Eastern Africa

Eritrea

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

207.3 thousand

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

13%
506.3 thousand

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

41%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Eastern Africa
  • Eritrea
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YearEastern AfricaEritrea
198552.5%
199050.4%
199549.9%
199748.1%
200050.0%
200246.2%
200543.4%
200744.9%
201040.7%
201245.0%
201740.1%
202235.9%
Child marriage age

Eritrea

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Eritrea

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201020.4%55.2%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201051.9%58.2%55.1%41.1%13.4%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201059.0%62.2%25.8%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

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41% 61% 30% 51% 15% 43%

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2010

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Eritrea in 2010

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YearEritreaAnsebaDebubDebubawi Keih BahriGash BarkaMaekelSemienawi Keih Bahri
40.7%41.2%61.2%30.4%51.2%14.5%43.2%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Eritrea
Child marriage age
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YearEritrea
198552.5%
199050.4%
199549.9%
200050.0%
200543.4%
201040.7%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

Review the data to find if girls living in rural areas are more likely to marry in childhood than girls in urban areas

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Eritrea20.4%55.2%40.7%
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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