Sweden Refugee Statistics 1960-2024

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2022 was 277,726.00, a 15.31% increase from 2021.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2021 was 240,854.00, a 3.03% decline from 2020.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2020 was 248,372.00, a 2.13% decline from 2019.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2019 was 253,787.00, a 2.25% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 2,075,445.00
Poland 971,129.00
France 612,934.00
Czech Republic 435,212.00
United States 363,059.00
United Kingdom 328,989.00
Spain 317,751.00
Italy 296,181.00
Sweden 277,726.00
Austria 258,613.00
Netherlands 218,457.00
Switzerland 182,474.00
Greece 160,761.00
Belgium 151,408.00
Canada 140,621.00
Slovak Republic 96,563.00
Ireland 81,256.00
Norway 75,311.00
Finland 69,553.00
Denmark 67,772.00
Lithuania 67,638.00
Portugal 59,777.00
Australia 54,430.00
Estonia 40,806.00
Latvia 39,055.00
Hungary 35,370.00
Cyprus 29,280.00
Croatia 20,638.00
Japan 17,406.00
Luxembourg 11,952.00
Malta 11,098.00
Slovenia 8,705.00
Iceland 5,240.00
Argentina 4,094.00
South Korea 3,825.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,424.00
Panama 2,576.00
Chile 2,133.00
New Zealand 1,791.00
UAE 1,399.00
Israel 1,207.00
Uruguay 1,115.00
Kuwait 684.00
Liechtenstein 524.00
Saudi Arabia 454.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 285.00
Bahrain 255.00
Qatar 197.00
Cayman Islands 47.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
Seychelles 0.00
Andorra 0.00
Curacao 0.00
Macao 0.00
French Polynesia 0.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00
Aruba 0.00
Guam 0.00
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.00
Channel Islands 0.00
Greenland 0.00
New Caledonia 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00
British Virgin Islands 0.00
Gibraltar 0.00
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00
Palau 0.00
San Marino 0.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Brunei 0.00
Isle of Man 0.00
Singapore 0.00
Barbados 0.00
Faroe Islands 0.00
Bermuda 0.00
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.00
St. Martin (French part) 0.00
Sweden Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 277,726.00 15.31%
2021 240,854.00 -3.03%
2020 248,372.00 -2.13%
2019 253,787.00 2.25%
2018 248,210.00 3.01%
2017 240,954.00 4.69%
2016 230,158.00 35.77%
2015 169,516.00 19.21%
2014 142,197.00 24.55%
2013 114,172.00 22.94%
2012 92,869.00 7.24%
2011 86,603.00 4.82%
2010 82,620.00 1.57%
2009 81,346.00 5.62%
2008 77,016.00 2.61%
2007 75,055.00 -6.06%
2006 79,895.00 6.68%
2005 74,889.00 2.05%
2004 73,383.00 -34.57%
2003 112,148.00 -21.12%
2002 142,170.00 -2.94%
2001 146,480.00 -6.82%
2000 157,206.00 -1.44%
1999 159,504.00 -10.78%
1998 178,782.00 -4.25%
1997 186,719.00 -2.32%
1996 191,159.00 -4.03%
1995 199,194.00 -0.79%
1994 200,774.00 23.64%
1993 162,386.00 23.89%
1992 131,069.00 5.31%
1991 124,457.00 13.50%
1990 109,654.00 -21.55%
1989 139,783.00 0.00%
1988 139,783.00 7.53%
1987 130,000.00 8.33%
1986 120,000.00 32.45%
1985 90,600.00 0.00%
1984 90,600.00 110.70%
1983 43,000.00 115.00%
1982 20,000.00 0.00%
1981 20,000.00 0.00%
1980 20,000.00 0.00%
1979 20,000.00 0.00%
1978 20,000.00 0.00%
1977 20,000.00 0.00%
1976 20,000.00 0.00%
1975 20,000.00 0.00%
1974 20,000.00 0.00%
1973 20,000.00 0.00%
1972 20,000.00 0.00%
1971 20,000.00 0.00%
1970 20,000.00 17.65%
1969 17,000.00 0.00%
1968 17,000.00 -5.56%
1967 18,000.00 -10.00%
1966 20,000.00 -9.09%
1965 22,000.00 -8.33%
1964 24,000.00 -7.69%
1963 26,000.00 0.00%
1962 26,000.00 0.00%
1961 26,000.00 0.00%
1960 26,000.00 0.00%