South-Eastern Asia

Timor-Leste

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

15.2 thousand

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

3%
73.8 thousand

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

15%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • South-Eastern Asia
  • Timor-Leste
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YearSouth-Eastern AsiaTimor-Leste
199123.6%
199622.6%
199723.4%
200124.3%
200221.7%
200620.6%
200719.1%
201117.9%
201217.7%
201614.9%
201716.5%
202216.6%
Child marriage age

Timor-Leste

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Timor-Leste

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
20167.1%20.3%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201625.6%23.0%16.7%11.0%6.3%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201623.7%36.4%10.9%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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8% 23% 19% 17% 20% 6% 23% 15% 14% 24% 26% 35% 18%

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2016

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Timor-Leste in 2016

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YearTimor-LesteAileuAinaroBaucauBobonaroCova LimaDiliErmeraLautemLiquicaManatutoManufahiOecussiViqueque
14.9%7.7%22.8%19.1%16.6%20.0%5.7%23.4%15.1%14.4%23.5%25.9%34.8%18.3%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Timor-Leste
Child marriage age
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YearTimor-Leste
199123.6%
199622.6%
200124.3%
200620.6%
201117.9%
201614.9%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Timor-Leste7.1%20.3%14.9%
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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