New documents obtained by the Refugee Council of Australia through freedom of information (FOI) show that only one third of people in Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program are referred by UNHCR. This increasing...
The Refugee Council of Australia hosts Australia’s best and most up-to-date statistics on key issues relevant to refugees in Australia.
Statistics on boat arrivals and boat turnbacks
How many people have come to Australia by boat? How many have been turned back?
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...
How many refugees are there in the world?
How many refugees are there in the world? Where do they come from? Where do they live? Which countries have the least capacity to host refugees?
How generous is Australia’s Refugee Program compared to other countries?
An analysis of UNHCR’s 2018 Global Refugee Statistics Australian political leaders regularly claim that Australia has one of the most generous refugee responses in the world. But what do UNHCR’s official statistics for...
How many refugees have come to Australia?
How many refugees have come to Australia? How does this compare to the number of migrants who have come to Australia? How has the refugee program in Australia changed over time?
Economic migrants or refugees?
How many refugees who come by boat have been found by refugees? Find out in this analysis.