On this page you can find asylum statistics.
In December 2014, the refugee status determination system for people who came by boat after 13 August 2012 changed. The new process, called 'fast tracking', replaced the previous independent merits review system with a new body, called the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA). This page summarises the IAA's statistics about its processes.read more
How is the process of 'fast tracking' refugee claims going? How many applications are lodged, what are the outcomes, and where do they live?read more
We analyse here the data from the October 2016 Senate estimates, which includes statistics on offshore processing, refugee status determination and other key information about refugees and people seeking asylum.read more
This is the full analysis of the Senate estimates in October 2016. It is an interactive database that you can download and filter to see your preferred data.read more
This is the first Annual Report of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) following its merger with the Customs and Border Protection Service in July 2015. The report, tabled in Parliament in October 2016, provides a number of useful statistics.read more
Offshore processing (referred to by the Australian Government as “regional processing”) is the term used to describe the arrangements by which Australia sends people seeking asylum who arrive by boat to either Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where their refugee claims are determined.read more
This table sets out the number of asylum applications globally, including their rank globally by GDP, and per capita.read more