About Trinidad & Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago is a country made up of two main islands (Trinidad and Tobago) and other smaller islands, located in the far south of the Caribbean, near the northern coast of Venezuela.

Between 1990 and 2015, the population grew by 6.4%, reaching 1,328,019 in 2015. Its structure was on an expansive trend in 1990, but by 2015 it had taken on a relatively stationary configuration in the over-50 age groups. In 2013, life expectancy at birth was 71 years.

Between 1990 and 2010, the population aged 60 and over increased by an average of 4.0% annually, compared with the annual reduction of 2.5% seen in the 5-19 age group.

The economy is predominantly industrial and highly dependent on the energy sector, although it has been shifting from oil dependence to an economy based mainly on natural gas.

(Source: Health in the Americas+, 2017 Edition)