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Title
Title:
Urban Population - Average Annual Growth Rate (Projection)
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_pop_urban_project_growth
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
The United Nations Population Division biennially prepares the official United Nations population estimates and projections for countries, their urban and rural areas, and their major cities for all countries and areas of the world. These population estimates and projections provide the standard and consistent set of population figures which are used throughout the United Nations system as the basis for activities requiring population information as an input. In particular, these population figures provide the "denominators" for the regular estimates and projections exercises undertaken by the specialized agencies in sectors such as labour force, school enrolment and agriculture. The Population Division, the regional commissions, specialized agencies and other organizations within the United Nations system that regularly make use of these estimates and projections (particularly for the preparation of the above-mentioned population-based sectoral estimates and projections) meet every two years, under the auspices of the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination (ACC), to organize work and to maintain consistency among the United Nations population and sectoral estimates and projections. A second aspect of the population estimates and projections work programme is preparation of consistent estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations for all countries and areas of the world. Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations cover the period of 1950 to 2030 and are revised biennially. Thirdly, the Population Division prepares the United Nations estimates and projections of populations of urban agglomerations and of capital cities. These urban agglomerations estimates and projections cover the period from 1950 to 2015. The full results are published in the same monograph as the urban projections. The Population Division also prepares, from time to time, supplementary world population projections, extending the regular projections into the "long term". The latest such projections, published in 1998, presents seven scenarios of population projections to the year 2150 for large areas of the world appeared in World Population Projections to 2150. Data available on the CD-ROM World Urbanization Prospect: The 1999 Revision prepared by the Population division, Departement of Economic and Social affairs. http://www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm
Purpose:
This indicator shows 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.
Units:
Percent
GEO Theme:
Urban Areas
GEO Data Category:   
Urbanisation
Type:
Other Documents
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Urban environment, urban stress
Free Keywords:
Urbanisation, urban growth rate, projection, subregional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
No reference for download
File Format:
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Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1950-1955, 1955-1960, ..., 2025-2030
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2001
Data Source:
World Urbanisation Prospect
Data Provider:
UN Pop. Div.
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020111
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
Urban Population
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of Population or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
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General comments
Country notes:
Data for Australia include Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island. Data for China do not include Hong Kong. Data for Mauritius include Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon. Holy See refers to the Vatican City State. Data for Saint Helena include Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
Definitions:
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Comments:
Figures for 1950-1995 are estimates and those for years beyond 1995 are projections. Estimates and projections are presented only for years that are multiples of five. The urban population data presented are consistent with the medium variant of the 1998 Revision of World Population Prospects, the official United Nations population estimates and projections at the national level. The urban population estimates are based on the varying national definitions of urban areas. Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).