Melanesia

Fiji

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

3.6 thousand

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

0%
30.2 thousand

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

4%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Melanesia
  • Fiji
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YearMelanesiaFiji
199613.1%
199726.2%
200113.8%
200225.6%
20068.7%
200728.1%
20117.9%
201227.0%
20166.6%
201726.5%
20214.0%
202225.3%
Child marriage age

Fiji

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Fiji

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
20213.7%4.7%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
20214.4%5.0%4.6%2.5%3.9%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
20213.7%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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5% 7% 4% 3%

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2021

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Fiji in 2021

0%100%
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YearFijiCentralEasternNorthernWestern
4.0%4.8%6.8%3.6%3.1%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Fiji
Child marriage age
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YearFiji
199613.1%
200113.8%
20068.7%
20117.9%
20166.6%
20214.0%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Fiji3.7%4.7%4.0%
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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