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    Solomon Islands People - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/solomon_islands/solomon_islands_people.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 509,190 (July 2003 est.)


      Age structure: 0-14 years: 42.9% (male 111,333; female 107,062)
      15-64 years: 54% (male 139,072; female 135,721)
      65 years and over: 3.1% (male 7,754; female 8,248) (2003 est.)


      Median age: total: 18.2 years
      male: 18.1 years
      female: 18.3 years (2002)


      Population growth rate: 2.83% (2003 est.)


      Birth rate: 32.45 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Death rate: 4.12 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 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: 0.94 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2003 est.)


      Infant mortality rate: total: 22.88 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 19.58 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
      male: 26.03 deaths/1,000 live births


      Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.1 years
      male: 69.64 years
      female: 74.68 years (2003 est.)


      Total fertility rate: 4.34 children born/woman (2003 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 93%, Polynesian 4%, Micronesian 1.5%, European 0.8%, Chinese 0.3%, other 0.4%


      Religions: Anglican 45%, Roman Catholic 18%, United (Methodist/Presbyterian) 12%, Baptist 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, other Protestant 5%, indigenous beliefs 4%


      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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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