List of countries by population growth rate

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The population growth rate estimates (by United Nations) for the period 2005–2010 using the medium variant.

This article includes three lists of countries and self-governing dependent territories by population growth rate.

Methodology[edit]

The first list is based on the estimates taken from the 2006 edition of the United Nations World Population Prospects report.[1] Figures are population growth rate estimates for the period 2005–2010 using the medium variant.

The second list is based on CIA World Factbook estimates for year 2013.[2] Dependent territories and not fully recognized states are also ranked.

The third list is based on World Bank estimates for year 2009.[3] Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship—except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Countries[edit]

2005–2010 List by the United Nations 2013 List by the CIA World Factbook 2009 List by the World Bank
Rank Country Population
growth rate (%)
1  Liberia 4.55
2  Burundi 3.90
3  Afghanistan 3.85
4  Western Sahara 3.72
5  East Timor 3.50
6  Niger 3.49
7  Eritrea 3.24
8  Uganda 3.24
9  DR Congo 3.22
10  Palestine 3.18
11  Jordan 3.04
12  Mali 3.02
13  Benin 3.02
14  Guinea-Bissau 2.98
15  Yemen 2.97
16  Somalia 2.92
17  Burkina Faso 2.89
18  Chad 2.88
19  United Arab Emirates 2.85
20  Angola 2.78
21  Rwanda 2.76
22  Madagascar 2.66
23  Kenya 2.65
24  Togo 2.65
25  Gambia 2.63
26  Malawi 2.57
27  Mauritania 2.53
28  Syria 2.52
29  Ethiopia 2.51
30  Tanzania 2.47
31  Guatemala 2.47
32  Senegal 2.46
33  Comoros[4] 2.46
34  Kuwait 2.44
35  French Guiana 2.41
36  Equatorial Guinea 2.38
37  Vanuatu 2.38
38  Solomon Islands 2.33
39  Nigeria 2.27
40  Saudi Arabia 2.24
41  Cape Verde 2.23
42  Marshall Islands 2.23
43  Sudan 2.22
44  Guinea 2.16
45  Republic of the Congo 2.11
46  Qatar 2.11
47  Belize 2.08
48  Brunei 2.05
49  Sierra Leone 2.04
50  American Samoa 2.01
51  Papua New Guinea 2.00
52  Cameroon 2.00
53  Ghana 1.99
54  Oman 1.97
55    Nepal 1.97
56  Libya 1.97
57  Honduras 1.95
58  Mozambique 1.95
59  Northern Mariana Islands 1.95
60  Zambia 1.91
61  Djibouti 1.90
62  Pakistan 1.84
63  Cote d'Ivoire 1.84
64  Iraq 1.84
65  Central African Republic 1.83
66  Paraguay 1.80
67  Bahrain 1.79
68  Bolivia 1.77
69  Ireland 1.77
70  Maldives 1.76
71  Egypt 1.76
72  Cambodia 1.74
73  Laos 1.74
74  Philippines 1.72
75  Malaysia 1.69
76  Bangladesh 1.67
77  Venezuela 1.67
78  Israel 1.66
79  Panama 1.65
80  Sao Tome and Principe 1.61
81  Haiti 1.58
82  Kiribati 1.58
83  New Caledonia 1.54
84  Tajikistan 1.51
85  Algeria 1.51
86  Cayman Islands 1.51
87  Costa Rica 1.50
88  Gabon 1.48
89  Dominican Republic 1.47
90  India 1.46
91  Uzbekistan 1.44
92  Bhutan 1.43
93  Anguilla 1.41
94  El Salvador 1.37
95  Turks and Caicos Islands 1.37
96  Iran 1.35
97  Netherlands Antilles 1.33
98  Vietnam 1.32
99  Turkmenistan 1.32
100  Namibia 1.32
101  French Polynesia 1.31
102  Nicaragua 1.31
103  Guam 1.30
104  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.27
105  Colombia 1.27
106  Réunion 1.27
107  Brazil 1.26
108  Turkey 1.26
109  Botswana 1.23
110  Saint Helena[5] 1.23
111  Morocco 1.20
112  Bahamas 1.20
113  Singapore 1.19
 World 1.17
114  Indonesia 1.16
115  Antigua and Barbuda 1.16
116  Peru 1.15
117  Montserrat 1.15
118  Luxembourg 1.13
119  British Virgin Islands 1.13
120  Mexico 1.12
121  Saint Lucia 1.12
122  Kyrgyzstan 1.10
123  Tunisia 1.08
124  Ecuador 1.07
125  Cyprus 1.06
126  Lebanon 1.05
127  Australia 1.01
128  Chile 1.00
129  Argentina 1.00
130  Hong Kong 1.00
131  United States 0.97
132  Mongolia 0.96
133  Zimbabwe 0.95
134  Canada 0.90
135  New Zealand 0.90[6]
136  Liechtenstein 0.89
137  Samoa 0.87
138  Burma 0.85
139  Iceland 0.84
140  San Marino 0.81
141  Mauritius 0.78
142  Spain 0.77
143  Azerbaijan 0.75
144  Kazakhstan 0.71
145  Macau 1.76
146  Guadeloupe 0.68
147  Faroe Islands 0.68
148  Thailand 0.66
149  Wallis and Futuna 0.66
150  Lesotho 0.63
151  Swaziland 0.63
152  Norway 0.62
153  Fiji 0.62
154  Greenland 0.60
155  Falkland Islands 0.59
156  Albania 0.57
157  Suriname 0.56
158  South Africa 0.55
159  Puerto Rico 0.55
160  Jamaica 0.54
161  Tonga 0.50
162  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.50
163  Sweden 0.49
164  France[7] 0.49
165  Seychelles 0.49
166  United Kingdom 0.48
167  People's Republic of China[8] 0.48
168  Sri Lanka 0.47
169  Micronesia 0.46
170  Malta 0.43
171  Tuvalu 0.42
172  Palau 0.41
173   Switzerland 0.38
174  Portugal 0.37
175  Trinidad and Tobago 0.37
176  Austria 0.36
177  Andorra 0.36
178  Republic of China (Taiwan)[9] 0.36
179  North Korea 0.34
180  Monaco 0.33
181  South Korea 0.33
182  Barbados 0.32
183  Finland 0.29
184  Nauru 0.29
185  Uruguay 0.29
186  Martinique 0.28
187  Bermuda 0.25
188  Belgium 0.24
189  Netherlands 0.21
190  Greece 0.21
191  Denmark 0.21
192 Channel Islands[10] 0.19
193  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.13
194  Italy 0.13
195  Serbia 0.13
196  Gibraltar 0.08
197  Macedonia 0.08
198  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.07
199   Vatican City 0.05
200  Isle of Man 0.04
201  Slovakia 0.03
202  Grenada 0.02
203  Slovenia 0.01
204  Aruba 0.01
205  Pitcairn Islands 0.00
206  Cuba −0.01
207  Japan −0.02
208  Tokelau −0.03
209  United States Virgin Islands −0.03
210  Czech Republic −0.03
211  Germany −0.07
212  Croatia −0.09
213  Poland −0.15
214  Armenia −0.21
215  Guyana −0.22
216  Montenegro −0.27
217  Dominica −0.29
218  Hungary −0.29
219  Estonia −0.35
220  Romania −0.45
221  Russia −0.51
222  Latvia −0.52
223  Lithuania −0.53
224  Belarus −0.55
225  Bulgaria −0.72
226  Ukraine −0.76
227  Georgia −0.79
228  Moldova −0.90
229  Niue −1.85
230  Cook Islands −2.23
Rank Country Population
growth rate (%)
1  Lebanon 9.73
2  Zimbabwe 4.36
3  South Sudan 4.12
4  Jordan 3.86
5  Qatar 3.58
6  Malawi 3.33
7  Niger 3.28
8  Burundi 3.28
9  Uganda 3.24
10  Libya 3.08
11  Burkina Faso 3.05
12  Mali 3.00
13  Gaza Strip 2.91
14  Ethiopia 2.89
15  Western Sahara 2.89
16  Zambia 2.88
17  Benin 2.81
18  Tanzania 2.80
19  Angola 2.78
20  Yemen 2.72
21  United Arab Emirates 2.71
22  Togo 2.71
23  Rwanda 2.63
24  Guinea 2.63
25  Madagascar 2.62
26  Cameroon 2.60
27  Turks and Caicos Islands 2.58
28  Equatorial Guinea 2.54
29  Liberia 2.52
30  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.50
31  Bahrain 2.49
32  Senegal 2.48
33  Nigeria 2.47
34  Mozambique 2.45
35  Timor-Leste 2.44
36  British Virgin Islands 2.36
37  Sierra Leone 2.33
38  Eritrea 2.30
39  Afghanistan 2.29
40  Mauritania 2.26
41  Djibouti 2.23
42  Iraq 2.23
43  The Gambia 2.23
44  Ghana 2.19
45  Cayman Islands 2.14
46  Central African Republic 2.13
47  Kenya 2.11
48  Solomon Islands 2.07
49  Oman 2.06
50  Anguilla 2.06
51  Vanuatu 2.01
52  West Bank 1.99
53  Cote d'Ivoire 1.96
54  Gabon 1.94
55  Republic of the Congo 1.94
56  Guinea-Bissau 1.93
57  Singapore 1.92
58  Belize 1.92
59  Chad 1.92
60  Sao Tome and Principe 1.89
61  Algeria 1.88
62  Comoros 1.87
63  Guatemala 1.86
64  Egypt 1.84
65  Papua New Guinea 1.84
66    Nepal 1.82
67  Philippines 1.81
68  Sudan 1.78
69  Tajikistan 1.75
70  Somalia 1.75
71  Honduras 1.74
72  Marshall Islands 1.72
73  Kuwait 1.70
74  Brunei 1.65
75  Cambodia 1.63
76  Bolivia 1.60
77  Bangladesh 1.60
78  Laos 1.59
79  Sint Maarten 1.51
80  Pakistan 1.49
81  Saudi Arabia 1.49
82  Cyprus 1.48
83  Malaysia 1.47
84  Israel 1.46
85  New Caledonia 1.42
86  Venezuela 1.42
87  Cabo Verde 1.39
88  Ecuador 1.37
89  Mongolia 1.37
90  Aruba 1.36
91  Panama 1.35
92  Botswana 1.26
93  Dominican Republic 1.25
94  India 1.25
95  Antigua and Barbuda 1.25
96  Costa Rica 1.24
97  Iran 1.22
98  Mexico 1.21
99  Ireland 1.20
100  Paraguay 1.19
101  Norway 1.19
102  Kiribati 1.18
103  Kazakhstan 1.17
104  Turkmenistan 1.14
105  Swaziland 1.14
106  Bhutan 1.13
107  Northern Mariana Islands 1.13
108  Turkey 1.12
109  Luxembourg 1.12
110  Suriname 1.12
111  Christmas Island 1.11
112  Australia 1.09
113  Haiti 1.08
114  Colombia 1.07
115  Kyrgyzstan 1.04
116  Burma 1.03
117  Morocco 1.02
118  Nicaragua 1.02
119  Vietnam 1.00
120  Peru 0.99
121  Azerbaijan 0.99
122  French Polynesia 0.97
123  Argentina 0.95
124  Indonesia 0.95
125  Uzbekistan 0.93
126  Tunisia 0.92
127  San Marino 0.87
128  The Bahamas 0.87
129  Seychelles 0.87
130  Sri Lanka 0.86
131  Chile 0.84
132  New Zealand 0.83
133  Macau 0.83
134  Liechtenstein 0.82
135  Spain 0.81
136  Jersey 0.81
137  Brazil 0.80
138  Isle of Man 0.80
139  Tuvalu 0.80
140  Sweden 0.79
141   Switzerland 0.78
142  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.78
143  United States 0.77
144  Canada 0.76
145  Fiji 0.70
146  Jamaica 0.69
147  Namibia 0.67
148  Mauritius 0.66
149  Iceland 0.65
150  Samoa 0.59
151  Nauru 0.56
152  United Kingdom 0.54
153  North Korea 0.53
154  Bermuda 0.52
155  Grenada 0.50
156  Faroe Islands 0.49
157  Montserrat 0.48
158  France 0.45
159  China 0.44
160  Guam 0.44
161  Netherlands 0.42
162  Hong Kong 0.41
163  Palau 0.37
164  Guernsey 0.36
165  Thailand 0.35
166  Saint Lucia 0.35
167  Lesotho 0.34
168  Wallis and Futuna 0.33
169  Barbados 0.33
170  Malta 0.33
171  Italy 0.30
172  Albania 0.30
173  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 0.27
174  El Salvador 0.27
175  Uruguay 0.26
176  Gibraltar 0.25
177  Taiwan 0.25
178  Denmark 0.22
179  Dominica 0.22
180  Macedonia 0.21
181  Andorra 0.17
182  Czech Republic 0.17
183  South Korea 0.16
184  Portugal 0.12
185  Tonga 0.09
186  Monaco 0.06
187  Finland 0.05
188  Belgium 0.05
189  Slovakia 0.03
190  Greenland 0.02
191  Austria 0.01
192  Greece 0.01
193  Falkland Islands 0.01
194  Norfolk Island 0.01
195   Vatican City 0.00
196  Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0.00
197  Pitcairn Islands 0.00
198  Tokelau -0.01
199  Svalbard -0.03
200  Russia -0.03
201  Niue -0.03
202  Maldives -0.09
203  Poland -0.11
204  Guyana -0.11
205  Trinidad and Tobago -0.11
206  Georgia -0.11
207  Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.11
208  Croatia -0.12
209  Armenia -0.13
210  Japan -0.13
211  Cuba -0.14
212  Germany -0.18
213  Belarus -0.19
214  Hungary -0.21
215  Slovenia -0.23
216  Romania -0.29
217  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.29
218  Lithuania -0.29
219  American Samoa -0.35
220  Federated States of Micronesia -0.42
221  Serbia -0.46
222  South Africa -0.48
223  Montenegro -0.49
224  United States Virgin Islands -0.56
225  Latvia -0.62
226  Ukraine -0.64
227  Puerto Rico -0.65
228  Estonia -0.68
229  Bulgaria -0.83
230  Saint Pierre and Miquelon -1.02
231  Moldova -1.02
232  Cook Islands -3.00
233  Syria -9.73
Rank Country Population
growth rate (%)
1  Oman 9.13
2  Qatar 7.05
3  South Sudan 4.30
4  Kuwait 3.95
5  Niger 3.84
6  Uganda 3.35
7  Eritrea 3.28
8  Zambia 3.19
9  Gambia, The 3.19
10  Burundi 3.19
11  Angola 3.12
12  United Arab Emirates 3.10
13  Tanzania 3.04
14  Palestine 3.01
15  Chad 3.00
16  Mali 2.99
17  Senegal 2.92
18  Timor-Leste 2.88
19  Somalia 2.86
20  Malawi 2.86
21  Burkina Faso 2.86
22  Madagascar 2.80
23  Equatorial Guinea 2.80
24  Nigeria 2.79
25  Rwanda 2.77
26  DR Congo 2.74
27  Benin 2.73
28  Zimbabwe 2.70
29  Kenya 2.70
30  Liberia 2.68
31  Sao Tome and Principe 2.65
32  Congo, Republic of the 2.61
33  Togo 2.60
34  Ethiopia 2.58
35  Guinea 2.56
36  Iraq 2.54
37  Cameroon 2.54
38  Guatemala 2.53
39  Mozambique 2.50
40  Mauritania 2.49
41  Luxembourg 2.49
42  Tajikistan 2.45
43  Singapore 2.45
44  Comoros 2.44
45  Afghanistan 2.44
46  Belize 2.43
47  Guinea-Bissau 2.39
48  Gabon 2.39
49  Yemen 2.33
50  Cote d'Ivoire 2.29
51  Vanuatu 2.24
52  Turks and Caicos Islands 2.19
53  Jordan 2.19
54  Papua New Guinea 2.17
55  Ghana 2.17
56  Solomon Islands 2.13
57  Sudan 2.08
58  Honduras 2.03
59  Central African Republic 1.99
60  Syria 1.97
61  Maldives 1.93
62  Bahrain 1.92
63  Sierra Leone 1.91
64  Macao 1.90
65  Laos 1.89
66  Algeria 1.89
67  Saudi Arabia 1.88
68  Namibia 1.87
69  Israel 1.81
70  Cambodia 1.76
71  Philippines 1.72
72  Paraguay 1.72
73  Cayman Islands 1.70
74  Pakistan 1.69
75  Bhutan 1.68
76  Malaysia 1.66
77  Egypt 1.66
78  Bolivia 1.65
79  Panama 1.64
80  New Caledonia 1.60
81  Ecuador 1.60
82  Australia 1.60
83  Swaziland 1.54
84  Kiribati 1.54
85  Venezuela 1.53
86  Mongolia 1.52
87  Djibouti 1.52
88  Bahamas, The 1.52
89  Uzbekistan 1.47
90  Nicaragua 1.46
91  Morocco 1.43
92  Kazakhstan 1.43
93  Costa Rica 1.42
94  Brunei 1.40
95  Haiti 1.39
96  Azerbaijan 1.35
97  Norway 1.32
98  Iran 1.32
99  Colombia 1.32
100  Turkmenistan 1.29
101  Turkey 1.28
102  India 1.26
103  Dominican Republic 1.26
104  Peru 1.25
105  Indonesia 1.25
106  Mexico 1.24
107  Kyrgyzstan 1.22
108  Guam 1.21
109  Bangladesh 1.19
110  South Africa 1.18
111  Hong Kong 1.17
112    Nepal 1.16
 World 1.15
113  St. Kitts and Nevis 1.15
114  Canada 1.14
115  Cyprus 1.11
116  Lesotho 1.08
117  French Polynesia 1.08
118   Switzerland 1.07
119  Vietnam 1.06
120  Sri Lanka 1.04
121  Antigua and Barbuda 1.03
122  Tunisia 0.97
123  Lebanon 0.96
124  Suriname 0.90
125  Chile 0.90
126  St. Lucia 0.89
127  Argentina 0.88
128  Brazil 0.87
129  Kosovo 0.86
130  Botswana 0.86
131  Monaco 0.85
132  Burma 0.85
133  Belgium 0.85
134  Libya 0.84
135  Samoa 0.78
136  Fiji 0.78
137  Cape Verde 0.78
138  United Kingdom 0.75
139  United States 0.74
140  Isle of Man 0.74
141  Liechtenstein 0.73
142  Curacao 0.73
143  Palau 0.72
144  Sweden 0.71
145  El Salvador 0.66
146  San Marino 0.64
147  New Zealand 0.63
148  Georgia 0.63
149  Andorra 0.63
150  Guyana 0.57
151  North Korea 0.53
152 Channel Islands[10] 0.51
153  France 0.50
154  Barbados 0.50
155  China 0.49
156  Finland 0.48
157  Austria 0.46
158  South Korea 0.45
159  Netherlands 0.45
160  Aruba 0.44
161  Mauritius 0.42
162  Russia 0.40
163  Malta 0.40
164  Dominica 0.40
165  Seychelles 0.39
166  Grenada 0.39
167  Tonga 0.37
168  Bermuda 0.37
169  Denmark 0.36
170  Uruguay 0.35
171  Iceland 0.35
172  Trinidad and Tobago 0.33
173  Italy 0.32
174  Thailand 0.31
175  Slovenia 0.26
176  Ireland 0.26
177  Albania 0.26
178  Slovakia 0.22
179  Jamaica 0.21
180  Czech Republic 0.18
181  Armenia 0.17
182  Tuvalu 0.16
183  Northern Mariana Islands 0.14
184  Marshall Islands 0.11
185  Germany 0.11
186  Spain 0.09
187  Macedonia 0.08
188  Montenegro 0.07
189  Poland 0.02
190  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.01
191  Micronesia −0.03
192  Moldova −0.04
193  Estonia −0.04
194  Cuba −0.05
195  Faroe Islands −0.09
196  Belarus −0.10
197  Greenland −0.11
198  Bosnia and Herzegovina −0.14
199  Greece −0.18
200  Japan −0.20
201  Ukraine −0.25
202  American Samoa −0.26
203  Romania −0.27
204  Hungary −0.28
205  Portugal −0.29
206  Croatia −0.32
207  United States Virgin Islands −0.48
208  Serbia −0.48
209  Bulgaria −0.60
210  Puerto Rico −0.73
211  Lithuania −1.48
212  Latvia −1.60

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Nations World Population Prospects: 2006 revision – Table A.8
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ World Bank Population growth (annual %)
  4. ^ Includes Mayotte
  5. ^ Including dependencies
  6. ^ Recent official estimates show a growth rate of 1.00 per Statistics New Zealand
  7. ^ Metropolitan France only
  8. ^ Mainland only. Excludes SARs
  9. ^ Growth rate for 2004–2005. From Taiwan National Statistics Office
  10. ^ a b Consists of Jersey and Guernsey