Solomon Islands Population 2023 (Live)

733,993

Solomon Islands is a slowly growing country. In 1999, it hit a population of 400,000 for the first time, and reached 500,000 some time in 2008. Today, Solomon Islands is growing at a rate of 2.1% per year.

The current population of Solomon Islands is 733,993 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 740,424.

Solomon Islands Growth Rate

Solomon Islands Population 2023 (Live)

Solomon Islands Population Clock

Solomon Islands Population (as of 2/5/2023)733,993
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)740,424
Births per Day59
Deaths per Day10
Migrations per Day-4
Net Change per Day44
Population Change Since Jan. 11,584

Components of Population Change

One birth every 24 minutes
One death every 144 minutes
One emigrant every 360 minutes
Net gain of one person every 33 minutes

Solomon Islands Population Clock

Solomon Islands Population Density Map

Solomon Islands Population by Year (Historical)

Solomon Islands Population by Year (Projections)

Solomon Islands Population Pyramid 2023

Solomon Islands Median Age

23.5

Total

23.2

Male

23.7

Female

Solomon Islands Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Solomon Islands.

Census Years

Solomon Islands Population Pyramid

The Solomon Islands is a sovereign country made up of several islands in Oceania to the east of Papua New Guinea, not to be confused to with Solomon Islands archipelago, a collection of Melanesian islands that includes the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Island. The capital and largest city is Honiara, with a population estimated at 67,000. There are no other cities with a population of more than 10,000.

Solomon Islands Demographics

Most people in the Solomon Islands are ethnically Melanesian (94.5%). Other large ethnic groups include Polynesian (3%) and Micronesian (1.2%), with a few thousand ethnic Chinese in the country. There are 70 living languages in the Solomon Islands with Melanesian languages spoken mostly on the central islands. While English is the official language, just 1-2% of the population speaks English.

Interestingly, 10% of people in the Solomon Islands have blond hair, but it is not the result of intermarriage with Europeans. This is a native trait.

92% of the population is Christian, with major denominations including the Anglican Church of Melanesia (35%), Roman Catholic (19%), South Seas Evangelical Church (17%), United Church in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (11%), and Seventh-day Adventist (10%). The rest of the population adheres to Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), the Baha'i faith, and aboriginal beliefs.

Solomon Islands - General Info

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