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 annual 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 2012.[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.

List of countries[edit]

  • 2009 List by the World Bank (WB 2009)
  • 2013 List by the CIA World Factbook (CIA WF 2012)
  • 2013 List by the CIA World Factbook (CIA WF 2014)[4]
  • 2005–2010 List by the United Nations (UN 2005–2010)
  • 2010–2015 List by the United Nations (UN 2010–2015)[5]
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Country/ Region WB
2009
%
CIA WF
2012
%
CIA WF
2014
%
UN
2005 -
2010
%
UN
2010 -
2015
%
World 1.15 1.17 - 1.22 1.18
 Afghanistan 2.44 2.29 2.29 2.73 3.02
 Albania 0.26 0.30 0.30 -1.21 -0.04
 Algeria 1.89 1.88 1.88 1.60 1.92
 Andorra 0.63 0.17 0.17 0.77 -3.61
 Angola 3.12 2.78 2.78 3.39 3.30
 Antigua and Barbuda 1.03 1.25 1.25 1.10 1.03
 Argentina 0.88 0.95 0.95 1.03 1.04
 Armenia 0.17 -0.13 -0.13 -0.34 0.36
 Australia 1.60 1.09 1.09 1.78 1.57
 Austria 0.46 0.01 0.01 0.38 0.36
 Azerbaijan 1.35 0.99 0.99 1.22 1.39
 Bahamas 1.52 0.87 0.87 1.83 1.45
 Bahrain 1.92 2.49 2.49 7.50 1.76
 Bangladesh 1.19 1.60 1.60 1.18 1.20
 Barbados 0.50 0.33 0.33 0.40 0.33
 Belarus -0.10 -0.19 -0.19 -0.31 0.01
 Belgium 0.85 0.05 0.05 0.69 0.66
 Belize 2.43 1.92 1.92 2.54 2.22
 Benin 2.73 2.81 2.81 3.01 2.69
 Bhutan 1.68 1.13 1.13 2.02 1.46
 Bolivia 1.65 1.60 1.60 1.67 1.56
 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.14 -0.11 -0.11 0.01 -0.13
 Botswana 0.86 1.26 1.26 1.88 1.99
 Brazil 0.87 0.80 0.80 1.05 0.91
 Brunei 1.40 1.65 1.65 1.67 1.47
 Bulgaria -0.60 -0.83 -0.83 -0.73 -0.71
 Burkina Faso 2.86 3.05 3.05 3.05 2.94
 Burma 0.85 1.03 1.03 0.69 0.82
 Burundi 3.19 3.28 3.28 3.52 3.34
 Cape Verde 0.78 1.39 1.39 0.67 1.19
 Cambodia 1.76 1.63 1.63 1.51 1.62
 Cameroon 2.54 2.60 2.60 2.55 2.51
 Canada 1.14 0.76 0.76 1.13 1.04
 Central African Republic 1.99 2.13 2.13 1.83 1.95
 Chad 3.00 1.92 1.92 3.34 3.31
 Chile 0.90 0.84 0.84 1.11 1.07
 China[6] 0.49 0.44 0.44 0.54 0.52
 Colombia 1.32 1.07 1.07 1.18 0.98
 Comoros[7] 2.44 1.87 1.87 2.43 2.42
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.74 2.50 2.50 3.24 3.17
 Congo 2.61 1.94 1.94 2.98 2.56
 Costa Rica 1.42 1.24 1.24 1.35 1.12
 Ivory Coast 2.29 1.96 1.96 2.09 2.40
 Croatia -0.32 -0.12 -0.12 -0.28 -0.36
 Cuba -0.05 -0.14 -0.14 0.08 0.14
 Cyprus 1.11 1.48 1.48 1.33 1.09
 Czech Republic 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.53 0.07
 Denmark 0.36 0.22 0.22 0.49 0.42
 Djibouti 1.52 2.23 2.23 1.30 1.33
 Dominica 0.40 0.22 0.22 0.18 0.42
 Dominican Republic 1.26 1.25 1.25 1.38 1.24
 Ecuador 1.60 1.37 1.37 1.67 1.56
 Egypt 1.66 1.84 1.84 1.81 2.18
 El Salvador 0.66 0.27 0.27 0.30 0.29
 Equatorial Guinea 2.80 2.54 2.54 3.04 2.96
 Eritrea 3.28 2.30 2.30 2.25 2.17
 Estonia -0.04 -0.68 -0.68 -0.35 -0.30
 Ethiopia 2.58 2.89 2.89 2.67 2.53
 Fiji 0.78 0.70 0.70 0.91 0.74
 Finland 0.48 0.05 0.05 0.46 0.50
 France[8] 0.50 0.45 0.45 0.55 0.45
 Gabon 2.39 1.94 1.94 2.25 2.25
 Gambia 3.19 2.23 2.23 3.23 3.24
 Georgia 0.63 -0.11 -0.11 -1.03 -1.21
 Germany 0.11 -0.18 -0.18 -0.20 0.06
 Ghana 2.17 2.19 2.19 2.57 2.39
 Greece -0.18 0.01 0.01 0.19 -0.40
 Grenada 0.39 0.50 0.50 0.33 0.41
 Guatemala 2.53 1.86 1.86 2.22 2.08
 Guinea 2.56 2.63 2.63 2.60 2.71
 Guinea-Bissau 2.39 1.93 1.93 2.22 2.42
 Guyana 0.57 -0.11 -0.11 0.29 0.36
 Haiti 1.39 1.08 1.08 1.53 1.38
 Honduras 2.03 1.74 1.74 1.74 1.47
 Hungary -0.28 -0.21 -0.21 -0.16 -0.32
 Iceland 0.35 0.65 0.65 1.39 0.70
 India 1.26 1.25 1.25 1.46 1.26
 Indonesia 1.25 0.95 0.95 1.31 1.28
 Iran 1.32 1.22 1.22 1.15 1.27
 Iraq 2.54 2.23 2.23 2.67 3.31
 Ireland 0.26 1.20 1.20 1.88 0.31
 Israel 1.81 1.46 1.46 2.33 1.66
 Italy 0.32 0.30 0.30 0.32 0.07
 Jamaica 0.21 0.69 0.69 0.47 0.38
 Japan -0.20 -0.13 -0.13 0.05 -0.12
 Jordan 2.19 3.86 3.86 4.01 3.06
 Kazakhstan 1.43 1.17 1.17 1.08 1.55
 Kenya 2.70 2.11 2.11 2.64 2.65
 Kiribati 1.54 1.18 1.18 2.12 1.82
 North Korea 0.53 0.53 0.53 0.57 0.53
 South Korea 0.45 0.16 0.16 0.61 0.48
 Kuwait 3.95 1.70 1.70 6.03 4.81
 Kyrgyzstan 1.22 1.04 1.04 1.32 1.67
 Laos 1.89 1.59 1.59 1.72 1.66
 Latvia -1.60 -0.62 -0.62 -1.27 -1.18
 Lebanon 0.96 9.73 9.37 1.68 5.99
 Lesotho 1.08 0.34 0.34 0.86 1.20
 Liberia 2.68 2.52 2.52 3.82 2.58
 Libya 0.84 3.08 3.08 1.54 0.04
 Liechtenstein 0.73 0.82 0.82 0.80 0.68
 Lithuania -1.48 -0.29 -0.29 -1.36 -1.63
 Luxembourg 2.49 1.12 1.12 2.08 2.21
 Macedonia 0.08 0.21 0.21 0.19 0.16
 Madagascar 2.80 2.62 2.62 2.84 2.79
 Malawi 2.86 3.33 3.33 2.94 3.06
 Malaysia 1.66 1.47 1.47 1.73 1.51
 Maldives 1.93 -0.09 -0.09 1.73 1.79
 Mali 2.99 3.00 3.00 3.27 2.98
 Malta 0.40 0.33 0.33 0.74 0.32
 Marshall Islands 0.11 1.72 1.72 0.14 0.21
 Mauritania 2.49 2.26 2.26 2.60 2.49
 Mauritius 0.42 0.66 0.66 0.42 0.40
 Mexico 1.24 1.21 1.21 1.55 1.37
 Micronesia -0.03 -0.42 -0.42 -0.49 0.16
 Moldova -0.04 -1.02 -1.02 -0.36 -0.08
 Monaco 0.85 0.06 0.06 1.72 0.48
 Mongolia 1.52 1.37 1.37 1.42 1.74
 Montenegro 0.07 -0.49 -0.49 0.18 0.12
 Morocco 1.43 1.02 1.02 1.10 1.37
 Mozambique 2.50 2.45 2.45 2.82 2.80
 Namibia 1.87 0.67 0.67 1.58 2.28
 Nauru 0.56 0.56 -0.18 0.39
   Nepal 1.16 1.82 1.82 1.05 1.18
 Netherlands 0.45 0.42 0.42 0.36 0.35
 New Zealand[9] 0.63 0.83 0.83 1.10 0.72
 Nicaragua 1.46 1.02 1.02 1.29 1.17
 Niger 3.84 3.28 3.28 3.78 4.00
 Nigeria 2.79 2.47 2.47 2.65 2.67
 Norway 1.32 1.19 1.19 1.12 1.27
 Oman 9.13 2.06 2.06 3.21 8.45
 Pakistan 1.69 1.49 1.49 2.07 2.11
 Palau 0.72 0.37 0.37 0.56 0.79
 Palestine/Gaza Strip 3.01 2.91 2.91 2.56 2.75
 Panama 1.64 1.35 1.35 1.74 1.64
 Papua New Guinea 2.17 1.84 1.84 2.36 2.14
 Paraguay 1.72 1.19 1.19 1.38 1.34
 Peru 1.25 0.99 0.99 1.24 1.32
 Philippines 1.72 1.81 1.81 1.54 1.58
 Poland 0.02 -0.11 -0.11 0.06 0.02
 Portugal -0.29 0.12 0.12 0.20 -0.45
 Qatar 7.05 3.58 3.58 14.93 4.72
 Romania -0.27 -0.29 -0.29 -1.06 -0.79
 Russia 0.40 -0.03 -0.03 -0.07 0.04
 Rwanda 2.77 2.63 2.63 2.67 2.41
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.15 0.78 0.78 1.27 1.19
 Saint Lucia 0.89 0.35 0.35 1.40 0.84
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.01 -0.29 -0.29 0.10 0.03
 Samoa 0.78 0.59 0.59 0.67 0.76
 San Marino 0.64 0.87 0.87 0.97 0.70
 São Tomé and Príncipe 2.65 1.89 1.89 2.19 2.16
 Saudi Arabia 1.88 1.49 1.49 2.54 2.32
 Senegal 2.92 2.48 2.48 2.79 3.10
 Serbia -0.48 -0.46 -0.46 -0.28 -0.47
 Seychelles 0.39 0.87 0.87 0.95 0.72
 Sierra Leone 1.91 2.33 2.33 2.60 2.22
 Singapore 2.45 1.92 1.92 2.44 1.97
 Slovakia 0.22 0.03 0.03 0.08 0.07
 Slovenia 0.26 -0.23 -0.23 0.55 0.15
 Solomon Islands 2.13 2.07 2.07 2.29 2.07
 Somalia 2.86 1.75 1.75 2.47 2.37
 South Africa 1.18 -0.48 -0.48 1.31 1.08
 South Sudan 4.30 4.12 4.33 4.09
 Spain 0.09 0.81 0.81 1.22 -0.21
 Sri Lanka 1.04 0.86 0.86 0.68 0.50
 Sudan 2.08 1.78 1.78 2.43 2.16
 Suriname 0.90 1.12 1.12 1.04 0.94
 Swaziland 1.54 1.14 1.14 1.54 1.51
 Sweden 0.71 0.79 0.79 0.77 0.83
  Switzerland 1.07 0.78 0.78 1.11 1.16
 Syria 1.97 -9.73 -9.73 2.67 -2.27
 Taiwan 0.25 0.25
 Tajikistan 2.45 1.75 1.75 2.16 2.24
 Tanzania 3.04 2.80 2.80 3.12 3.16
 Thailand 0.31 0.35 0.35 0.25 0.38
 Timor-Leste 2.88 2.44 2.44 1.32 2.28
 Togo 2.60 2.71 2.71 2.72 2.67
 Tonga 0.37 0.09 0.09 0.60 0.42
 Trinidad and Tobago 0.33 -0.11 -0.11 0.48 0.48
 Tunisia 0.97 0.92 0.92 1.04 1.12
 Turkey 1.28 1.12 1.12 1.27 1.69
 Turkmenistan 1.29 1.14 1.14 1.20 1.27
 Tuvalu 0.16 0.80 0.80 0.27 0.18
 Uganda 3.35 3.24 3.24 3.35 3.27
 Ukraine -0.25 -0.64 -0.64 -0.50 -0.36
 United Arab Emirates 3.10 2.71 2.71 12.40 1.89
 United Kingdom 0.75 0.54 0.54 0.82 0.63
 United States 0.74 0.77 0.77 0.91 0.75
 Uruguay 0.35 0.26 0.26 0.29 0.34
 Uzbekistan 1.47 0.93 0.93 1.36 1.50
 Vanuatu 2.24 2.01 2.01 2.42 2.27
  Vatican City 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.03
 Venezuela 1.53 1.42 1.42 1.60 1.41
 Vietnam 1.06 1.00 1.00 0.96 1.12
 Western Sahara (Sahrawi) 2.89 2.89 3.60 2.23
 Yemen 2.33 2.72 2.72 2.81 2.57
 Zambia 3.19 2.88 2.88 2.89 3.05
 Zimbabwe 2.70 4.36 4.36 1.47 2.21
 Anguilla (UK) 2.06 2.06 1.71 1.19
 Aruba (Netherlands) 0.44 1.36 1.36 0.31 0.45
 Bermuda (UK) 0.37 0.52 0.52 -0.36 -0.62
Caribbean Netherlands 7.49 3.43
 Cayman Islands (UK) 1.70 2.14 2.14 2.65 1.55
Channel Islands ( UK) [10] 0.51 0.58 0.36 0.67 0.51
 Christmas Island (Australia) 1.11
 Cook Islands (NZ) -3.00 -3.00 0.89 0.53
 Curaçao (Netherlands) 0.73 2.63 1.26
 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 0.01 0.01 -0.59 0.33
 Falkland Islands -0.09 0.49 0.49 0.10 -0.15
 Gibraltar (UK) 0.25 0.25 1.11 0.94
 Greenland (Denmark) -0.11 0.02 0.02 -0.14 -0.13
 Guadeloupe (France) 0.27 0.50
 Guam (USA) 1.21 0.44 0.44 0.13 1.27
 French Guiana 2.78 2.78
 Hong Kong 1.17 0.41 0.41 0.44 0.83
 Isle of Man (UK) 0.74 0.80 0.80 0.97 0.80
 Kosovo 0.86
 Macau 1.90 0.83 0.83 2.66 1.89
 Martinique (France) -0.12 0.09
 Mayotte (France) 3.17 2.79
 Montserrat (UK) 0.48 0.48 0.72 0.68
 New Caledonia (France) 1.60 1.42 1.42 1.49 1.32
 Niue (New Zealand) -0.03 -0.03 -0.79 -0.14
 Norfolk Island (Australia) 0.01
 Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 0.14 1.13 1.13 -3.57 0.44
 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 0.00 0.00
 French Polynesia 1.08 0.97 0.97 1.01 1.07
 Puerto Rico (USA) -0.73 -0.65 -0.65 -0.28 -0.14
 Réunion (France) 0.96 0.73
 Saint Helena & dependencies (UK) 0.27 0.27 -0.48 -1.04
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) -1.02 -1.02 0.05 0.05
 American Samoa -0.26 -0.35 -0.35 -1.21 -0.04
 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 1.51 0.36 3.13
 Svalbard (Norway) -0.03
 Tokelau (NZ) -0.01 -0.01 -1.28 1.93
 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 2.19 2.58 2.58 3.17 2.05
 British Virgin Islands 2.36 2.36 3.23 2.02
 U.S. Virgin Islands -0.48 -0.56 -0.56 -0.26 -0.02
 Wallis and Futuna (France) 0.33 0.33 -0.98 -0.62
Asia/Other non-specified areas 0.43 0.16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Nations World Population Prospects: 2006 revision – Table A.8
  2. ^ "The World Factbook". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "World Bank Population growth (annual %)". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. ^ CIA The World Factbook: Population growth rate. Retrieved 11/08/2015.
  5. ^ UN World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision. Population Growth Rate. Retrieved 11/08/2015.
  6. ^ Mainland only. Excludes SARs
  7. ^ Includes Mayotte
  8. ^ Metropolitan France only
  9. ^ Recent official estimates show a growth rate of 1.00 per Statistics New Zealand
  10. ^ Consists of  Jersey and  Guernsey