Solomon Islands Population 2024 (Live)

757,075

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
27,990
The current population of Solomon Islands is 757,075 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 756,673.

Solomon Islands Growth Rate

Solomon Islands Population Clock

Solomon Islands Population (as of 7/9/2024)757,075
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)756,673
Births per Day59
Deaths per Day10
Migrations per Day-4
Net Change per Day45
Population Change Since Jan. 18,595

Components of Population Change

One birth every 24.4 minutes
One death every 144 minutes
One emigrant every 360 minutes
Net gain of one person every 32 minutes

Solomon Islands Population Clock

Solomon Islands Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Honiara56,298
Auki6,811
Gizo6,154
Buala2,700
Tulagi1,750
Kirakira1,122
Lata553

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024756,6732.31%27167187
2023740,4242.35%26167187
2020691,1912.4%25167191
2019674,9932.39%24167191
2018659,2492.43%24167191
2017643,6342.47%23167191
2015612,6602.54%22169190
2010540,3942.29%19170188
2005482,4862.33%17171191
2000429,9782.76%15173192
1995375,1892.97%13175193
1990324,1713.18%12175195
1985277,1583.47%10175197
1980233,6683.38%8176197
1975197,8532.74%7177196
1970172,8332.67%6176195
1965151,4952.57%5175195
1960133,4402.61%5174196
1955117,3142.2%4174197

Solomon Islands Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024756,6732.31%27167187
2025773,0272.26%28167186
2030856,2642.07%31165184
2035943,6401.96%34165184
20401,035,6161.88%37165185
20451,130,4121.77%40163181
20501,225,4071.63%44162176
20551,318,7551.48%47160174
20601,410,6001.36%50158172
20651,500,5031.24%54157169
20701,588,3721.15%57156167
20751,672,8761.04%60154164
20801,752,0590.93%63151161
20851,825,1420.82%65149159
20901,891,9730.72%68148155
20951,951,4260.62%70146155

Solomon Islands Population by Year (Projections)

Solomon Islands Population Pyramid 2024

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

Year
Date
20192019
200930 November 2009
199921 November 1999
198623 November 1986

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 Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
28,896
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$1.71
GDP (UN '22)
$1.60 Bn

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