Trinidad & Tobago is a small state of the Commonwealth, with a largely rural population of about 1.4 million. Literacy rates are high, as are enrolment rates for primary and secondary education. An active and consistent partner, Trinidad & Tobago contributes annually to COL’s budget.

School-age Population by Education Level1

87,591

 

91,323

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20041

88.5%

 

82.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20041

13.4%

 

10.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

33.8%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2004)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

98.5%

 

99.2%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2014)1

58%

 

78%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

29%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

74

 

67

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

20.1 157.7
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
17.6 32.2
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
67.9 69.2
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017