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The Refugee Council of Australia hosts Australia’s best and most up-to-date statistics on key issues relevant to refugees in Australia.

Fast tracking statistics

The government introduced new system of determining who is a refugee for people who came by boat, called 'fast tracking'. How many decisions have they made? How many people are being recognised?

Statistics on people in detention in Australia

Who is in immigration detention in Australia? How many people are there in detention, and where are they detained? Where do they come from, and why are they being detained? How many children are detained? How long are...

Offshore processing statistics

How many people are in Nauru or Manus Island? How many people have been sent there as part of Australia's offshore processing policy? How much does it cost? Where do they come from, and where are they now? How many...

Global resettlement needs

According to UNHCR, 1,428,011 refugees will need resettlement in 2019. Overwhelmingly, those who need resettlement come from Africa (664,037 people, 46.5%) and the Middle East and North Africa (648,850 people, 45.4%)...

Global resettlement statistics

Every year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes statistics on global resettlement. These statistics tell us where refugees are coming from, where they are being resettled to, and the...

Global refugee numbers

At the end of 2017, the number of people forcibly displaced reached a high of 68.5 million people. This included 25.4 million refugees under both UNHCR’s mandate and UNRWA (which looks after Palestinian refugees). The...