Ethnic Composition

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In 2011, Chart 1.10 shows that East Indians and Africans were again the two largest ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago. East Indians accounted for 35.4% of the total population while Africans accounted for 34.2%. In the 2000 census, the respective percentages were 40% and 37.5%. The difference between the groups narrowed from 2.5% in 2000 to 1.2% in 2011.

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ETHNIC COMPOSITIONIn 2011, Chart 1.10 shows that East Indians and Africans were again the two largest ethnic groupsin Trinidad and Tobago. East Indians accounted for 35.4% of the total population while Africansaccounted for 34.2%. In the 2000 census, the respective percentages were 40% and 37.5%. Thedifference between the groups narrowed from 2.5% in 2000 to 1.2% in 2011.The next largest group was described as Mixed representing 22.8% of the population anddisaggregated into the African/East Indian 7.7% and Mixed Other 15.1%. This group increasedfrom 20.5% in 2000. All other ethnic groups totalled 1.4% although there was a relatively large notstated category consisting of 6.2%.When the ethnic composition was compared across the two islands, a completely differentlandscape was observed in Tobago as compared to Trinidad (Chart 1.11). Chart 1.12 shows that85.2 % of the population was African followed by the Mixed group comprising 8.5%. tion had attained primary-level education. Proportions amounting to 43.5% had attainedsecondary and post-secondary, with 6.2% attaining tertiary non-university level education and8.4% tertiary universit

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