South America

Ecuador

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

221.3 thousand

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

4%
1.3 million

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

22%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • South America
  • Ecuador
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YearSouth AmericaEcuador
199319.6%
199823.3%
200321.5%
200821.4%
201321.5%
201822.2%
Child marriage age

Ecuador

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Ecuador

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201819.3%29.2%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201838.7%51.1%15.9%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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10% 17% 29% 18% 12% 17% 24% 29% 16% 25% 8% 10% 36% 35% 33% 24% 30% 23% 13% 28% 29% 29% 13% 24%

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2018

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Ecuador in 2018

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YearEcuadorAzuayBolívarCañarCarchiChimborazoCotopaxiEl OroEsmeraldasGalápagosGuayasImbaburaLojaLos RíosManabíMorona SantiagoNapoOrellanaPastazaPichinchaSanta ElenaSanto Domingo De Los TsáchilasSucumbíosTungurahuaZamora Chinchipe
22.2%9.9%17.3%29.4%17.5%12.1%16.8%23.7%29.1%15.8%25.4%7.9%10.4%35.7%34.9%33.1%23.5%30.0%22.9%12.8%27.6%29.1%28.7%13.0%23.6%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Ecuador
Child marriage age
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YearEcuador
199319.6%
199823.3%
200321.5%
200821.4%
201321.5%
201822.2%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Ecuador19.3%29.2%22.2%
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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