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    GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

    Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development

    TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 2011 POPULATION

    AND HOUSING CENSUSDEMOGRAPHIC REPORT

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    National Statistics Building80 Independence Square,Port of Spain.Telephone: (868) 625-7069Fax: (868) 625-3802Website: www.cso.gov.tt

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    Preface

    !!"#$%""the results of the 2011 Population and Housing Census, which was conducted by the Central

    &'"*th January -31st May 2011. Trinidad and Tobago has maintained an unbroken tradition of conducting decennial Censuses dating back to 1851. The census was originally scheduled for 16th May - 30th June 2010, but was postponed when Parliament was prorogued before the Census Order the legal authority for the conduct of the Census was passed.

    The 2011 Population and Housing Census was conducted as part of the CARICOM Secretariats regionally co-ordinated approach to census taking for the 2010 Round of Population and Housing " + as a member of the Regional Census Co-ordinating Committee (RCCC) of CARICOM, in the "+""common core of questions for the purpose of producing comparable, high-quality data, which can be useful for monitoring social and demographic developments across the region.

    A census is the largest, most demanding data gathering exercise that a National Statistical Organization will ever undertake. The 2011 Population and Housing Census confronted many challenges throughout all stages of its implementation and successfully overcame them all, to realize the high quality, information-rich product that is the 2011 Census Demographic Report Volume 1.

    " " " " "" / " / 4 challenge also fostered the creativity and tenacity of the Field Data Collection Team and allowed the 2011 census to achieve 89% response rate.

    To facilitate an accurate and comprehensive enumeration exercise, Trinidad and Tobago was sub-divided into 2824 Enumeration Districts, each of which represents an enumerators workload of approximately 150 200 households. To manage the data collection exercise, the fourteen municipalities in Trinidad and the island of Tobago were combined into eight (8) Zones managed by eight Zone Co-ordinators. The Zone Co-ordinators were supported by Technical Area Supervisors

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    each of whom managed 5-6 Supervisors, who in turn supervised the work of 5-6 Enumerators. Field Editors were also used to improve data quality during the data collection phase.

    This time around, the CSO employed Scanning Technology using Cardiff Teleform Application Software, instead of the method of direct data entry, which was used in the 2000 Census. The CSO acquired expertise in the use of scanning technology through its collaboration with the FAO for the 2004 Agriculture Census. The Data processing of the 450 000 questionnaires collected was undertaken by a Data Processing team consisting of an Information Technology Specialist, #=>?>?

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    The 2011 Population and Housing Census Demographic Report provides a total count of the population of Trinidad and Tobago as at 12:00 am on January 9th, 2011 (Census Moment). Two "$"De Facto Count of the Population of Trinidad and Tobago, which is a stock taking of all persons present in the country at the Census Moment, whether they usually reside in Trinidad and Tobago or were visitors found staying in Hotels and Rooming Establishments and on board Ships-in-harbour. The De Facto population total excludes persons who usually reside in Trinidad and Tobago but were out of the country at the census moment and were expected to return within six months. The second count is known as the De Jure Count of the Population of Trinidad and Tobago. This total refers to persons whose usual residence is Trinidad and Tobago. It excludes persons whose usual place of residence is outside of Trinidad and Tobago ( Visitors staying in Hotels and Other Rooming Establishments and on board Ships-in-harbour) who were present at the census moment. The De Jure Count however includes in the total population, those persons who usually reside in Trinidad and Tobago who were not present in the country during the reference period of the census but who were expected to return within six months of the reference period. The tables presented in the report are based on the De Jure Total Population, that is only persons whose usual place of residence was Trinidad and Tobago.

    The 2011Population and Housing Census Demographic Report has been produced in the record time of eighteen months after completion of the data collection phase. This volume provides an expanded range of 23 statistical tables covering demographic variables such as age, sex, religion, ethnicity, education, internal migration, marital status, fertility, household size, household composition and international migration. This should certainly be well appreciated by data users and researchers. The Census Questionnaire included 61 questions organized under 13 sections.

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    The Census Demographic Report covers information collated from the following sections: Characteristics, Internal Migration, Education, Marital Status, Fertility, and International Migration. Subsequent volumes in the series will report on the other sections such as Disability, Chronic Illness, Health, Economic Activity, Information and Communication Technology and Housing.

    This Report provides a wealth of information which can be utilized to inform evidence-based decision making for both private and public data users, as well as to formulate policies which would assist in improving the quality of life and standard of living for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Dave Clement Carol SalimDirector of Statistics Census Administrator

    30th November, 2012

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    Contents

    PREFACE v

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xiii

    KEY CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS xix

    EXPLANATORY NOTES xxxv

    SUMMARY OF MEASURES - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1

    1 NATIONAL POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS 2

    Population growth/size/trends 2

    Age/sex composition 6L //U

    Indicators of Aging Populations

    Ethnic composition 15

    Religious composition 17

    X"Y" 18

    International migrants

    Intercensal Emigration 2000-2011

    Foreign-Born Population

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    2 POPULATION DENSITY AND CONCENTRATION 25

    Index of Concentration

    Index of Dissimilarity (Age Structure)

    Index of Population Re-distribution

    Internal Migration

    3 MARITAL STATUS 30

    Proportion ever married

    Singulate Mean Age at First Marriage (SMAM)

    4 FERTILITY 31

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    5 HOUSEHOLDS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS 32

    Household Stock by Intercensal Growth Household Size and Intercensal Change

    6 HOUSEHOLD HEADSHIP 39

    7 TABLES

    1a TOTAL POPULATION - NON INSTITUTIONAL, COLLECTIVE LIVING AND STREET DWELLERS BY MUNICIPALITY 2011 (DE FACTO)

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    1b TOTAL POPULATION - NON-INSTITUTIONAL, COLLECTIVE LIVING AND STREET DWELLERS BY MUNICIPALITY 2011 (DE JURE)

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    2a TOTAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY 46

    2b PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY

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    3 TOTAL POPULATION BY SEX, SINGLE YEARS OF AGE AND MUNICIPALITY

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    4 NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY

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    5 INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY

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    6 POPULATION IN COLLECTIVE LIVING QUARTERS BY TYPE AND SHIPS IN HABOUR, BY SEX AND MUNICIPALITY

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    7 NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP, ETHNIC GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY

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    8 NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP, RELIGION AND MUNICIPALITY

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    9 NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION BY ETHNIC GROUP AND RELIGION, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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    10 NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP AND RELATIONSHIP TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD

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