Solomon Islands

Census Results


1959-11-09 124,076
1970-02-07 160,998
1976-02-07 196,823
1986-11-23 285,176
1999-11-21 409,042
2009-11-23 515,870

General Information


Official name Solomon Islands
Official name [native] Solomon Islands «English»
Capital Honiara
Capital [native] Honiara «English»
Region Melanesia
ISO code SB
Statistical agency Solomon Islands National Statistics Office

Name in Chinese 所罗门群岛
Name in Arabic جزر سليمان
Name in Spanish las Islas Salomón
Name in Russian Соломоновы Острова
Name in French les Îles Salomon

Administrative units

codeprovincecapitalarea (sq.km.)population
1986-11-23
census
population
1999-11-21
census
population
2009-11-23
census
04Central ProvinceTulagi61516,65521,57726,051
01Choiseul ProvinceTaro Island3,83713,56920,00826,372
06Guadalcanal ProvinceHoniara5,33649,83160,27593,613
10Honiara (Capital Territory)Honiara2230,41349,10764,609
03Isabel ProvinceBuala4,13614,61620,42126,158
08Makira-Ulawa ProvinceKirakira3,18821,79631,00640,419
07Malaita ProvinceAuki4,22580,032122,620137,596
05Rennell-Bellona ProvinceTigoa6711,8022,3773,041
09Temotu ProvinceLata89514,78118,91221,362
02Western ProvinceGizo5,47541,68162,73976,649
 total 28,400285,176409,042515,870
source: National Statistics Office, Solomon Islands. (http://www.mof.gov.sb/ReportsNew/Governmentstatistics.aspx)

Expanded administrative units

codeprovince
ward
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1986-11-23
census
population
1999-11-21
census
population
2009-11-23
census
04Central ProvinceTulagi61516,65521,57726,051
01Sandfly/Buenavista   2,6233,226
02West Gela   1,8612,220
03East Gela   1,5422,026
04Tulagi   1,3331,251
05South West Gela   2,0642,586
06South East Gela   1,2951,662
07North East Gela   1,5672,118
08North West Gela   1,3751,722
09Banika   1,9872,019
10Pavuvu   1,5871,956
11Lovukol   1,7942,128
12North Savo   1,1461,520
13South Savo   1,4031,617
01Choiseul ProvinceTaro Island3,83713,56920,00826,372
01Wagina   1,4501,636
02Katupika   1,2581,988
03Vasiduki   1,2101,574
04Viviru   1,2741,499
05Babatana   1,5501,746
06Tepazaka   1,3381,680
07Batava   3,5764,931
08Tavula   1,9452,487
09Polo   1,3481,719
10Bangera   9121,158
11Susuka   9531,726
12Senga   1,5241,848
13Kerepagara   8611,140
14Kirugela   8091,240
06Guadalcanal ProvinceHoniara5,33649,83160,27593,613
01Tandai   5,97014,995
02Saghalu   3,3726,429
03Savulei   2,1993,003
04Tangarare   2,9133,118
05Wanderer Bay   2,8803,448
06Duidui   3,1633,190
07Vatukulau   2,1131,833
08Talise   2,0141,716
09Avuavu   1,9702,262
10Moli   3,5343,696
11Tetekanji   9741,111
12Birao   2,2713,159
13Valasi   1,0981,459
14Kolokarako   1,2321,418
15Longgu   2,8693,767
16Aola   3,5274,065
17Paripao   2,5843,068
18East Tasimboko   4,8327,438
19Vulolo   2,7164,429
20Malango   4,10510,532
21West Ghaobata   2,6014,962
22East Ghaobata   1,3384,515
10Honiara (Capital Territory)Honiara2230,41349,10764,609
01Nggossi   6,18610,068
02Mbumburu   2,3903,625
03Rove / Lengakiki   2,1772,646
04Point Cruz   268232
05Vavaea   6,6836,954
06Vuhokesa   1,0731,191
07Mataniko   2,8984,347
08Kola'a   7,28710,151
09Kukum   1,9691,835
10Naha   877356
11Vura   8,0259,096
12Panatina   9,27414,108
03Isabel ProvinceBuala4,13614,61620,42126,158
01Kia   1,5601,929
02Baolo   7461,148
03Kokota   8791,177
04Hovikoilo   1,5351,988
05Buala   2,4382,813
06Tirotongana   560689
07Koviloko   1,1111,234
08Kmaga   1,3971,862
09Kaloka   1,030962
10Tatamba   1,1961,404
11Sigana   1,7672,394
12Japuana   1,6582,163
13Kolomola   749949
14Kolotubi   1,4421,671
15Susubona   1,3041,907
16Samasodu   1,0491,868
08Makira-Ulawa ProvinceKirakira3,18821,79631,00640,419
01North Ulawa   9601,169
02South Ulawa   1,0571,294
03West Ulawa   797860
04Ugi and Pio   1,2231,212
05Arosi South   2,2583,009
06Arosi West   1,4002,009
07Arosi North   1,9972,344
08Arosi East   1,3682,054
09Bauro West   2,6953,925
10Bauro Central   3,3764,562
11Bauro East   1,1631,625
12Wainoni West   1,3982,131
13Wainoni East   2,0862,488
14Star Harbour North   2,5413,262
15Santa Ana    1,6731,547
16Santa Catalina   727811
17Star Harbour South   7191,138
18Rawo   652677
19Weather Coast   1,2201,658
20Haununu   1,6962,644
07Malaita ProvinceAuki4,22580,032122,620137,596
01Auki   4,0225,105
02Aimela   6,7477,639
03Buma   5,3896,223
04Fauabu   8,2528,830
05West Baegu / Fataleka   2,5412,477
06Mandalua / Folotana   2,4102,749
07Fo'ondo / Gwaiau   4,1405,532
08Malu'u   4,8284,333
09Matakwalao   2,5032,760
10Takwa   9,61610,070
11East Baegu   3,9224,781
12Fouenda   2,4561,885
13Sulufou / Kwarande   1,603866
14Sububenu / Burianiasi   4,9255,094
15Nafinua   3,6634,195
16Faumamanu / Kwai   3,0993,592
17Gulalofou   4,6766,031
18Waneagu / Taelenasina   3,5983,478
19Aiaisi   2,9223,574
20Areare   2,8153,525
21Raroisu'u   4,0814,988
22Aba / Asimeuru   4,3494,936
23Asimae   2,7933,043
24Mareho   2,2542,550
25Tai   3,7734,650
26Kwarekwareo   1,6231,921
27Siesie   2,8883,747
28Waneagu Silana Sina   4,0935,121
29Keaimela / Radefasu   8,4669,634
30Langalanga   2,0981,922
31Luaniua   1,3071,396
32Pelau   488700
33Sikaiana   280249
05Rennell-Bellona ProvinceTigoa6711,8022,3773,041
01East Tenggano   279367
02West Tenggano   302378
03Lughu   249362
04Kanava   220239
05Te Tau Gangoto   434569
06Mugi Henua   136117
07Matangi   99144
08East Gaongau   225265
09West Gaongau   249350
10Sa'aiho   184250
09Temotu ProvinceLata89514,78118,91221,362
01Fenualoa   1,3331,305
02Polynesian Outer Islands   297353
03Nipua / Nopoli   589880
04Lipe / Temua   1,077796
05Manuopo   1,0671,030
06Nenumpo   1,1211,163
07Nevenema   998947
08Luva Station   1,6652,335
09Graciosa Bay   1,0891,264
10Nea / Noole   1,4791,770
11North East Santa Cruz   1,6651,843
12Nanggu / Lord Howe   1,7421,863
13Duff Islands   439509
14Utupua   8481,168
15Vanikoro   8841,293
16Tikopia   1,3461,285
17Neo   1,2731,558
02Western ProvinceGizo5,47541,68162,73976,649
01Outer Shortlands   1,1841,306
02Inner Shortlands   2,3382,397
03Simbo   1,6721,782
04North Ranongga   412541
05Central Ranongga   2,0532,514
06South Ranongga   2,6003,305
07Vonunu   2,5683,558
08Mbilua   2,7884,290
09Ndovele   1,5381,967
10Irringgila   2,2802,833
11Gizo   5,3237,177
12South Kolombangara   3,6094,023
13Vonavona   4,4985,515
14Kusaghe   1,7462,238
15Munda   2,4282,620
16Nusa Roviana   1,7101,995
17Roviana Lagoon   3,5994,675
18South Rendova   2,2072,477
19North Rendova   1,5001,724
20Kolombaghea   1,5401,783
21Mbuini Tusu   2,3282,965
22Nono   2,6963,610
23Nggatokae   2,3773,050
24North Vangunu   2,2512,661
25Noro   3,4823,365
26North Kolombangara   2,0122,278
 total 28,400285,176409,042515,870
source: National Statistics Office, Solomon Islands. (http://www.mof.gov.sb/ReportsNew/Governmentstatistics.aspx)

Main cities

namepopulation
1999-11-21
census
Honiara49,107
Noro3,482
Gizo2,960
Auki1,606
Tulagi1,333
source: Solomon Islands National Statistics Office.