Solomon Islands Population 2020 (Live)

684,863

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 684,863, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 686,884.

Solomon Islands Growth Rate

Solomon Islands Population 2020 (Live)

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

Solomon Islands Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020686,8842.55%24.54166192
2019669,8232.60%23.93166192
2018652,8572.64%23.32166192
2017636,0392.68%22.72166191
2016619,4382.71%22.13167191
2015603,1182.70%21.55167191
2010527,8612.35%18.86169191
2005469,9182.63%16.79169192
2000412,6602.81%14.74172193
1995359,2812.87%12.84174194
1990311,8662.87%11.14174197
1985270,7883.27%9.67174198
1980230,5463.58%8.24174199
1975193,4023.83%6.91175201
1970160,2503.21%5.73175201
1965136,8163.03%4.89175203
1960117,8492.93%4.21174203
1955102,0022.58%3.64175203
195089,7940.00%3.21175203

Solomon Islands Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020686,8842.55%24.54166192
2025773,4202.40%27.63166187
2030864,6052.25%30.89164185
2035962,6302.17%34.39164185
20401,067,6532.09%38.14162184
20451,177,2771.97%42.06162179
20501,290,2161.85%46.10160176
20551,406,0791.73%50.24157171
20601,523,4581.62%54.43156169
20651,642,1491.51%58.67156165
20701,761,1671.41%62.92155162
20751,879,9971.31%67.17151156
20801,996,9161.21%71.34150156
20852,109,6571.10%75.37148152
20902,216,8671.00%79.20145145
20952,317,1430.89%82.78143142

Solomon Islands Population by Year (Projections)

Solomon Islands Population Clock

The population of Solomon Islands (as of 5/19/2020)?684,863
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)686,884
Births Per Day59
Deaths Per Day8
Net Migrations Per Day-4
Net Change Per Day47
Population Change Since January 1st6,533

Solomon Islands Population Estimator

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Estimate as of May 19th 2020 is: 684,921

Components of Population Change

One birth every 24 minutes
One death every 180 minutes
One net migrant every 360 minutes
Net gain of one person every 31 minutes

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.

About Solomon Islands

  1. National Statistics Office
  2. National Statistics Office
  3. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1959, 1970, 1976, 1986, 1999 and 2009 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer