People in Trinidad and Tobago

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Population: 1 116 595 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 28% (male 159 353; female 152 898)

15-64 years: 65% (male 375 889; female 347 115)

65 years and over: 7% (male 36 627; female 44 713) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: -1.27% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 14.89 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -19.55 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.08 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 18.84 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 70.51 years

male: 68.06 years

female: 73.03 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.09 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Trinidadian(s) Tobagonian(s)

adjective: Trinidadian Tobagonian

Ethnic groups: black 40%; East Indian 40.3% ;mixed 14% ;white 1% ;Chinese 1%; other 3.7%

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:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 97.9%

male: 98.8%

female: 97% (1995 est.)

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