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Theme Population and Development
Code PD-POP-1.2
Sub-theme Population
Name Population growth
Definition Total growth rate. The rate at which a population is increasing (or decreasing) in a given year due to natural increase and net migration, expressed as a percentage of the base population
Calculation/Formula [Births - deaths + net migration] / Total population x 100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) All ages
Purpose/Rationale Reflects on the magnitude of growth over a specific time period, usually one year (i.e. described in annual rate of growth, %) Comparison with other growth rates, such as economic growth, easy indication of where country / society is heading in terms of development. Provides basis for calculation of population doubling time.
Policy Linkages National Development Plans (NDP), National Sustainable Development frameworks (NSDF)
Preferred Data Sources Census (two collections)
Alternative_Data Sources Population projections, models
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: Population registers (long-term)
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDD
SPC Programme SDD
Numerator Births - deaths + net migration
Component 1 Births
Component 2 Deaths
Component 3 Net migration
Denominator Total population
Factor X 100
Unit %