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Asylum seekers 2002-2021

These statistics are based on data about asylum seekers submitted by the Swedish Migration Agency to Statistics Sweden

YearAsylum seekers
 NumberWomenMenOf whom, unaccompanied refugee minors1  Most common citizenship
    NumberGirlsBoysCountryNumber
2021 11 425 4 224 7 201 507 126 381 Afghanistan 1 488
2020 12 991 5 081 7 910 500 157 343 Syrian Arab Republic 1 209
2019 21 958 8 825 13 133 902 257 645 Syrian Arab Republic 2 649
2018 21 502 8 573 12 929 944 249 695 Syrian Arab Republic 2 709
2017 25 666 10 031 15 635 1 336 293 1 043 Syrian Arab Republic 4 718
2016 28 939 11 587 17 352 2 199 435 1 764 Syrian Arab Republic 5 459
2015 162 877 48 149 114 728 35 369 2 847 32 522 Syrian Arab Republic 51 338
2014 81 301 26 484 54 817 7 049 1 363 5 686 Syrian Arab Republic 30 583
2013 54 259 19 496 34 763 3 852 668 3 184 Syrian Arab Republic 16 317
2012 43 887 16 142 27 745 3 578 581 2 997 Syrian Arab Republic 7 814
2011 29 648 10 708 18 940 2 657 400 2 257 Afghanistan 4 122
2010 31 819 12 013 19 806 2 393 464 1 929 Serbia 6 335
2009 24 194 8 474 15 720 2 250 483 1 767 Somalia 5 874
20082 24 353 8 428 15 925 1 510 .. .. Iraq 6 083
2007 36 207 11 079 25 128 1 264 259 1 005 Iraq 18 559
2006 24 322 8 388 15 934 820 175 645 Iraq 8 951
2005 17 530 6 334 11 196 398 143 255 Serbia and Montenegro 2 944
2004 23 161 8 345 14 816 388 163 225 Serbia and Montenegro 4 022
2003 31 355 11 235 20 120 561 195 366 Serbia and Montenegro 5 305
2002 33 016 12 257 20 759 550 188 362 Yugoslavia 5 852

1) An unaccompanied minor refers to a person under 18 years who has come to Sweden without their parents or other legal guardian.

2) For refugee children in 2008, there are no statistics available broken down by sex or age. Therefore, only a total figure is presented.

Comments

Asylum seekers refers to individuals who sought asylum in Sweden during the reference period and have been registered in the Swedish Migration Agency's central aliens database.

Individuals who have had a temporary residence permit at any time in the last four years, individuals applying for an extension of their asylum case and individuals seeking asylum at a Swedish embassy in another country are not included in the statistics on asylum seekers.

Further detailed statistics on asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors are available in Statistics Sweden's statistical database:

Statistical database

Information on the number of asylum seekers is available at Statistics Sweden from 2002 and onwards. Earlier statistics are available on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

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Source
SCB

Last updated
2022-02-22

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