Trinidad and Tobago Population Data
as at 30th June, 2021
Census population counts
- Included in this count:
- Household or Non-institutional population usually resident in the country and were present on Census Night 12:00am on the 9th January, 2011.
- Household or Non-institutional population usually resident in the country who were abroad for less than six (6) months on Census Night.
- Population in Institutions and in Workers Camps
- Street Dwellers.
- T&T Students studying abroad.
- Excluded from this count:
- Foreign students studying in Trinidad and Tobago
- Foreign diplomats residing in Trinidad and Tobago
Mid-Year Population Estimates
The mid-year population is an estimate of the country’s population as at the 30th June of any given year.
Population Data Tables
The sex ratio gives the proportion of males to females in a population. It is the proportional distribution of the sexes in a population aggregate, expressed as the number of males per 100 females.
Total (age) Dependency ratio
The dependency ratio is a measure of the number of dependents aged 0 to 14 and over the age of 65, compared with the total population age 15 – 64.
The Aging Index refers to the number of elders per 100 persons younger than 15 years old in the population. Generally, this index increases as population ages.
Youth Dependency Ratio or young-age dependency ratio
The ratio of younger dependents – people younger than 15 – to the working-age population – those ages 15-64.
2021 : 1,367,558
Comparison of Total Population, 2011 and 2000: Trinidad and Tobago
|Non institutional – persons found in private dwellings||1,322,546||1,250,652||5.7|
|Institutions and Workers Camps - usual residents||4,939||11,714||-57.8|
|Source: Population and Housing Census, 2011|
The Community Register provides information on the Population by sex, number of buildings, dwelling units, households, business places and institutions by Enumeration District and Community. The data are provided by City, Borough, and Regional Corporations for Trinidad and by Parishes for Tobago.
|A room or group of rooms with a separate entrance not accessed through someone else’s living quarters.|
|Consists of one or more persons living together (sleeping most nights of the week) and sharing at least one of the main daily meals. Members are not necessarily related.|
|Structurally separate and independent places of abode intended for habitation by large groups of households or several households and are occupied at the time of the census. This includes hotels, lodging houses, institutions, ships in harbor, and camps.|
Community Register Maps available for download
Demographic Profiles of Municipalities and Communities
These cross–tabulations on the non-institutional population were generated from the 2011 Population and Housing Census Database. For each municipality one file is on Individuals and the other is on Households and includes data on all the official communities within the municipality. The data is further broken down by sex and almost all census variables are included.
Trinidad and Tobago- All Regions
Trinidad and Tobago- All Regions
Household Stock and Intercensal Growth
For statistical purposes, a household has a special meaning. It is defined as a group of persons who usually eat together and share common living arrangements. It is important to note a member of the household is not necessarily a relative of the main family. For example, a boarder or a domestic employee who sleeps in most nights of the week and shares at least one of the daily meals is also included as a member of the household. The 2011 census revealed that 1,322,546 persons lived in 401,382 private households as compared to the 2000 census which showed that 1,250,652 persons lived in 343,180 private households. The remaining 5,473 persons in the total population lived in institutions or were street dwellers. The total number of households increased 17% over the intercensal period. (2011 Population and Housing Census Demographic Report)
Urban vs Rural
Urban Rural Classification
An emigrant is defined as a person who leaves one country to take up residence in another. In Trinidad and Tobago, there were 15,455 persons who migrated to other countries during the period 2000-2011. Migration is one of the components of population change and has been notoriously difficult to measure accurately. The 2011 census attempted to account for migration during the period since the 2000 census by asking household heads about migratory movements of former household members. However, in cases where entire households migrated, no data were obtained about migration.
Trends and Growth Rates in Total Population, 1851-2011: Trinidad & Tobago
|Census Year||Duration of the intercensal period (in years)||Trinidad & Tobago Population||Intercensal Change (Absolute)||Intercensal Change (%)||Population Growth Rate per Annum (%)|
|Source:Central Statistical Office|
|na = not applicable|
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