Sweden 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.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2020 was 248,425.00, a 2.11% decline from 2019.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2019 was 253,787.00, a 2.25% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2018 was 248,210.00, a 3.01% increase from 2017.
  • Sweden refugee statistics for 2017 was 240,954.00, a 4.69% 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
Sweden Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 248,425.00 -2.11%
2019 253,787.00 2.25%
2018 248,210.00 3.01%
2017 240,954.00 4.69%
2016 230,158.00 35.77%
2015 169,516.00 19.21%
2014 142,197.00 24.55%
2013 114,172.00 22.94%
2012 92,869.00 7.24%
2011 86,603.00 4.82%
2010 82,620.00 1.57%
2009 81,346.00 5.62%
2008 77,016.00 2.61%
2007 75,055.00 -6.06%
2006 79,895.00 6.68%
2005 74,889.00 2.05%
2004 73,383.00 -34.57%
2003 112,148.00 -21.12%
2002 142,170.00 -2.94%
2001 146,480.00 -6.82%
2000 157,206.00 -1.44%
1999 159,504.00 -10.78%
1998 178,782.00 -4.25%
1997 186,719.00 -2.32%
1996 191,159.00 -4.03%
1995 199,194.00 -0.79%
1994 200,774.00 23.64%
1993 162,386.00 23.89%
1992 131,069.00 5.31%
1991 124,457.00 13.50%
1990 109,654.00 -21.55%
1989 139,783.00 0.00%
1988 139,783.00 7.53%
1987 130,000.00 8.33%
1986 120,000.00 32.45%
1985 90,600.00 0.00%
1984 90,600.00 110.70%
1983 43,000.00 115.00%
1982 20,000.00 0.00%
1981 20,000.00 0.00%
1980 20,000.00 0.00%
1979 20,000.00 0.00%
1978 20,000.00 0.00%
1977 20,000.00 0.00%
1976 20,000.00 0.00%
1975 20,000.00 0.00%
1974 20,000.00 0.00%
1973 20,000.00 0.00%
1972 20,000.00 0.00%
1971 20,000.00 0.00%
1970 20,000.00 17.65%
1969 17,000.00 0.00%
1968 17,000.00 -5.56%
1967 18,000.00 -10.00%
1966 20,000.00 -9.09%
1965 22,000.00 -8.33%
1964 24,000.00 -7.69%
1963 26,000.00 0.00%
1962 26,000.00 0.00%
1961 26,000.00 0.00%
1960 26,000.00 0.00%