Statistics

Netherlands

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 08/04/22

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Overview of statistical practice

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) publishes Asylum Trends with statistics on asylum and family reunification applications on a monthly basis.[1] These do not indicate decisions on asylum applications, however. While this report provides some statistical information on the year 2021, various data was not made publicly available by the time of writing of this report.

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2021 

  Applicants in 2021 (1) Pending at end 2021 Refugee status Subsidiary protection  

Humanitarian protection

Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate  

Hum. Prot. rate

Rejection rate
Total 26,520 Not available 7,825 2,865 1,375 4,435 47.4% 17.4% 8.3% 26.9%
     

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Syria  8,520 2,265 1,300 40 325  57.5% 33% 1% 8,3%
Afghanistan 3,310 2,260 130 315 140 79.1% 4.5% 11% 4.9%
Turkey 2,480 1,015 10 205 80 77.2% 0.8% 15.5% 6%
Yemen 1,205 20 380 5 25 4,6% 87.3% 1.1% 5.8%
Algeria 1,165 0 0 0 110 0% 0% 0% 100%
Morocco 980 15 0 5 215 0.6% 0% 2.1% 91.5%
Somalia 970 15 135 25 105 5.4% 48% 8.9% 37.5%
Iraq 870 60 105 30 215 14% 25% 7.2% 51.8%
Eritrea 845 10 325 60 90 2% 67% 12.4% 18.5%

Source: Eurostat. Statistics on decisions cover the decisions taken throughout the year, regardless of whether they concern applications lodged that year or in previous years. It should be noted that rejections include inadmissibility decisions.

(1) The IND, in its publication on Asylum Trends for December 2021,[2] indicates that the total number of applicants was 36,620. It should be noted that the IND includes the number of applicants entering the asylum procedure because of family reunification in the total figure. The 5 most represented countries of origin in 2021, including family reunification cases, were Syria (14,904), Afghanistan (3,425), Turkey (3,215), Yemen (1,855) and Eritrea (1,576).

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants*: 2021

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 26,520  
Men, incl. children 20,235 76.3%
Women, incl. children 6,275 23.7%
Children 6,225 23.5%
Unaccompanied children 2,125* 8%

Source: Eurostat.

* According to the IND Asylum Trends for December 2021, the total number of unaccompanied children was 2,191.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2021

National authorities did not provide detailed statistics on second instance decisions at the time of writing of the report.

 

 

 

[1] IND, Asylum trends, available at: http://bit.ly/2jPWOVX.

[2] IND Asylum Trends for December 2021, available at: https://tinyurl.com/2p872ste.

 

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation