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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Trinidad and Tobago population 2017

During 2017 Trinidad and Tobago population is projected to increased by 6 536 people and reach 1 376 801 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 7 550. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 1 014 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Trinidad and Tobago to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Trinidad and Tobago population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Trinidad and Tobago will be increased by 18 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Trinidad and Tobago 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Trinidad and Tobago was estimated to be 1 370 265 people. This is an increase of 0.48 % (6 505 people) compared to population of 1 363 760 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 7 514. Due to external migration, the population declined by 1 009. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.939 (939 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Trinidad and Tobago population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Trinidad and Tobago population density

Trinidad and Tobago population density is 267.1 people per square kilometer as of June 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Trinidad and Tobago divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago. The total area of Trinidad and Tobago is 5 130 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Trinidad and Tobago age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Trinidad and Tobago had the following population age distribution:

19.5 72.1 8.4

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Trinidad and Tobago population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Trinidad and Tobago age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Trinidad and Tobago is 38.7 %.

The value of 38.7 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Trinidad and Tobago must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Trinidad and Tobago is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Trinidad and Tobago is 27 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Trinidad and Tobago is 11.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Trinidad and Tobago age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Trinidad and Tobago is 71.4 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 74.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 1 092 234 persons or 98.97% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Trinidad and Tobago are able to read and write. Accordingly about 11 351 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.24% (553 463 persons). 4 222 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.69% (538 771 persons). 7 129 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.6% and 99.62% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.61%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Trinidad and Tobago population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Trinidad and Tobago historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Trinidad and Tobago population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951652 229N/A %
1952667 2862.31 %
1953685 6052.75 %
1954706 3143.02 %
1955728 5993.16 %
1956751 6963.17 %
1957774 8973.09 %
1958797 5512.92 %
1959819 0762.70 %
1960838 9852.43 %
1961856 9192.14 %
1962872 6881.84 %
1963886 2951.56 %
1964897 9221.31 %
1965907 8461.11 %
1966916 1610.92 %
1967922 9100.74 %
1968928 6920.63 %
1969934 6560.64 %
1970941 9210.78 %
1971951 1800.98 %
1972962 5531.20 %
1973975 6681.36 %
1974989 8231.45 %
19751 004 2701.46 %
19761 018 5711.42 %
19771 032 7061.39 %
19781 046 9331.38 %
19791 061 6541.41 %
19801 077 2541.47 %
19811 093 9351.55 %
19821 111 5861.61 %
19831 129 6421.62 %
19841 147 1871.55 %
19851 163 3181.41 %
19861 177 4941.22 %
19871 189 6481.03 %
19881 200 0670.88 %
19891 209 2580.77 %
19901 217 7650.70 %
19911 225 9050.67 %
19921 233 6960.64 %
19931 240 9480.59 %
19941 247 3630.52 %
19951 252 6590.42 %
19961 256 6830.32 %
19971 259 5210.23 %
19981 261 6110.17 %
19991 263 6630.16 %
20001 266 3810.22 %
20011 270 1820.30 %
20021 275 1120.39 %
20031 280 9460.46 %
20041 287 2940.50 %
20051 293 7340.50 %
20061 300 0370.49 %
20071 306 2010.47 %
20081 312 3160.47 %
20091 318 4980.47 %
20101 324 8600.48 %
20111 331 4430.50 %
20121 338 1850.51 %
20131 344 9100.50 %
20141 351 3620.48 %
20151 357 2860.44 %
20161 363 7600.48 %
20171 370 2650.48 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.