South-Eastern Asia

Philippines

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

865.8 thousand

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

2%
5.5 million

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

17%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • South-Eastern Asia
  • Philippines
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YearSouth-Eastern AsiaPhilippines
199214.7%
199723.4%14.1%
200221.7%13.3%
200719.1%14.3%
201217.7%16.7%
201716.5%16.5%
202216.6%
Child marriage age

Philippines

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Philippines

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201712.1%21.3%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201741.8%24.4%14.7%9.3%3.8%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201717.6%51.6%13.6%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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8% 13% 27% 20% 15% 22% 17% 19% 11% 24% 25% 24% 31% 27% 16% 8% 17%

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2017

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Philippines in 2017

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YearPhilippinesAutonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (Armm)Cordillera Administrative Region (Car)Mimaropa RegionNational Capital Region (Ncr)Region I (Ilocos Region)Region Ii (Cagayan Valley)Region Iii (Central Luzon)Region Iv-A (Calabarzon)Region Ix (Zamboanga Peninsula)Region V (Bicol Region)Region Vi (Western Visayas)Region Vii (Central Visayas)Region Viii (Eastern Visayas)Region X (Northern Mindanao)Region Xi (Davao Region)Region Xii (Soccsksargen)Region Xiii (Caraga)
16.5%15.8%7.8%17.1%8.0%12.6%27.1%20.3%14.6%21.9%17.2%19.1%11.1%23.8%25.5%24.3%31.3%27.2%
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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Philippines
Child marriage age
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YearPhilippines
199214.7%
199714.1%
200213.3%
200714.3%
201216.7%
201716.5%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Philippines12.1%21.3%16.5%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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