Southern Africa

Eswatini

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

7.3 thousand

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

1%
43.3 thousand

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

5%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Southern Africa
  • Eswatini
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YearSouthern AfricaEswatini
198918.6%
199415.5%
199711.2%
199911.2%
20029.4%
20048.4%
20075.8%
20096.5%
20127.4%
20145.3%
20175.9%
20224.2%
Child marriage age

Eswatini

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Eswatini

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
20145.4%5.3%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
20147.4%6.6%4.6%3.4%5.8%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201419.3%2.2%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

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6% 8% 5% 3%

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2014

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Eswatini in 2014

0%100%
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YearEswatiniHhohhoLubomboManziniShiselweni
5.3%5.6%7.9%5.4%2.5%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Eswatini
Child marriage age
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YearEswatini
198918.6%
199415.5%
199911.2%
20048.4%
20096.5%
20145.3%

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
Eswatini5.4%5.3%5.3%
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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