South-Eastern Asia

Myanmar

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

604.6 thousand

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

2%
3.7 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
  • Myanmar
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YearSouth-Eastern AsiaMyanmar
199119.2%
199620.7%
199723.4%
200119.2%
200221.7%
200618.6%
200719.1%
201118.3%
201217.7%
201616.0%
201716.5%
202216.6%
Child marriage age

Myanmar

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Myanmar

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201611.5%17.8%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201636.5%19.1%10.7%9.5%7.9%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201639.8%25.0%8.5%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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17% 13% 10% 26% 16% 10% 12% 23% 22% 9% 25% 25% 25% 15% 11% 20% 16% 16%

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2016

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Myanmar in 2016

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YearMyanmarAyeyarwadyBago (East)Bago (West)ChinKachinKayahKayinMagwayMandalayMonNay Pyi TawRakhineSagaingShan (East)Shan (North)Shan (South)TanintharyiYangon
16.0%20.1%15.9%15.9%17.1%13.1%10.0%25.7%15.7%9.9%11.8%23.3%21.8%9.3%24.6%24.6%24.6%14.6%11.5%
Child marriage age

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How does Myanmar compare to other countries?

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Myanmar
Child marriage age
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YearMyanmar
199119.2%
199620.7%
200119.2%
200618.6%
201118.3%
201616.0%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Myanmar11.5%17.8%16.0%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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