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Trinidad and Tobago Demographics Profile 2018

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Population1,218,208 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 19.29% (male 119,651/female 115,348)
15-24 years: 11.88% (male 75,402/female 69,333)
25-54 years: 45.56% (male 289,244/female 265,808)
55-64 years: 12.61% (male 76,601/female 77,056)
65 years and over: 10.65% (male 56,550/female 73,215) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 43.2
youth dependency ratio: 29.8
elderly dependency ratio: 13.5
potential support ratio: 7.4 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 36 years
male: 35.6 years
female: 36.6 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate-0.2% (2017 est.)
Birth rate12.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate8.8 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate-5.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 8.3% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: -83% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationPORT-OF-SPAIN (capital) 34,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 22.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 23.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 20.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 73.1 years
male: 70.2 years
female: 76.2 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.71 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate1.2% (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS11,000 (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths<500 (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 95.1% of population
rural: 95.1% of population
total: 95.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 4.9% of population
rural: 4.9% of population
total: 4.9% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 91.5% of population
rural: 91.5% of population
total: 91.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 8.5% of population
rural: 8.5% of population
total: 8.5% of population (2015 est.)
Major infectious diseasesnote: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Nationalitynoun: Trinidadian(s), Tobagonian(s)
adjective: Trinidadian, Tobagonian
Ethnic groupsEast Indian 35.4%, African 34.2%, mixed - other 15.3%, mixed African/East Indian 7.7%, other 1.3%, unspecified 6.2% (2011 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 32.1% (Pentecostal/Evangelical/Full Gospel 12%, Baptist 6.9%, Anglican 5.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 4.1%, Presbyterian/Congretational 2.5%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 21.6%, Hindu 18.2%, Muslim 5%, Jehovah's Witness 1.5%, other 8.4%, none 2.2%, unspecified 11.1% (2011 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), Trinidadian Creole English, Tobagonian Creole English, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Trinidadian Creole French, Spanish, Chinese
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.2%
female: 98.7% (2015 est.)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 1,201
percentage: 1% (2006 est.)
Maternal mortality rate63 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures5.9% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density1.18 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Hospital bed density2.7 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate18.6% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018