Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Statistics

Sweden

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 16,303 23,515 33,016 31,355 23,161 17,530 24,322 36,207 24,353 24,194 31,819 29,648
Total Protection Status 9,045 6,852 7,451 5,518 4,318 7,596 23,470 16,569 9,028 9,329 10,344 10,830
Refugee Status 480 307 482 647 546 790 963 1,113 1,934 1,824 2,304 2,870
Other Protection Status 8,565 6,545 6,969 4,871 3,772 6,806 22,507 15,456 7,094 7,505 8,040 7,960

Source: Swedish Migration Board

Resettlement

 

The Number of Resettled Refugees 2000-2012
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Resettled Refugees 1,501 1,089 1,042 942 1,822 1,263 1,626 1,845 2,209 1,936 1,786 1,896 1,853

Source: Swedish Migration Board

 

 

The Quota for Resettlement Since the Beginning of the Resettlement Programme
  2000 2001 2002-2003 2004-2006 2007 2008-2011
Resettlement Quota 1,380 1,285 1,000 1,700 1,800 1,900

Source: Swedish Migration Board

 Note: Quotas are annual, unless specified differently.

 

 

Regional Allocations of Resettlement Quotas and Subquotas
  2012
Resettlement Quota 1,900
Somalian refugees in Kenya 350
Eritrean and other refugees in Sudan 150
Somali and other refugees in Djibouti 100
Afghan refugees in Iran 400
Refugees in Tunusia 200
Colombian refugees in Ecuador 100
Pool for flexible use 250
Acute cases 350

Source: Swedish Migration Board

Sweden snapshot

Size: 449,964 km2

Population: 9.2 million

Year of EU Entry: 1995

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 10,830 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (1950)

Resettlement Quota: 1,900 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 1,853 (2012)

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