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. 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||
|Rejection||Refugee rate||Sub. Prot. rate||
Hum. Prot. rate
Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers
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, 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
|Total number of applicants||26,520|
|Men, incl. children||20,235||76.3%|
|Women, incl. children||6,275||23.7%|
* 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.