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Statistics

Ireland

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

 

The Number of Asylum Seekers and Protection Status Granted 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asylum Seekers 10,938 10,325 11,634 7,900 4,766 4,323 4,314 3,985 3,866 2,689 1,939 1,290
Total Protection Status 211 467 893 345 430 455 397 376 293 98 24 61
Refugee Status - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Protection Status - - - - - - - - - - - -

Source: Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner

Resettlement

 

The Number of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Resettled Refugees 35 52 28 50 58 115 184 114 101 192 20 45 49

Source: Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner

 

The Quota for Resettlement Since the Beginning of the Resettlement Programme
  1998-2004 2005-2011
Resettlement Quota 10 applicants with their families 200

Source: Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration.

Note: Quotas are annual, unless specified differently.

 

The Country of Origin of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Burma-Rohingya - - - - - 0 0 0 0 82 0 0 0
Burma-Karen - - - - - 0 0 97 0 0 3 0 0
Chechenia - - - - - 41 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cuba - - - - - 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 0
DR of Congo - - - - - 0 0 7 0 84 0 0 21
Iran-Kurd - - - - - 46 180 0 0 8 0 0 5
Iraq - - - - - 0 0 0 5 7 16 6 0
Somalia - - - - - 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Sudan - - - - - 0 0 0 71 0 0 23 0
Other - - - - - 18 4 10 11 8 1 16 13

Source: Office of the Refugee Applications Comissioner

 

 

 

Gender of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Male - - - - - 57 105 57 46 96 7 21 0
Female               - - - - - 58 79 57 55 96 13 24 0
Unknown - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49

 Source: Office of the Refugee Applications Comissioner

Age of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
0-14 - - - - - 41 64 51 46 96 8 16 0
15-24 - - - - - 40 65 19 12 45 5 9 0
25-44 - - - - - 21 40 29 30 36 3 14 0
Over 45 - - - - - 13 15 15 13 15 4 6 0
Unknown - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49

 Source: Office of the Refugee Applications Comissioner

Maritial Status of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Married - - - - - 27 49 40 24 35 8 17 0
Sep/Div/Wid - - - - - 4 4 1 6 14 0 0 0
Single - - - - - 84 131 73 71 143 12 28 0
Unknown - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49

 Source: Office of the Refugee Applications Comissioner

 

Religion of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Christian - - - - - 18 1 107 84 89 4 1 0
Hindu - - - - - 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Muslim - - - - - 97 183 2 17 110 16 40 0
Orthodox - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Unknown - - - - - 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 49

 Source: Office of the Refugee Applications Comissioner

Republic of Ireland

Size: 70,000 km2

Population: 4.5 million

Year of EU Entry: 1973

In the Schengen Area: No

Protection Status Granted: 61 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (1998)

Resettlement Quota: 200 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 49 (2012)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from europa.eu.