Switzerland Refugee Statistics 1960-2022

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.
  • Switzerland refugee statistics for 2021 was 118,829.00, a 2.62% increase from 2020.
  • Switzerland refugee statistics for 2020 was 115,798.00, a 5.12% increase from 2019.
  • Switzerland refugee statistics for 2019 was 110,162.00, a 5.91% increase from 2018.
  • Switzerland refugee statistics for 2018 was 104,011.00, a 11.8% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,255,694.00
France 499,914.00
United States 339,179.00
Sweden 240,854.00
Austria 152,514.00
Italy 144,862.00
United Kingdom 137,078.00
Canada 130,125.00
Spain 122,539.00
Greece 119,650.00
Switzerland 118,829.00
Netherlands 99,585.00
Belgium 74,063.00
Australia 55,606.00
Norway 46,042.00
Denmark 36,023.00
Finland 24,078.00
Cyprus 16,277.00
Ireland 9,571.00
Malta 9,335.00
Luxembourg 6,011.00
Hungary 5,676.00
Poland 4,875.00
Argentina 4,050.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,571.00
South Korea 3,559.00
Portugal 2,651.00
Panama 2,542.00
Chile 2,065.00
Czech Republic 1,909.00
Lithuania 1,880.00
Iceland 1,830.00
New Zealand 1,794.00
UAE 1,355.00
Israel 1,191.00
Japan 1,132.00
Slovak Republic 1,046.00
Croatia 1,020.00
Uruguay 877.00
Slovenia 839.00
Kuwait 720.00
Latvia 705.00
Saudi Arabia 333.00
Estonia 321.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 271.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 197.00
Liechtenstein 133.00
Cayman Islands 57.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
Switzerland Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 118,829.00 2.62%
2020 115,798.00 5.12%
2019 110,162.00 5.91%
2018 104,011.00 11.80%
2017 93,030.00 12.53%
2016 82,668.00 12.74%
2015 73,326.00 17.14%
2014 62,596.00 19.35%
2013 52,448.00 3.38%
2012 50,733.00 0.66%
2011 50,401.00 3.25%
2010 48,813.00 5.65%
2009 46,204.00 0.16%
2008 46,131.00 1.07%
2007 45,642.00 -5.91%
2006 48,508.00 1.04%
2005 48,010.00 0.75%
2004 47,654.00 -4.93%
2003 50,126.00 -7.31%
2002 54,081.00 -7.51%
2001 58,471.00 1.47%
2000 57,624.00 -29.96%
1999 82,273.00 0.49%
1998 81,875.00 -1.60%
1997 83,205.00 -1.43%
1996 84,413.00 1.77%
1995 82,943.00 10.16%
1994 75,295.00 33.06%
1993 56,586.00 8.97%
1992 51,930.00 13.83%
1991 45,622.00 11.43%
1990 40,943.00 11.37%
1989 36,763.00 15.07%
1988 31,949.00 0.76%
1987 31,707.00 1.16%
1986 31,343.00 2.01%
1985 30,726.00 -1.52%
1984 31,201.00 -3.44%
1983 32,312.00 -3.27%
1982 33,404.00 -16.49%
1981 40,000.00 25.00%
1980 32,000.00 6.67%
1979 30,000.00 0.00%
1978 30,000.00 0.00%
1977 30,000.00 -14.29%
1976 35,000.00 0.00%
1975 35,000.00 0.00%
1974 35,000.00 0.00%
1973 35,000.00 0.00%
1972 35,000.00 16.67%
1971 30,000.00 -3.23%
1970 31,000.00 3.33%
1969 30,000.00 15.38%
1968 26,000.00 23.81%
1967 21,000.00 2.44%
1966 20,500.00 2.50%
1965 20,000.00 0.00%
1964 20,000.00 0.00%
1963 20,000.00 0.00%
1962 20,000.00 0.00%
1961 20,000.00 0.00%
1960 20,000.00 0.00%