Trinidad And Tobago Population 2017

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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 2017 Source: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Trinidad And Tobago Population Density

About Trinidad And Tobago

Official Name Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Languages Spoken English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 11,-61
Currencies Used TTD

Trinidad And Tobago Population Clock

What is the population of Trinidad And Tobago (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 10
Deaths Per Day 7
Net Migrations Per Day -2
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Trinidad And Tobago Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 13.283 births/thousand 137th
Crude Death Rate 9.772 deaths/thousand 43rd
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.658 people/thousand 109th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 70.718 years 125th
Life Expectancy (Male) 67.291 years 133rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 74.396 years 126th
Total Fertility Rate 1.739 children/woman 153rd
Net Reproduction Rate 0.817 surviving daughters/woman 156th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.038 males per female 156th
Infant Mortality Rate 23.139 deaths/1,000 live births 73rd
Under Five Mortality 28.866 deaths/thousand 73rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.101 years 149th
Rate of Natural Increase 3.238 154th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.231% 125th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.075% 125th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.321% 125th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 19.551% 125th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 24.419% 125th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 14.488% 125th
Crude Suicide Rate 14.4 suicides/thousand 36th
Median Age (Total) 35.5 years 70th
Median Age (Female) 36 years 73rd
Median Age (Male) 35 years 69th

Trinidad And Tobago Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 1,369,157 49.262% 50.738% 266 50 0.25% 153
2015 1,360,088 49.341% 50.659% 265 50 0.36% 153
2010 1,328,095 49.49% 50.51% 258 50 0.5% 153
2005 1,296,933 49.573% 50.427% 252 49 0.48% 152
2000 1,267,980 49.733% 50.267% 247 49 0.35% 150
1995 1,255,001 49.791% 50.209% 244 43 0.27% 149
1990 1,221,904 49.809% 50.191% 238 41 0.65% 149
1985 1,170,935 49.717% 50.283% 228 38 1.11% 148
1980 1,085,308 49.691% 50.309% 211 37 1.58% 146
1975 1,011,487 49.609% 50.391% 197 37 1.39% 145
1970 945,996 49.64% 50.36% 184 36 1.09% 144
1965 912,419 49.882% 50.118% 177 34 0.82% 144
1960 848,481 50.181% 49.819% 165 35 1.97% 144
1955 740,036 50.226% 49.774% 144 35 3.1% 143
1950 645,628 50.176% 49.824% 125 40 2.02% 143

Trinidad And Tobago Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 1,377,747 49.127% 50.873% 268 51 0.12% 153
2025 1,380,348 48.873% 51.127% 269 52 -0.06% 155
2030 1,372,496 48.605% 51.395% 267 57 -0.17% 155
2035 1,358,725 48.352% 51.648% 264 59 -0.24% 156
2040 1,340,871 48.129% 51.871% 261 61 -0.3% 157
2045 1,318,732 47.955% 52.045% 257 64 -0.39% 158
2050 1,291,200 47.826% 52.174% 251 69 -0.47% 158
2055 1,258,864 47.733% 52.267% 245 69 -0.55% 158
2060 1,222,994 47.666% 52.334% 238 71 -0.61% 158
2065 1,186,012 47.663% 52.337% 231 74 -0.62% 159
2070 1,150,151 47.723% 52.277% 224 76 -0.6% 160
2075 1,117,033 47.86% 52.14% 217 79 -0.56% 160
2080 1,086,985 48.019% 51.981% 211 81 -0.52% 160
2085 1,059,351 48.167% 51.833% 206 82 -0.51% 160
2090 1,033,057 48.289% 51.711% 201 83 -0.5% 161
2095 1,007,850 48.416% 51.584% 196 86 -0.49% 162
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations