Solomon Islands Population (LIVE)

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Solomon Islands Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Solomon Islands is 677,347 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • the Solomon Islands 2019 population is estimated at 669,823 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • the Solomon Islands population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • the Solomon Islands ranks number 166 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Solomon Islands is 24 per Km2 (62 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 27,990 Km2 (10,807 sq. miles)
  • 23.0 % of the population is urban (153,795 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the Solomon Islands is 19.6 years.

Population of the Solomon Islands (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSolomon Islands
Global Rank
2019 669,823 2.60 % 16,966 -1,600 19.6 4.44 24 23.0 % 153,795 0.01 % 7,713,468,100 166
2018 652,857 2.64 % 16,818 -1,600 19.6 4.44 23 22.7 % 148,021 0.01 % 7,631,091,040 166
2017 636,039 2.68 % 16,601 -1,600 19.6 4.44 23 22.4 % 142,360 0.01 % 7,547,858,925 166
2016 619,438 2.71 % 16,320 -1,600 19.6 4.44 22 22.1 % 136,808 0.01 % 7,464,022,049 167
2015 603,118 2.70 % 15,051 -1,600 19.6 4.44 22 21.8 % 131,361 0.01 % 7,379,797,139 167
2010 527,861 2.35 % 11,589 -2,851 19.5 4.40 19 20.0 % 105,810 0.01 % 6,956,823,603 169
2005 469,918 2.63 % 11,452 -1,689 19.1 4.60 17 17.8 % 83,789 0.01 % 6,541,907,027 169
2000 412,660 2.81 % 10,676-1,057 18.7 4.91 15 15.8 % 65,246 0.01 % 6,143,493,823 172
1995 359,281 2.87 % 9,483 -1,336 17.9 5.53 13 14.7 % 52,678 0.01 % 5,744,212,979 174
1990 311,866 2.87 % 8,216 -1,701 17.0 6.13 11 13.7 % 42,649 0.01 % 5,327,231,061 174
1985 270,788 3.27 % 8,048 -684 16.2 6.43 10 12.4 % 33,669 0.01 % 4,870,921,740 174
1980 230,546 3.58 % 7,429 -483 16.3 7.04 8 10.6 % 24,390 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 174
1975 193,402 3.83 % 6,630 86 16.3 7.24 7 9.1 % 17,651 0.00 % 4,079,480,606 175
1970 160,250 3.21 % 4,687 292 18.2 6.54 6 8.9 % 14,293 0.00 % 3,700,437,046 175
1965 136,816 3.03 % 3,793 472 18.3 6.40 5 7.2 % 9,914 0.00 % 3,339,583,597 175
1960 117,849 2.93 % 3,169 630 18.3 6.40 4 5.8 % 6,798 0.00 % 3,034,949,748 174
1955 102,002 2.58 % 2,442 565 18.6 6.40 4 4.7 % 4,774 0.00 % 2,773,019,936 175
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Solomon Islands Population Forecast

-1,600
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSolomon Islands
Global Rank
2020 686,884 2.64 % 16,753 -1,600 19.9 4.44 25 23.2 % 159,686 0.01 % 7,794,798,739 166
2025 773,420 2.40 % 17,307 -1,600 20.4 4.44 28 24.7 % 190,885 0.01 % 8,184,437,460 166
2030 864,605 2.25 % 18,237 -1,600 21.1 4.44 31 26.0 % 224,934 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 164
2035 962,630 2.17 % 19,605 -1,600 22.0 4.44 34 27.2 % 261,385 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 164
2040 1,067,653 2.09 % 21,005 -1,600 22.9 4.44 38 28.1 % 300,118 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 162
2045 1,177,277 1.97 % 21,925 -1,600 23.8 4.44 42 29.0 % 341,651 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 162
2050 1,290,216 1.85 % 22,588   24.6 4.44 46 29.9 % 385,392 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 160
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Solomon Islands Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the Solomon Islands
Life Expectancy
73.38 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
13.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
18.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
349,262 50.85% 337,616 49.15% 686,884 1.03

Population Pyramid for the Solomon Islands (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 141,773 51.56% 133,188 48.44% 274,961 40.03%
15-24 67,980 51.88% 63,049 48.12% 131,029 19.08%
25-54 111,615 49.75% 112,746 50.25% 224,361 32.66%
55-64 15,723 50.21% 15,591 49.79% 31,314 4.56%
65+ 12,171 48.27% 13,042 51.73% 25,213 3.67%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 274,961 40.03% 71.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 386,704 56.30% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 25,213 3.67% 6.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
300,174 43.70% 77.6

Main Cities by Population in the Solomon Islands

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Honiara 56,298

See also

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Notes

The Solomon Islands Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Solomon Islands delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the Solomon Islands (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by the Solomon Islands in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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