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Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 5, 2013

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

Ethnic groups:
Melanesian 94.5%, Polynesian 3%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (1999 census)

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 73.7% (Church of Melanesia 32.8%, South Seas Evangelical 17%, Seventh-Day Adventist 11.2%, United Church 10.3%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.4%), Roman Catholic 19%, other Christian 4.4%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2% (1999 census)

Population:
584,578 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 168

Age structure:
0-14 years: 37.3% (male 112,201/female 105,763)
15-24 years: 19.9% (male 59,809/female 56,749)
25-54 years: 34.6% (male 103,215/female 99,217)
55-64 years: 4.2% (male 12,043/female 12,508)
65 years and over: 3.9% (male 11,238/female 11,835) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 21.1 years
male: 20.9 years
female: 21.3 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.17% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 43

Birth rate:
27.46 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 47

Death rate:
3.91 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 207

Net migration rate:
-1.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 161

Urbanization:
urban population: 19% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 4.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

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

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
93 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 77

Infant mortality rate:
total: 17.25 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 102
male: 19.65 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.74 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.42 years
country comparison to the world: 106
male: 71.83 years
female: 77.14 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
3.51 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49

Health expenditures:
5.4% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 130

Physicians density:
0.186 physicians/1,000 population (2005)

Hospital bed density:
1.4 beds/1,000 population (2005)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 98% of population
rural: 18% of population
total: 31% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 82% of population
total: 69% of population

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
11.5% (2007)
country comparison to the world: 62

Education expenditures:
NA

Literacy:
NA

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


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Solomon Islands on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands PEOPLE 2013 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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