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High income OECD countries Compared by People > Population growth rate

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Israel 1.5% 2013
2 Ireland 1.16% 2013
3 Luxembourg 1.13% 2013
4 Australia 1.11% 2013
5 United States 0.9% 2013
6 Chile 0.86% 2013
=7 New Zealand 0.85% 2013
=7 Switzerland 0.85% 2013
9 Canada 0.77% 2013
10 Spain 0.73% 2013
11 Iceland 0.66% 2013
12 United Kingdom 0.55% 2013
13 France 0.47% 2013
14 Netherlands 0.44% 2013
15 Italy 0.34% 2013
16 Norway 0.33% 2013
17 Denmark 0.23% 2013
=18 Sweden 0.18% 2013
=18 South Korea 0.18% 2013
20 Portugal 0.15% 2013
21 Slovakia 0.09% 2013
22 Finland 0.06% 2013
23 Belgium 0.05% 2013
24 Greece 0.04% 2013
25 Austria 0.02% 2013
26 Poland -0.09% 2013
27 Japan -0.1% 2013
28 Czech Republic -0.15% 2013
29 Germany -0.19% 2013
30 Slovenia -0.21% 2013
31 Estonia -0.66% 2013

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