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Solomon Islands


    • Population:
      399,206 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        46% (female 90,293; male 93,695)

        15-64 years:
        51% (female 100,183; male 103,374)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 5,738; male 5,923) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      3.4% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      38.48 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      4.51 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      26.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        70.84 years

        male:
        68.38 years

        female:
        73.41 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      5.59 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Solomon Islander(s)

        adjective:
        Solomon Islander

    • Ethnic divisions:
      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%, traditional 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:
      NA%

    • Labor force:
      NA

        by occupation:
        agriculture, forestry, and fishing 32.4%, services 25%, construction, manufacturing, and mining 7.0%, commerce, transport, and finance 4.7% (1984)






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