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    Solomon Islands People 2000

      Population: 466,194 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 44% (male 105,024; female 101,065)
      15-64 years: 53% (male 124,627; female 121,358)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 6,935; female 7,185) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 3.04% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 34.79 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 4.35 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 25.26 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.28 years
      male: 68.86 years
      female: 73.81 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 4.8 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Solomon Islander(s)
      adjective: Solomon Islander

      Ethnic groups: Melanesian 93%, Polynesian 4%, Micronesian 1.5%, European 0.8%, Chinese 0.3%, other 0.4%

      Religions: Anglican 34%, Roman Catholic 19%, Baptist 17%, United (Methodist/Presbyterian) 11%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, other Protestant 5%, indigenous beliefs 4%

      Languages: Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca, English spoken by 1%-2% of population
      note: 120 indigenous languages

      Literacy:
      definition: NA
      total population: NA%
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

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