Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Population, Labour Force and Employment (Mid-year)

TOTAL POPULATION1,349,6671,353,8951,356,6331,359,1931,363,9851,366,7251,367,558
% change0.
TOTAL MALE677,166679,288680,661681,946684,350685,725686,143
% change0.
TOTAL FEMALE672,501674,607675,972677,247679,635681,000681,415
% change0.
Dependency Ratio1 (%)
Non Institutional Pop.15 yrs and over* 1,065,100* 1,068,5001,071,2001,072,4001,075,800+1,080,800^-
Labour Force*** 645,300* 638,300633,700633,900617,200+611,150^-
Persons Employed* 623,300* 613,100603,100609,000590,667+582,700^-
Persons Unemployed* 22,000* 25,30030,60024,90026,567+28,450^-
Participation Rate2 (%)60.659.759.259.157.4+56.5^-
Unemployment Rate (%)^-
Births per 1,000 persons14.0012.8312.8212.6711.7711.5110.40
Deaths per 1,000 persons8.588.238.598.588.269.509.80
Crude Natural Growth Rate per 1,0005.424.604.234.093.512.000.60
Source: Central Statistical Office

1. The dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents (i.e. persons under 15 years of age or 65 years and over) to the total working age population (15 to 64 years).
2. The participation rate is the portion of the non-institutional population, aged 15 years and over, that is part of (participates in) the labour force.
* Figures based on 2011 census.
** Figures based on CSSP estimates.
p: Provisional.
+ Data available for the first, second and fourth quarters of 2019 only.
^ Data available for the first and second quarters of 2020 only.