Trinidad And Tobago Population 2017

1,369,231

Trinidad and Tobago has an estimated population of 1.3 million, which is largely unchanged from the 2000 population of 1.26 million. The country is growing at a rate of just 0.3% per year. 96% of the population lives on Trinidad while 4% live in Tobago.

Despite its rather low population, Trinidad and Tobago is densely populated with just 5,131 square kilometers of land. There are 254 people per square kilometer (659/sq mi), which ranks 48th in the world.

Trinidad and Tobago Demographics

The country is dominated by two ethnic groups: the Africans and the Indians. The Africans are mostly Christian while the Indians are mostly Hindu, and there has been a great deal of tension between the two groups. While the two groups are equal in number, many Africans in the country feel they are being taken over or pushed aside by the Indians.

The two ethnic groups in the country descend from the freed black people who were enslaved by the British to work plantation fields and the imported Indian workers who came to the area after slavery was abolished.

The heartland of the Indian population is in Chaguanas.

Trinidad and Tobago History

Both islands were originally settled by Amerindians, with Trinidad settled first around 7,000 years ago. When Europeans first made contact, Trinidad was occupied by several Arawakan-speaking groups such as the Nepoya and Suppoya and Cariban-speaking groups, while the Tobago island was occupied by Galibi and Island Caribs.

Christopher Columbus found the island in 1498. Foreign disease from European settlers greatly reduced the native population, and there are few remaining today. The European influence on the country comes mostly from Britain, France, and Spain, all of which claimed the islands at various times during the colonial history.

While under British rule, the slaves were shipped from Africa to work plantations on the islands. When the African slave trade ended, East Indians were brought in as indentured servants. The current residents of Trinidad and Tobago today are descended from these two groups.

Trinidad And Tobago Population in 2017Source: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

About Trinidad And Tobago

Official NameRepublic of Trinidad and Tobago
Languages SpokenEnglish
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude11-61
Currencies UsedTTD

Trinidad And Tobago Population Density

Name Population
Roxborough
Couva5,178
Petit Valley8,140
Siparia8,568
Princes Town10,000
Arouca12,054
Penal12,281
Paradise15,067
Sangre Grande15,968
Scarborough17,000
Tunapuna17,758
Point Fortin19,056
Marabella26,700
Arima35,000
Rio Claro35,650
Port of Spain49,031
San Fernando55,419
Mon Repos56,380
Chaguanas67,433
Laventille157,258

Trinidad And Tobago Population Clock

What is the population of Trinidad And Tobago (as of September 13, 2017)?1,369,231
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)1369157
Births Per Day10
Deaths Per Day7
Net Migrations Per Day -2
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st255

Trinidad And Tobago Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 13.283 births/thousand137
Crude Death Rate 9.772 deaths/thousand43
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.658 people/thousand109
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 70.718 years125
Male Life Expectancy 67.291 years133
Female Life Expectancy 74.396 years126
Total Fertility Rate 1.739 children/woman153
Net Reproduction Rate 0.817 surviving daughters/woman156
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.038 males per female156
Infant Mortality Rate 23.139 deaths/1,000 live births73
Under Five Mortality 28.866 deaths/thousand73
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.101 years149
Rate of Natural Increase 3.238 154
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.231 %125
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.075 %125
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.321 %125
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 19.551 %127
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 24.419 %128
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 14.488 %126
Crude Suicide Rate 14.4 suicides/thousand36
Median Age (Total) 35.5 years70
Median Age (Female) 36 years73
Median Age (Male) 35 years69

Trinidad And Tobago Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20171,369,15749.262%50.738%266500.25%153
20151,360,08849.341%50.659%265500.36%153
20101,328,09549.49%50.51%258500.5%153
20051,296,93349.573%50.427%252490.48%152
20001,267,98049.733%50.267%247490.35%150
19951,255,00149.791%50.209%244430.27%149
19901,221,90449.809%50.191%238410.65%149
19851,170,93549.717%50.283%228381.11%148
19801,085,30849.691%50.309%211371.58%146
19751,011,48749.609%50.391%197371.39%145
1970945,99649.64%50.36%184361.09%144
1965912,41949.882%50.118%177340.82%144
1960848,48150.181%49.819%165351.97%144
1955740,03650.226%49.774%144353.1%143
1950645,62850.176%49.824%125402.02%143

Trinidad And Tobago Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20201,377,74749.127%50.873%268510.12%153
20251,380,34848.873%51.127%26952-0.06%155
20301,372,49648.605%51.395%26757-0.17%155
20351,358,72548.352%51.648%26459-0.24%156
20401,340,87148.129%51.871%26161-0.3%157
20451,318,73247.955%52.045%25764-0.39%158
20501,291,20047.826%52.174%25169-0.47%158
20551,258,86447.733%52.267%24569-0.55%158
20601,222,99447.666%52.334%23871-0.61%158
20651,186,01247.663%52.337%23174-0.62%159
20701,150,15147.723%52.277%22476-0.6%160
20751,117,03347.86%52.14%21779-0.56%160
20801,086,98548.019%51.981%21181-0.52%160
20851,059,35148.167%51.833%20682-0.51%160
20901,033,05748.289%51.711%20183-0.5%161
20951,007,85048.416%51.584%19686-0.49%162
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations