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    Solomon Islands People - 1989

      Population: 323,545 (July 1989), growth rate 3.6% (1989)

      Birth rate: 41 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 5 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 41 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 66 years male, 71 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 6.4 children born/woman (1989)

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

      Ethnic divisions: 93.0% Melanesian, 4.0% Polynesian, 1.5% Micronesian, 0.8% European, 0.3% Chinese, 0.4% other

      Religion: almost all at least nominally Christian; Anglican, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Roman Catholic Churches dominant

      Language: 120 indigenous languages; Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English spoken by 1-2% of population

      Literacy: 60%

      Labor force: 23,448 economically active; 32.4% agriculture, forestry, and fishing; 25% services, 7.0% construction, manufacturing, and mining; 4.7% commerce, transport, and finance (1984)

      Organized labor: NA, but most of the cash-economy workers have trade union representation

      NOTE: The information regarding Solomon Islands on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Solomon Islands People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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