South-Eastern Asia

Indonesia

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

7.5 million

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

2%
25.5 million

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

16%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • South-Eastern Asia
  • Indonesia
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YearSouth-Eastern AsiaIndonesia
199234.6%
199723.4%30.0%
200221.7%26.4%
200719.1%21.6%
201217.7%17.3%
201716.5%16.3%
202216.6%
Child marriage age

Indonesia

Child Marriage
Indicators

Indonesia

Child Marriage
Indicators

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201710.1%23.6%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201732.7%24.6%16.7%9.6%3.7%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201732.8%45.6%12.6%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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8% 7% 16% 21% 23% 17% 16% 23% 10% 6% 20% 14% 7% 17% 14% 12% 20% 12% 29% 35% 25% 21% 22% 29% 18% 17% 25% 22% 20% 13% 19% 21% 29% 6%

Region with no data

2017

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Indonesia in 2017

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YearIndonesiaAcehSumatera UtaraSumatera BaratRiauJambiSumatera SelatanBengkuluLampungKepulauan Bangka BelitungKepulauan RiauDki JakartaJawa BaratJawa TengahDaerah Istimewa YogyakartaJawa TimurBantenBaliNusa Tenggara BaratNusa Tenggara TimurKalimantan BaratKalimantan TengahKalimantan SelatanKalimantan TimurKalimantan UtaraSulawesi UtaraSulawesi TengahSulawesi SelatanSulawesi TenggaraGorontaloSulawesi BaratMalukuMaluku UtaraPapua BaratPapua
16.3%5.7%8.3%6.5%16.5%20.8%22.6%16.6%15.5%23.4%9.8%6.0%19.6%14.0%6.8%16.9%13.6%12.3%20.0%11.6%29.4%35.0%24.5%21.0%21.9%28.7%17.6%16.9%24.9%22.3%19.6%13.1%19.0%20.9%28.5%
Child marriage age

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How does Indonesia compare to other countries?

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How does Indonesia compare to other countries?

  • Indonesia
Child marriage age
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YearIndonesia
199234.6%
199730.0%
200226.4%
200721.6%
201217.3%
201716.3%

Residence

Child marriage indicators

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Residence

Child marriage indicators

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Indonesia10.1%23.6%16.3%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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