Population of Trinidad and Tobago 2021
As of 2021, the latest population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1,208,789, based on Trackaah calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||-0.30%|
|Birth rate||12.70 births per 1,000 people|
|Overall life expectancy||71.96 years|
|Men life expectancy||69.09 years|
|Women life expectancy||74.91 years|
|65 years and above||11.10%|
|Median age||35.00 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||1.03|
|Population density||235.72 residents per km²|
|40% Indian, 38% African, 19% mixed ancestry|
|Catholics (Roman Catholic) 29.4%, Hindu 23.8%, Anglicans 10.9%, Muslims 5.8%, Presbyterians 3.4%, others 26.7%|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.799|
|HDI ranking||63rd out of 194|
People in Trinidad and Tobago
About 35 percent of the ancestors of the residents of Trinidad and Tobago come from Africa and India. They were brought here as slaves or, after slavery was abolished in the 19th century, hired as workers.
In addition, there are around 20 percent who see themselves as descendants of at least two ethnic groups. Only 0.1 percent of the population are indigenous. Other minorities are whites of European descent and Chinese.
Each woman has an average of 1.7 children. That is a little more than ours (1.4 children). 53 percent of the population lives in urban areas.
Languages in Trinidad and Tobago
The official language in Trinidad and Tobago is English. 95 percent of the population speak it. Due to its proximity to Venezuela, Spanish is also widely used as a second language. However, many people speak a Creole language as their mother tongue, namely Trinidad Creole or Tobago Creole. Both are based on English and contain African elements. They are similar, but there are also differences. Trinidad Creole is also influenced by French.
Religions in Trinidad and Tobago
A majority of 54 percent profess Christianity. Of these, 32 percent belong to a Protestant church and 22 percent are Catholic. 18 percent are Hindus and 5 percent Muslim.