Trinidad and Tobago Population clock (live)

1,395,355
Current population
675,862
Current male population (48.4%)
719,493
Current female population (51.6%)
16,649
Births year to date
34
Births today
10,426
Deaths year to date
21
Deaths today
-836
Net migration year to date
-2
Net migration today
5,388
Population growth year to date
11
Population growth today

23-10-2020 13:38:05

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

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Quick facts about the population of Trinidad and Tobago

Current population (as of Friday, October 23, 2020)
1,395,344
Population rank
154 (0.02% of world population)
Total area
5,130 km2 (1,981 mi2)
Population density
272.0 per km2 (704.5 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.94 (675,862 men to 719,493 women)
Median age
33.9 years
Life expectancy
71.4 years (68.5 - men, 74.3 - women)
Literacy
99.0 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Trinidad and Tobago population 2020

During 2020 Trinidad and Tobago population is projected to increase by 6,630 people and reach 1,396,597 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 7,659. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 1,029 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 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Trinidad and Tobago population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Trinidad and Tobago will be increasing by 18 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Trinidad and Tobago 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Trinidad and Tobago was estimated to be 1,389,967 people. This is an increase of 0.48 % (6,599 people) compared to population of 1,383,368 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 7,622. Due to external migration, the population declined by 1,024. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.940 (940 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 2019.

Below are the key figures for Trinidad and Tobago population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Trinidad and Tobago population density

Trinidad and Tobago population density is 270.9 people per square kilometer (701.8/mi2) as of October 2020. 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 (1,981 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Trinidad and Tobago

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity919,53265.9 %
Hinduism316,74322.7 %
Islam82,3255.9 %
Folk or traditional religions26,5121.9 %
Religiously Unaffiliated26,5121.9 %
Other19,5351.4 %
Buddhism4,1860.3 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, October 23 2020).

Trinidad and Tobago age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 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). external link

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 1,107,938 persons or 98.97% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Trinidad and Tobago are able to read and write. Accordingly about 11,514 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.24% (561,421 persons). 4,282 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.69% (546,517 persons). 7,232 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 - 2020)

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 %
20181,376,8010.48 %
20191,383,3680.48 %
20201,389,9670.48 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20201,377,726N/A %
20251,380,8020.22 %
20301,373,660-0.52 %
20351,360,623-0.95 %
20401,343,472-1.26 %
20451,322,057-1.59 %
20501,295,063-2.04 %
20551,262,850-2.49 %
20601,227,118-2.83 %
20651,190,247-3.00 %
20701,154,426-3.01 %
20751,120,646-2.93 %
20801,089,507-2.78 %
20851,060,673-2.65 %
20901,033,542-2.56 %
20951,007,604-2.51 %
2100982,902-2.45 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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