Statistics

Sweden

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 21/04/21

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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: 2020

  Applicants in 2020 Pending at end 2020 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Humanitarian protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 12,991 7,155 2,913 1,415 41 12,270 17% 8% 71%
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

Syria 1,208 580 379 955 3 455 20% 51% 24%
Uzbekistan 826 685 14 4 0 1,149 1% 0% 98%
Iraq 782 410 154 47 2 883 14% 4% 79%
Iran 604 683 326 3 0 686 32% 0% 68%
Afghanistan 593 416 310 75 2 424 10% 10% 54%
Ukraine 559 239 0 4 0 456 0% 1% 99%
Eritrea 526 183 387 42 2 125 67% 7% 22%
Mongolia 461 164 0 0 7 338 0% 0% 97%
Somalia 443 262 137 9 5 321 26% 2% 59%
Turkey 412 368 382 1 0 323 53% 0% 45%

 Source: Swedish Migration Agency. Other decisions granting a residence permit, i.e. for family reunification purposes, upper secondary education etc. are not included to the table above.

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2020

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 12,991 100%
Men 7,910 61%
Women 5,081 39%
Children 3,566 27.5%
Unaccompanied children 500 3.8%

Source: Swedish Migration Agency

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2020

  First instance Appeal
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total number of decisions on merits 17,192 100% 16,477 100%
Decisions granting international protection 4,922 29% 1,124 7%
 Rejection 12,270 71% 15,353 93%

Source: Swedish Migration Agency

[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