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Demographics of Trinidad and Tobago

The total population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1,372,598 people. People in Trinidad and Tobago speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Trinidad and Tobago is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Trinidad and Tobago is 0.1251. The median age is approximately 34.4 years. Life expectancy in Trinidad and Tobago is 70. The female fertility rate in Trinidad and Tobago is 1.7. Around 29.% of the population of Trinidad and Tobago are obese. The ethnic diversity is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Trinidad and Tobago is 0.6475. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Trinidad and Tobago see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Trinidad and Tobago, the population density is 258 people per square kilometer (671 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1,372,598 people. Trinidad and Tobago has approximately 32,488 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Trinidad and Tobago represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Trinidad and Tobago represent 2.4 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Trinidad and Tobago is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Trinidad and Tobago is 0.6475. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Trinidad and Tobago on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 34.4 years. The median age for men is 34, while the median age for women is 34.9.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.03. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.05; sex ratio over 64 - 0.75; total sex ratio - 1.02. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Trinidad and Tobago is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 65.9% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are some followers of Hinduism in Trinidad and Tobago. The religious diversity of Trinidad and Tobago is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Trinidad and Tobago. The index of religious fractionalization in Trinidad and Tobago is 0.7936. This score means that several major religions within Trinidad and Tobago co-exist with one another and with some minor beliefs.

General development

Trinidad and Tobago is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Trinidad and Tobago may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Trinidad and Tobago, 59.52 in every 100 people use internet. Trinidad and Tobago has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.766. Trinidad and Tobago has a high HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life while providing substantial aid and assistance to citizens with lower living standards. The migration rate in Trinidad and Tobago is -6.25%. In Trinidad and Tobago, 17% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Trinidad and Tobago is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.

Language

People in Trinidad and Tobago speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Trinidad and Tobago is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Trinidad and Tobago. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Trinidad and Tobago is 0.1251. This means that within the country there is one major language and several minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.