Which Country Attracts the Most Asylum Seekers?

Asylum Applicants (As % of Population) (%), 2014
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 31 countries in 2014, Sweden ranked the highest in asylum applicants as a percentage of total population with 0.848% followed by Hungary and Austria. On the other end of the scale was Portugal with 0.004%, Slovakia with 0.006% and Romania with 0.007%.

Data for more countries are available at Asylum Applicants (As % of Population) indicator page.

Asylum Applicants (As % of Population) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Austria % 0.152% 0.188% 0.131% 0.171% 0.206%
Belgium % 0.141% 0.199% 0.238% 0.290% 0.254%
Bulgaria % ... ... ... 0.010% 0.011% 0.014% 0.012% 0.019%
Cyprus % ... ... ... ... 0.364% 0.293% 0.260% 0.159% 0.145%
Denmark % 0.043% 0.067% 0.091% 0.071% 0.108%
France % 0.067% 0.076% 0.083% 0.090% 0.096%
Germany % 0.032% 0.040% 0.058% 0.064% 0.094%
Hungary % ... ... ... 0.032% 0.047% 0.021% 0.017% 0.022%
Italy % 0.050% 0.029% 0.016% 0.066% 0.029%
Luxembourg % 0.093% 0.096% 0.154% 0.417% 0.392%
Malta % ... ... ... 0.619% 0.564% 0.041% 0.444% 0.487%
Netherlands % 0.092% 0.097% 0.091% 0.088% 0.079%
Norway % ... 0.301% 0.354% 0.205% 0.182% 0.194%
Sweden % 0.268% 0.260% 0.339% 0.314% 0.462%
Switzerland % 0.216% 0.205% 0.197% 0.299% 0.356%