Solomon Islands Population (LIVE)

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Solomon Islands Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Solomon Islands is 755,837 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • the Solomon Islands 2023 population is estimated at 740,424 people at mid year.
  • the Solomon Islands population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • the Solomon Islands ranks number 166 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Solomon Islands is 26 per Km2 (69 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 27,990 Km2 (10,807 sq. miles)
  • 24.0 % of the population is urban (178,057 people in 2023)
  • The median age in the Solomon Islands is 19.5 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of the Solomon Islands (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSolomon Islands
Global Rank
2024 756,673 2.19 % 16,249 -1,600 19.6 3.82 27 24.4 % 184,413 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 166
2023 740,424 2.23 % 16,151 -1,600 19.5 3.87 26 24.0 % 178,057 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 166
2022 724,273 2.32 % 16,422 -1,600 19.4 3.93 26 23.7 % 171,817 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 166
2020 691,191 2.40 % 16,198 -808 19.1 4.04 25 23.1 % 159,686 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 166
2015 612,660 2.54 % 14,453 -1,603 18.6 4.36 22 21.4 % 131,361 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 168
2010 540,394 2.29 % 11,582 -2,225 18.2 4.40 19 19.6 % 105,810 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 169
2005 482,486 2.33 % 10,502 -2,800 17.8 4.48 17 17.4 % 83,789 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 170
2000 429,978 2.76 % 10,958-2,137 17.3 4.76 15 15.2 % 65,246 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 172
1995 375,189 2.97 % 10,204 -859 16.6 5.24 13 14.0 % 52,678 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 174
1990 324,171 3.18 % 9,403 -529 16.0 5.66 12 13.2 % 42,649 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 174
1985 277,158 3.47 % 8,698 397 15.3 6.22 10 12.1 % 33,669 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 174
1980 233,668 3.38 % 7,163 333 14.9 6.71 8 10.4 % 24,390 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 175
1975 197,853 2.74 % 5,004 -406 14.9 7.07 7 8.9 % 17,651 0.00 % 4,069,437,231 176
1970 172,833 2.67 % 4,268 -901 16.0 7.00 6 8.3 % 14,293 0.00 % 3,695,390,336 175
1965 151,495 2.57 % 3,611 -423 16.2 6.95 5 6.5 % 9,914 0.00 % 3,337,111,983 173
1960 133,440 2.61 % 3,225 -385 16.4 6.97 5 5.1 % 6,798 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 173
1955 117,314 2.20 % 2,421 260 16.6 6.99 4 4.1 % 4,774 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 173
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Solomon Islands Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSolomon Islands
Global Rank
2025 773,027 2.26 % 16,367 -1,600 19.7 3.77 28 24.7 % 190,885 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 166
2030 856,264 2.07 % 16,647 -1,600 20.5 3.53 31 26.3 % 224,934 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 164
2035 943,640 1.96 % 17,475 -1,600 21.4 3.33 34 27.7 % 261,385 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 164
2040 1,035,616 1.88 % 18,395 -1,600 22.5 3.17 37 29.0 % 300,118 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 164
2045 1,130,412 1.77 % 18,959 -1,600 23.5 3.01 40 30.2 % 341,651 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 162
2050 1,225,407 1.63 % 18,999   24.4 2.86 44 31.5 % 385,392 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 161
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Solomon Islands Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the Solomon Islands
Life Expectancy
70.86 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
15.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
18.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in the Solomon Islands

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Honiara 56,298

See also

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Notes

The Solomon Islands Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Solomon Islands delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the Solomon Islands (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by the Solomon Islands in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.