Solomon Islands Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



Solomon Islands population 2017

During 2017 Solomon Islands population is projected to increased by 12 456 people and reach 614 497 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 15 033. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2 577 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Solomon Islands to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population dynamics in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Solomon Islands population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Solomon Islands will be increased by 34 persons daily in 2017.

Population of Solomon Islands 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Solomon Islands was estimated to be 602 041 people. This is an increase of 2.07 % (12 204 people) compared to population of 589 837 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 14 728. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2 525. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.070 (1 070 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Solomon Islands population in 2016:

Solomon Islands population density

Solomon Islands population density is 20.8 people per square kilometer as of February 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Solomon Islands divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Solomon Islands. The total area of Solomon Islands is 28 900 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Solomon Islands age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Solomon Islands had the following population age distribution:

37.8 58.3 3.9

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Solomon Islands population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Solomon Islands age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Solomon Islands is 71.5 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Solomon Islands must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Solomon Islands is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Solomon Islands is 64.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Solomon Islands is 6.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Solomon Islands age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Solomon Islands is 74.2 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 71.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 76.9 years.

Solomon Islands historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Solomon Islands population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195190 801N/A %
195292 9442.36 %
195395 3202.56 %
195497 8912.70 %
1955100 6242.79 %
1956103 4952.85 %
1957106 4892.89 %
1958109 5982.92 %
1959112 8222.94 %
1960116 1662.96 %
1961119 6362.99 %
1962123 2363.01 %
1963126 9663.03 %
1964130 8253.04 %
1965134 8173.05 %
1966138 9373.06 %
1967143 1913.06 %
1968147 6403.11 %
1969152 4013.22 %
1970157 5843.40 %
1971163 2533.60 %
1972169 4073.77 %
1973175 9773.88 %
1974182 8463.90 %
1975189 8933.85 %
1976197 0453.77 %
1977204 2923.68 %
1978211 6483.60 %
1979219 1293.53 %
1980226 7603.48 %
1981234 5513.44 %
1982242 4953.39 %
1983250 5523.32 %
1984258 6613.24 %
1985266 7643.13 %
1986274 8283.02 %
1987282 8572.92 %
1988290 9152.85 %
1989299 1102.82 %
1990307 5542.82 %
1991316 3072.85 %
1992325 3742.87 %
1993334 7372.88 %
1994344 3702.88 %
1995354 2432.87 %
1996364 3372.85 %
1997374 6492.83 %
1998385 1742.81 %
1999395 9042.79 %
2000406 8282.76 %
2001417 9362.73 %
2002429 2142.70 %
2003440 6232.66 %
2004452 0972.60 %
2005463 5742.54 %
2006475 0112.47 %
2007486 3962.40 %
2008497 7432.33 %
2009509 0892.28 %
2010520 4722.24 %
2011531 9132.20 %
2012543 4052.16 %
2013554 9242.12 %
2014566 4282.07 %
2015577 8812.02 %
2016589 8372.07 %
2017602 0412.07 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.