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 2021 was 36,023.00, a 1.69% decline from 2020.
  • Denmark refugee statistics for 2020 was 36,643.00, a 2.37% 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.
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
Denmark Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 36,023.00 -1.69%
2020 36,643.00 -2.37%
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%