Statistics

Sweden

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 30/11/20

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Overview of statistical practice

 

The Swedish Migration Agency publishes monthly statistical reports on asylum applications and first instance decisions.[1] These include a breakdown per nationality, as well as statistics specifically relating to unaccompanied children.

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2019

 

 

Applicants in 2019

Decisions in 2019

Pending at end 2019

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Humanitarian protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Hum. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

21,984

24,569

14,880

3,487

5,955

104

14,829

14.1%

24.2%

0,42%

60.3%

 

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Syria

2,655

2,713

1,553

210

1710

2

519

7.7%

63.0%

0.07%

19.3%

Iran

1,093

1,347

1,259

404

2

5

902

29.9%

0.15%

0.37%

66.9%

Iraq

1,055

1,712

997

165

63

11

1,378

9.6%

3.6%

0.64 %

80.4%

Uzbekistan

1,052

486

1,233

12

0

0

275

2.4%

0%

0%

56.6%

Georgia

975

1,161

182

1

0

0

1,158

0.1%

0%

0%

99.9%

Stateless

879

1,103

555

298

112

4

555

27%

10.1%

0.36%

50.3%

Ukraine

868

844

255

4

0

0

829

0.47%

0%

0%

98.2%

Afghanistan

826

1,331

742

281

57

24

721

21.1%

4.2%

1.8%

54.1%

Eritrea

766

975

369

631

24

1

242

64.7%

2.4%

0.1%

24.8%

Somalia

755

937

563

196

3

4

607

20.9%

0.3%

0.4%

64.7%

                             

Source: Migration Agency. Note that the humanitarian protection rates do not include permits that have been granted on other grounds such as upper secondary school. The remaining percentage of the protection rates thus refer to these other permits.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2019

 

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

21,984

Men

13,147

59.8%

Women

8,837

40.2%

Children (unaccompanied minors not included)

5,556

25,2%

Unaccompanied children

905

4,1%

Source: Migration Agency

 

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2019

 

 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

24,569

17,144

Positive decisions

9,546

38.8%

3910

22.8%

  • Refugee status

3,487

14.9%

1,674

9.7%

  • Subsidiary protection

5,955

24.4%

2,038

11.8%

  • Humanitarian protection

104

0.42%

198*

1.1%*

Negative decisions

14,829

60.3%

12,600

73.5%*

Source: Migration Agency. *Humanitarian protection” statistics does not include permits for secondary school studies.



[1] Migration Agency, Asylum statistics, available at: http://bit.ly/2kkz2Vu.

 

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