Asylum requests; by citizenship, sex and age, 2007 - 2011

Asylum requests; by citizenship, sex and age, 2007 - 2011

Country of citizenship Sex Age Periods Total asylum requests (number) First asylum requests (number) Follow up asylum requests (number)
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women All ages 2007 9,730 7,430 2,300
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women All ages 2008 15,280 13,400 1,870
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women All ages 2009 16,160 14,910 1,260
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women All ages 2010 15,150 13,340 1,820
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 1,800 1,370 430
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 2,910 2,560 350
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 3,360 3,160 200
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 4,230 3,950 280
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 620 560 60
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 1,060 1,000 60
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 1,470 1,440 30
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 1,220 1,170 50
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 7,310 5,500 1,810
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 11,300 9,840 1,460
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 11,330 10,300 1,030
Total countries of citizenship Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 9,700 8,220 1,480
Afghanistan Total men and women All ages 2007 520 190 330
Afghanistan Total men and women All ages 2008 700 400 310
Afghanistan Total men and women All ages 2009 1,400 1,280 120
Afghanistan Total men and women All ages 2010 1,590 1,370 220
Afghanistan Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 110 60 60
Afghanistan Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 150 80 70
Afghanistan Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 330 310 10
Afghanistan Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 390 360 40
Afghanistan Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 50 30 20
Afghanistan Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 130 110 20
Afghanistan Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 370 360 10
Afghanistan Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 310 290 20
Afghanistan Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 360 100 260
Afghanistan Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 420 210 220
Afghanistan Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 710 610 90
Afghanistan Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 880 720 170
Armenia Total men and women All ages 2007 150 120 40
Armenia Total men and women All ages 2008 240 210 30
Armenia Total men and women All ages 2009 370 350 20
Armenia Total men and women All ages 2010 650 610 40
Armenia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 30 20 10
Armenia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 60 50 10
Armenia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 80 80 -
Armenia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 160 150 10
Armenia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 10 10 0
Armenia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 20 10 0
Armenia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 20 10 0
Armenia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 30 30 0
Armenia Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 110 90 30
Armenia Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 170 150 30
Armenia Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 270 250 20
Armenia Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 460 430 30
Burundi Total men and women All ages 2007 170 130 40
Burundi Total men and women All ages 2008 150 80 70
Burundi Total men and women All ages 2009 90 60 30
Burundi Total men and women All ages 2010 60 30 20
Burundi Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 60 60 -
Burundi Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 40 30 10
Burundi Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 30 30 -
Burundi Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 10 10 0
Burundi Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 20 10 0
Burundi Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 10 10 10
Burundi Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 10 10 0
Burundi Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 10 0 0
Burundi Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 90 60 30
Burundi Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 110 50 60
Burundi Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 60 30 30
Burundi Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 40 20 20
China Total men and women All ages 2007 270 250 30
China Total men and women All ages 2008 600 560 40
China Total men and women All ages 2009 340 300 40
China Total men and women All ages 2010 320 310 10
China Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 40 30 0
China Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 20 20 0
China Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 40 40 10
China Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 20 20 0
China Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 30 30 0
China Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 60 50 0
China Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 10 10 -
China Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 30 30 -
China Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 200 180 20
China Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 520 480 40
China Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 290 250 30
China Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 270 260 10
Guinea Total men and women All ages 2007 260 110 150
Guinea Total men and women All ages 2008 200 150 40
Guinea Total men and women All ages 2009 270 240 30
Guinea Total men and women All ages 2010 250 230 20
Guinea Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 30 20 10
Guinea Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 20 20 0
Guinea Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 20 20 0
Guinea Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 20 20 -
Guinea Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 30 30 -
Guinea Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 30 30 -
Guinea Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 50 50 0
Guinea Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 40 40 0
Guinea Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 200 60 140
Guinea Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 150 110 40
Guinea Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 200 170 30
Guinea Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 190 170 20
Iran Total men and women All ages 2007 360 200 150
Iran Total men and women All ages 2008 420 320 100
Iran Total men and women All ages 2009 580 500 80
Iran Total men and women All ages 2010 870 790 80
Iran Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 30 20 10
Iran Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 50 50 10
Iran Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 70 60 10
Iran Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 110 100 10
Iran Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 20 10 10
Iran Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 10 10 0
Iran Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 40 40 0
Iran Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 30 30 -
Iran Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 300 170 130
Iran Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 350 270 90
Iran Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 480 400 70
Iran Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 720 650 70
Iraq Total men and women All ages 2007 2,450 2,050 400
Iraq Total men and women All ages 2008 5,310 5,030 290
Iraq Total men and women All ages 2009 2,170 1,990 170
Iraq Total men and women All ages 2010 1,900 1,380 520
Iraq Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 360 320 40
Iraq Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 920 880 40
Iraq Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 510 490 20
Iraq Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 390 340 60
Iraq Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 100 100 10
Iraq Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 290 290 0
Iraq Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 140 140 0
Iraq Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 110 100 10
Iraq Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 1,980 1,630 350
Iraq Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 4,110 3,860 240
Iraq Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 1,510 1,360 150
Iraq Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 1,400 950 460
Macedonia Total men and women All ages 2007 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women All ages 2008 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women All ages 2009 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women All ages 2010 390 390 -
Macedonia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 130 130 -
Macedonia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 20 20 -
Macedonia Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 - - -
Macedonia Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 240 240 -
Nigeria Total men and women All ages 2007 210 180 30
Nigeria Total men and women All ages 2008 120 100 20
Nigeria Total men and women All ages 2009 170 150 20
Nigeria Total men and women All ages 2010 190 170 20
Nigeria Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 20 10 10
Nigeria Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 10 10 0
Nigeria Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 20 20 0
Nigeria Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 20 20 0
Nigeria Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 40 40 0
Nigeria Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 10 10 0
Nigeria Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 10 10 -
Nigeria Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 20 20 -
Nigeria Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 150 130 20
Nigeria Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 90 80 10
Nigeria Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 140 120 20
Nigeria Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 150 130 20
Sierra Leone Total men and women All ages 2007 230 130 90
Sierra Leone Total men and women All ages 2008 230 130 100
Sierra Leone Total men and women All ages 2009 190 120 70
Sierra Leone Total men and women All ages 2010 140 120 20
Sierra Leone Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 60 40 20
Sierra Leone Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 40 30 10
Sierra Leone Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 40 30 10
Sierra Leone Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 30 30 0
Sierra Leone Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 20 20 -
Sierra Leone Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 10 10 -
Sierra Leone Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 20 20 -
Sierra Leone Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 10 10 -
Sierra Leone Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 150 80 80
Sierra Leone Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 180 90 90
Sierra Leone Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 130 70 60
Sierra Leone Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 100 80 20
Somalia Total men and women All ages 2007 2,010 1,900 110
Somalia Total men and women All ages 2008 3,960 3,840 120
Somalia Total men and women All ages 2009 6,030 5,890 140
Somalia Total men and women All ages 2010 3,670 3,370 300
Somalia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2007 300 300 10
Somalia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2008 940 920 20
Somalia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2009 1,270 1,260 10
Somalia Total men and women Younger than 15 years 2010 1,750 1,730 20
Somalia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2007 120 110 0
Somalia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2008 290 290 0
Somalia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2009 570 560 10
Somalia Total men and women 15 to 17 years 2010 370 370 0
Somalia Total men and women 18 years or older 2007 1,590 1,490 100
Somalia Total men and women 18 years or older 2008 2,730 2,640 100
Somalia Total men and women 18 years or older 2009 4,190 4,070 130
Somalia Total men and women 18 years or older 2010 1,540 1,270 280
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


Requests for asylum by country of citizenship, sex and age of the asylum
seeker. As from 2007, it is possible to make a distinction between first
requests and subsequent requests.
Separate data are available for the main countries of citizenship.

Data available from: 2007.

Status of the figures: final data.

When will new figures be published?
Discontinued on 29 February 2012

Description topics

Total asylum requests
Requests for asylum are submitted by persons who have left their own
country for various reasons in order to seek protection or asylum in
another country.
First asylum requests
An asylum seeker may submit more than one request. For example, in the
situation that there are new relevant facts, a subsequent request may be
submitted.
Follow up asylum requests
An asylum seeker may submit more than one request. For example, in the
situation that there are new relevant facts, a subsequent request may be
submitted.