Western Asia

Syrian Arab Republic

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

292 thousand

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

2%
1.2 million

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

13%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Western Asia
  • Syrian Arab Republic
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YearWestern AsiaSyrian Arab Republic
198121.4%
198620.9%
199120.0%
199618.8%
199723.7%
200117.2%
200223.3%
200613.3%
200720.8%
201219.1%
201719.4%
202217.8%
Child marriage age

Syrian Arab Republic

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Syrian Arab Republic

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
200614.6%11.8%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
200610.9%15.7%15.3%14.8%10.2%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
200611.4%18.9%9.9%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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17% 16% 7% 13% 10% 5% 22% 5% 8% 11% 24% 10% 12%

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2006

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Syrian Arab Republic in 2006

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YearSyrian Arab RepublicAl-HasakehAleppoAr-RaqqaAs-SweidaDamascusDaraDeir-Ez-ZorHamaHomsIdlebLattakiaRural DamascusTartous
13.3%7.0%13.0%9.9%8.4%11.1%23.6%9.9%12.3%16.5%16.3%4.9%21.7%4.7%
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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Syrian Arab Republic
Child marriage age
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YearSyrian Arab Republic
198121.4%
198620.9%
199120.0%
199618.8%
200117.2%
200613.3%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Syrian Arab Republic14.6%11.8%13.3%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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