Norway 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.
  • Norway refugee statistics for 2020 was 49,713.00, a 7.74% decline from 2019.
  • Norway refugee statistics for 2019 was 53,882.00, a 5.48% decline from 2018.
  • Norway refugee statistics for 2018 was 57,004.00, a 3.76% decline from 2017.
  • Norway refugee statistics for 2017 was 59,230.00, a 0.47% 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
Norway Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 49,713.00 -7.74%
2019 53,882.00 -5.48%
2018 57,004.00 -3.76%
2017 59,230.00 -0.47%
2016 59,512.00 18.13%
2015 50,377.00 7.13%
2014 47,025.00 2.03%
2013 46,088.00 7.67%
2012 42,805.00 5.25%
2011 40,671.00 1.06%
2010 40,245.00 6.45%
2009 37,806.00 4.80%
2008 36,076.00 4.57%
2007 34,499.00 -20.35%
2006 43,315.00 0.70%
2005 43,015.00 -2.31%
2004 44,031.00 -4.50%
2003 46,107.00 -8.56%
2002 50,421.00 0.60%
2001 50,122.00 5.08%
2000 47,700.00 9.80%
1999 43,441.00 -4.16%
1998 45,325.00 -4.32%
1997 47,372.00 -2.14%
1996 48,409.00 1.68%
1995 47,607.00 6.70%
1994 44,617.00 16.27%
1993 38,375.00 28.58%
1992 29,846.00 2.73%
1991 29,054.00 48.38%
1990 19,581.00 5.84%
1989 18,500.00 68.92%
1988 10,952.00 -26.99%
1987 15,000.00 13.64%
1986 13,200.00 11.86%
1985 11,800.00 18.00%
1984 10,000.00 0.00%
1983 10,000.00 66.67%
1982 6,000.00 0.00%
1981 6,000.00 0.00%
1980 6,000.00 0.00%
1979 6,000.00 0.00%
1978 6,000.00 0.00%
1977 6,000.00 500.00%
1976 1,000.00 -66.67%
1975 3,000.00 0.00%
1974 3,000.00 0.00%
1973 3,000.00 0.00%
1972 3,000.00 0.00%
1971 3,000.00 50.00%
1970 2,000.00 -33.33%
1963 3,000.00 0.00%
1962 3,000.00 0.00%
1961 3,000.00 0.00%
1960 3,000.00 0.00%