Statistics

Germany

Author

Informationsverbund Asyl und Migration

Overview of statistical practice

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) publishes monthly statistical reports (Asylgeschäftsstatistik) with information on applications and first instance decisions for main nationalities. More detailed information is provided in the BAMF’s key asylum figures (Schluesselzahlen Asyl) and annual statistical reports (Bundesamt in Zahlen).1

 

 

 

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2016

 

Applicants in 2016

Pending applications in 2016

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Humanitarian protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Hum. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

745,545

433,719

256,136

153,700

24,084

173,846

42.1%

25.3%

4%

28.6%

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Syria

268,866

58,399

166,520

121,562

910

167

57.6%

42%

0.3%

0.1%

Afghanistan

127,892

102,856

13,813

5,836

18,441

24,817

22%

9.3%

29.3%

39.4%

Iraq

97,162

53,852

36,801

10,912

439

14,248

59%

17.5%

0.7%

22.8%

Iran

26,872

24,045

5,443

257

150

3,806

56.4%

2.6%

1.6%

39.4%

Eritrea

19,103

13,439

16,666

3,652

119

135

81%

17.8%

0.6%

0.6%

Albania

17,236

:

18

73

78

30,020

0.06%

0.24%

0.3%

99.4%

Pakistan

15,528

16,430

275

49

105

8,201

3.2%

0.6%

1.2%

95%

Undefined

14,922

10,586

6,782

6,084

111

1,189

47.9%

43%

0.8%

8.3%

Nigeria

12,916

18,666

127

34

213

1,787

5.9%

1.6%

9.9%

82.6%

Russia

12,234

:

357

127

177

5,712

5.6%

2%

2.8%

89.6%

Source: BAMF, Asylum Statistics December 2016: http://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/Downloads/Infothek/Statistik/Asyl/201612-statistik-anlage-asyl-geschaeftsbericht.pdf;jsessionid=FDCD7933B965145229394C06F576961D.1_cid294?__blob=publicationFile; BAMF, Key Asylum Statistics 2016: https://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/Publikationen/Flyer/flyer-schluesselzahlen-asyl-2016.pdf?__blob=publicationFile; Federal Government, Reply to parliamentary question by The Left, 21 February 2017, 34.



Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2016

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

745,155

100%

Men

487,370

65.4%

Women

255,870

34.3%

Children

268,190

36%

Unaccompanied children

35,939

5%

Source: Eurostat (rounded). Note that Eurostat figures on asylum applications diverge from those provided by the BAMF.

Unaccompanied children, first applications only: Federal Government, Reply to parliamentary question by The Left, 21 February 2017, 55-56.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2016

 

First instance (Jan – Dec 2016)

Appeal (Jan – Nov 2016)

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

695,733

100%

64,251

100%

Positive decisions

433,920

62.4%

7,772

12.1%

  • Refugee status

256,136

36.8%

6,223

9.7%

  • Subsidiary protection

153,700

22.1%

418

0.7%

  • Humanitarian protection

24,084

3.5%

1,131

1.8%

Negative decisions, including inadmissibility

261,813

37.6%

20,399

31.7%

Termination of appeal procedure (e.g. withdrawal)

-

-

36,080

56.2%

Source: BAMF, Asylum Statistics December 2016, 2; Federal Government, Reply to parliamentary question by The Left, 21 February 2017, 63.   

 

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection across 20 countries.