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Population
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581,318 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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21.1 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 40.1% (male 118,856/female 114,173)
15-64 years: 56.5% (male 166,004/female 162,317)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 9,487/female 10,481) (2008 est.)
Median Age
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total: 19.4 years
male: 19.3 years
female: 19.6 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
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2.467% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
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28.48 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
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3.81 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
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NA
Sex ratio
Definition
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: 0.91 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 19.67 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.36 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 16.84 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 73.44 years
male: 70.9 years
female: 76.1 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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3.65 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
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NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
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NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: Solomon Islander(s)
adjective: Solomon Islander
Ethnic groups
Definition
Melanesian 94.5%, Polynesian 3%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (1999 census)
Religions
Definition
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
Definition
Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English (official; but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population); 120 indigenous languages
Literacy
Definition
NA


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