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    Solomon Islands People - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/solomon_islands/solomon_islands_people.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      552,438 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 41.3% (male 116,370/female 111,834)
      15-64 years: 55.4% (male 154,793/female 151,308)
      65 years and over: 3.3% (male 8,696/female 9,437) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 18.9 years
      male: 18.7 years
      female: 19 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      2.61% (2006 est.)

      Birth rate:
      30.01 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Death rate:
      3.92 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.92 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 20.63 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 23.54 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 17.59 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 72.91 years
      male: 70.4 years
      female: 75.55 years (2006 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      3.91 children born/woman (2006 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 94.5%, Polynesian 3%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (1999 census)

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

      Languages:
      Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English is official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the 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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Solomon Islands People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
    Copyright © 2006 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


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