Hong Kong Refugee Statistics 1964-2022

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.
  • Hong Kong refugee statistics for 2020 was 266.00, a 107.81% increase from 2019.
  • Hong Kong refugee statistics for 2019 was 128.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Hong Kong refugee statistics for 2018 was 128.00, a 50.59% increase from 2017.
  • Hong Kong refugee statistics for 2017 was 85.00, a 6.59% decline 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
Hong Kong Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 266.00 107.81%
2019 128.00 0.00%
2018 128.00 50.59%
2017 85.00 -6.59%
2016 91.00 -16.51%
2015 109.00 -31.88%
2014 160.00 41.59%
2013 113.00 7.62%
2012 105.00 -28.08%
2011 146.00 -2.01%
2010 149.00 91.03%
2009 78.00 -13.33%
2008 90.00 1.12%
2007 89.00 -95.39%
2006 1,932.00 0.36%
2005 1,925.00 3.22%
2004 1,865.00 -1.79%
2003 1,899.00 27.45%
2002 1,490.00 7.04%
2001 1,392.00 42.04%
2000 980.00 0.72%
1999 973.00 -6.17%
1998 1,037.00 -15.28%
1997 1,224.00 -9.33%
1996 1,350.00 -8.72%
1995 1,479.00 -12.90%
1994 1,698.00 -8.02%
1993 1,846.00 -29.14%
1992 2,605.00 -40.98%
1991 4,414.00 -45.91%
1990 8,161.00 -32.12%
1989 12,022.00 -21.73%
1988 15,359.00 61.16%
1987 9,530.00 19.13%
1986 8,000.00 -14.89%
1985 9,400.00 -21.40%
1984 11,960.00 -6.34%
1983 12,770.00 1.19%
1982 12,620.00 -6.79%
1981 13,540.00 -43.75%
1980 24,070.00 -56.79%
1979 55,700.00 -12.16%
1978 63,410.00 126720.00%
1972 50.00 -95.00%
1971 1,000.00 0.00%
1970 1,000.00 -99.92%
1966 1,250,040.00 -0.09%
1965 1,251,200.00 11.71%
1964 1,120,000.00 11.71%