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Statistics

United Kingdom

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

 

 The Number of Asylum Seekers and Protection Status Granted
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asylum Seekers - 71,027 84,132 49,407 33,960 25,712 23,608 23,431 25,932 24,487 17,916 19,804
Total Protection Status - 31,641 28,408 11,074 5,558 4,739 4,472 5,743 5,893 6,742 5,195 5,648
Refugee Status - 11,449 8,272 3,863 1,563 1,941 2,168 3,545 3,727 4,188 3,488 4,309
Other Protection - 20,192 20,136 7,211 3,995 2,798 2,304 2,198 2,166 2,554 1,707 1,339

Resettlement

 

The Number of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Resettled Refugees 0 0 0 0 150 71 353 463 642 857 669 432

Source: UK Border Agency, Home Office

 

 

The Quota for resettlement Since the Beginning of the Resettlement Programme
  2004-2007 2007-2011
Resettlement Quota 500 750

Source: UK Border Agency.

 Note: Quotas are annual, unless specified differently.

Regional Allocations of Resettlement Quotas and SubQuotas
  2011
Resettlement Quota 750
Refugees from Africa 500
Refugees from Asia 100
Refugees from MENA 150
Subquota  
Emergency Cases    No specific subquota, but up to 40 cases through ETC in Romania
Intensive medical need    No specific subquota, but up to 3% of cases (proposed by UNHCR)
Women at risk    No specific subquota, but at least 10% Women at risk

Source: UK Border AgeSource: UNHCR

 

The Country of Origin of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Bhutan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 0
Burma-Karen 0 0 0 0 0 51 77 108 29 5 0 0
Burma-Rohingya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 109 47 0
DR of Congo 0 0 0 0 28 0 134 212 141 120 100 119
Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 90 202 0 32 145
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 236 542 207 75
Liberia 0 0 0 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mauritania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 0 0 0
Palestine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 0 0
Sierra Leone 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 172 93
Sudan 0 0 0 0 0 20 63 0 0 0 0 0

 Source: UK Border Agency, Home Office

 

 

The Country of First Asylum of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 109 47 0
Ghana 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guinea 0 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 0 0
Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 224 517 207 0
Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 90 202 0 204 197
Nepal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 0
Rwanda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 119
Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 0 0 0
Sierra Leone 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 25 0 75
Tanzania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0 0
Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 51 77 108 29 5 0 0
Uganda 0 0 0 0 27 20 63 0 0 0 100 0
Yemen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
Zambia 0 0 0 0 0 0 134 212 141 0 0 0

Source: UK Border Agency, Home Office

 

Gender of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Male 0 0 0 0 - - - - 301 432 338 195
Female 0 0 0 0 - - - - 341 425 331 237

Source: UK Border Agency, Home Office

 

Age of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Under 18 0 0 0 0 - - - - 278 375 265 224
Over 18 0 0 0 0 - - - - 364 482 404 208

 Source: UK Border Agency, Home Office

United Kingdom snapshot

Size: 244,820 km2

Population: 61.7 million

Year of EU Entry: 1973

In the Schengen Area: No

Protection Status Granted: 5,648 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (2004)

Resettlement Quota: 750 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 432 (2011)

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