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Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 28, 2014

Nationality:
noun: Solomon Islander(s)
adjective: Solomon Islander

Ethnic groups:
Melanesian 95.3%, Polynesian 3.1%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 0.3% (2009 est.)

Languages:
Melanesian pidgin (in much of the country is lingua franca), English (official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population), 120 indigenous languages

Religions:
Protestant 73.4% (Church of Melanesia 31.9%, South Sea Evangelical 17.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 11.7%, United Church 10.1%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.5%), Roman Catholic 19.6%, other Christian 2.9%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.1%, none 0.03% (2009 est.)

Population:
597,248 (July 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 169
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Age structure:
0-14 years: 36.8% (male 113,030/female 106,527)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 20% (male 61,244/female 58,027)
25-54 years: 35% (male 106,525/female 102,452)
55-64 years: 4.3% (male 12,586/female 12,930)
65 years and over: 4% (male 11,598/female 12,329) (2013 est.)

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 77.1 %
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youth dependency ratio: 71.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6 %
potential support ratio: 16.8 (2013)

Median age:
total: 21.3 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 21.1 years
female: 21.6 years (2013 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.12% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 46
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Birth rate:
26.9 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 48
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
3.88 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 210
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-1.82 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 159
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Urbanization:
urban population: 19% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 4.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
HONIARA (capital) 72,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
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0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2013 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
93 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 78
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 16.7 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 102
male: 19.03 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.26 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.66 years
country comparison to the world: 107
male: 72.05 years
female: 77.39 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate:
3.44 children born/woman (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49
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Contraceptive prevalence rate:
34.6% (2006/07)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
8.8% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 49
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Physicians density:
0.22 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
1.4 beds/1,000 population (2005)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 93% of population
rural: 75.7% of population
total: 79.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 7% of population
rural: 24.3% of population
total: 20.7% of population (2011 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 81.4% of population
rural: 15% of population
total: 28.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 18.6% of population
rural: 85% of population
total: 71.5% of population (2011 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
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HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
30% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 27
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
11.5% (2007)
country comparison to the world: 64
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
7.3% of GDP (2010)
country comparison to the world: 19
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.1%
male: 88.9%
female: 79.2%

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 9 years
male: 10 years
female: 9 years (2007)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Solomon Islands on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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