Solomon Islands



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Solomon Islands People 2001


Population: 480,442 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  43.79% (male 107,229; female 103,162) 15-64 years:  53.15% (male 129,315; female 126,021) 65 years and over:  3.06% (male 7,190; female 7,525) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.98% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 34.05 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 4.27 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years:  1.03 male(s)/female 65 years and over:  0.96 male(s)/female total population:  1.03 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 24.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  71.55 years male:  69.12 years female:  74.1 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 4.65 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun:  Solomon Islander(s) adjective:  Solomon Islander
Ethnic groups: Melanesian 93%, Polynesian 4%, Micronesian 1.5%, European 0.8%, Chinese 0.3%, other 0.4%
Religions: Anglican 34%, Roman Catholic 19%, Baptist 17%, United (Methodist/Presbyterian) 11%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, other Protestant 5%, indigenous beliefs 4%
Languages: Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca, English spoken by 1%-2% of population note:  120 indigenous languages
Literacy: definition:  NA total population:  NA% male:  NA% female:  NA%

NOTE: The information regarding Solomon Islands on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Solomon Islands People 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands People 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.