Sweden - Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

The value for Refugee population by country or territory of asylum in Sweden was 230,103 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 230,103 in 2016 and a minimum value of 73,408 in 2004.

Definition: 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.

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Statistics Database, Statistical Yearbook and data files, complemented by statistics on Palestinian refugees under the mandate of the UNRWA as published on its website. Data from UNHCR are available o

See also:

Year Value
1990 109,663
1991 124,470
1992 131,073
1993 162,402
1994 200,791
1995 199,212
1996 191,171
1997 186,725
1998 178,795
1999 159,513
2000 157,220
2001 146,491
2002 142,193
2003 112,167
2004 73,408
2005 74,915
2006 79,913
2007 75,078
2008 77,038
2009 81,356
2010 82,629
2011 86,615
2012 92,872
2013 114,175
2014 142,207
2015 169,520
2016 230,103

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration