Trinidad & Tobago: People

Population:

  • 1,271,159 (July 1995 est.)
  • Age structure:
  • 0-14 years: 31% (female 191,627; male 198,225)
  • 15-64 years: 64% (female 399,726; male 407,495)
  • 65 years and over: 5% (female 40,577; male 33,509)

Nationality:

  • Noun: Trinidadian(s), Tobagonian(s)
  • Adjective: Trinidadian, Tobagonian

Ethnic divisions: Black 43%, East Indian (a local term - primarily immigrants from northern India) 40%, mixed 14%, white 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%

Religions: Roman Catholic 32.2%, Hindu 24.3%, Anglican 14.4%, other Protestant 14%, Muslim 6%, none or unknown 9.1%

Languages: English (official), Hindi, French, Spanish

Literacy:

  • Age 15 and over can read and write (1990)
  • Total population: 97%
  • Male: 98%
  • Female: 96%

Labor Force: 463,900: By occupation: construction and utilities 18.1%, manufacturing, mining, and quarrying 14.8%, agriculture 10.9%, other 56.2%

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