Caribbean

Barbados

Summary

Explore how common child marriage is throughout the country, how levels have changed over time, and how the situation in this country compares to others.

Absolute number

Prevalence

4.1 thousand

Married by 15: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 15

8%
18.8 thousand

Married by 18: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 18

29%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Caribbean
  • Barbados
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YearCaribbeanBarbados
198714.0%
199211.3%
199726.8%7.8%
200227.8%12.9%
200728.5%21.3%
201227.7%29.2%
201724.3%
202224.3%
Child marriage age

Barbados

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Barbados

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201228.1%31.1%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201220.7%39.3%26.7%22.2%37.6%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201229.3%
Child marriage age

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Levels of child marriage vary across different parts of Barbados. See the range of values within the country, and explore the map for details.

Prevalence of child marriage

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18% 34% 34% 38% 34% 34% 38% 29% 34% 18% 38%

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2012

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Barbados in 2012

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YearBarbadosChrist ChurchSt. AndrewSt. GeorgeSt. JamesSt. JohnSt. JosephSt. LucySt. MichaelSt. PeterSt. PhillipSt. Tomas
29.2%18.5%33.6%37.6%37.6%33.6%33.6%33.6%29.4%33.6%18.5%37.6%
Child marriage age

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How does Barbados compare to other countries?

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Barbados
Child marriage age
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YearBarbados
198714.0%
199211.3%
19977.8%
200212.9%
200721.3%
201229.2%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Barbados28.1%31.1%29.2%
Perspective
Child marriage age

For more data related to child marriage, please see the child marriage country profiles available on the UNICEF Data website

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