0.03
209 Niue -0.03
210 Italy -0.05
211 Poland -0.05
212 Croatia -0.05
213 Germany -0.05
214 Moldova -0.08
215 Czech Republic -0.09
216 Trinidad and Tobago -0.10
217 Slovenia -0.11
218 Romania -0.15
219 Maldives -0.17
220 Japan -0.19
221 Micronesia, Federated States of -0.24
222 Hungary -0.26
223 Lithuania -0.28
224 Georgia -0.33
225 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.34
226 Belarus -0.38
227 Swaziland -0.46
228 Russia -0.47
229 Serbia -0.47
230 Latvia -0.61
231 Estonia -0.63
232 Ukraine -0.63
233 Bulgaria -0.79
234 Montenegro -0.85
235 Cook Islands -3.30

 

Further Reading

  1. CIA World Factbook
Glossary

Citation

(2009). Population Growth Rates by Country. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbeea77896bb431f69960a

0 Comments

To add a comment, please Log In.