Denmark 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.
  • Denmark refugee statistics for 2020 was 36,718.00, a 2.17% decline from 2019.
  • Denmark refugee statistics for 2019 was 37,533.00, a 2.48% increase from 2018.
  • Denmark refugee statistics for 2018 was 36,623.00, a 2.68% increase from 2017.
  • Denmark refugee statistics for 2017 was 35,668.00, a 6.47% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,210,636.00
France 436,100.00
United States 340,881.00
Sweden 248,425.00
Austria 141,866.00
United Kingdom 132,349.00
Italy 128,033.00
Switzerland 115,868.00
Canada 109,264.00
Spain 103,679.00
Greece 103,136.00
Netherlands 78,911.00
Belgium 65,033.00
Australia 57,451.00
Norway 49,713.00
Denmark 36,718.00
Finland 23,483.00
Cyprus 14,037.00
Malta 9,208.00
Ireland 9,070.00
Hungary 5,898.00
Luxembourg 5,213.00
Argentina 4,045.00
South Korea 3,498.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,224.00
Poland 2,811.00
Panama 2,632.00
Portugal 2,445.00
Chile 2,078.00
Czech Republic 1,959.00
Lithuania 1,915.00
Israel 1,898.00
New Zealand 1,808.00
Iceland 1,510.00
UAE 1,330.00
Japan 1,137.00
Slovak Republic 1,036.00
Croatia 966.00
Slovenia 858.00
Kuwait 737.00
Uruguay 719.00
Latvia 667.00
Saudi Arabia 340.00
Oman 308.00
Estonia 297.00
Hong Kong 266.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 201.00
Liechtenstein 154.00
Curacao 78.00
Cayman Islands 43.00
Bahamas 25.00
Monaco 22.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.00
Singapore 5.00
Denmark Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 36,718.00 -2.17%
2019 37,533.00 2.48%
2018 36,623.00 2.68%
2017 35,668.00 6.47%
2016 33,501.00 22.66%
2015 27,312.00 53.72%
2014 17,767.00 35.08%
2013 13,153.00 11.49%
2012 11,797.00 -11.87%
2011 13,386.00 -25.25%
2010 17,907.00 -11.96%
2009 20,340.00 -13.02%
2008 23,385.00 -12.67%
2007 26,779.00 -26.93%
2006 36,650.00 -17.38%
2005 44,362.00 -32.07%
2004 65,305.00 -6.51%
2003 69,855.00 -5.09%
2002 73,600.00 0.43%
2001 73,284.00 3.19%
2000 71,017.00 2.95%
1999 68,982.00 -0.02%
1998 68,996.00 1.31%
1997 68,106.00 2.61%
1996 66,371.00 2.35%
1995 64,850.00 30.84%
1994 49,564.00 11.20%
1993 44,570.00 13.92%
1992 39,124.00 8.38%
1991 36,100.00 9.77%
1990 32,887.00 7.03%
1989 30,726.00 12.51%
1988 27,310.00 -8.97%
1987 30,000.00 30.43%
1986 23,000.00 170.59%
1985 8,500.00 0.00%
1984 8,500.00 136.11%
1983 3,600.00 100.00%
1982 1,800.00 0.00%
1981 1,800.00 0.00%
1980 1,800.00 0.00%
1979 1,800.00 0.00%
1978 1,800.00 2.04%
1977 1,764.00 -16.00%
1976 2,100.00 -1.18%
1975 2,125.00 -26.72%
1974 2,900.00 -21.35%
1973 3,687.00 0.00%
1972 3,687.00 -16.20%
1971 4,400.00 120.00%
1970 2,000.00 -9.09%
1963 2,200.00 0.00%
1962 2,200.00 0.00%
1961 2,200.00 -4.35%
1960 2,300.00 -4.35%