Population Growth Rate
Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . 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.
Population Issues and Progress
The UN Population Fund advises that, "governments need to be able to gather information about, track and analyse population trends in order to create and manage sound policies and generate the political will to appropriately address both current and future needs."
Population Growth Rate Data (annual %)
- ↑ UNFPA. (2010). UN Population Fund. Retrieved October 28, 2010, from UN Population Fund: http://www.unfpa.org/pds/index.html