Western Africa

Niger

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

2.1 million

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

28%
5.1 million

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

76%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Western Africa
  • Niger
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YearWestern AfricaNiger
198784.6%
199280.4%
199734.3%76.5%
200234.6%78.4%
200735.6%75.6%
201237.6%76.3%
201735.6%
202232.0%
Child marriage age

Niger

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Niger

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201243.5%84.6%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201283.3%83.4%85.9%84.8%51.2%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201284.1%67.3%31.6%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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47% 82% 73% 89% 33% 76% 75% 87%

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2012

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Niger in 2012

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YearNigerAgadezDiffaDossoMaradiNiameyTahouaTillaberiZinder
76.3%47.1%82.4%73.1%88.6%32.8%76.5%75.2%87.3%
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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Niger
Child marriage age
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YearNiger
198784.6%
199280.4%
199776.5%
200278.4%
200775.6%
201276.3%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Niger43.5%84.6%76.3%
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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