Singapore: Refugee population

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 Singapore

Refugee population

 Latest value 5
 Year 2014
 Measure refugees
 Data availability 1978 - 2014
 Average 190
 Min - Max 5 - 900
 Source United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
For that indicator, we provide data for Singapore from 1978 to 2014. The average value for Singapore during that period was 190 refugees with a minimum of 5 refugees in 1993 and a maximum of 900 refugees in 1979. The latest value from 2014 is 5 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 159 countries is 121290 refugees. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Singapore - Refugee population - Recent values chart

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Singapore - Refugee population - historical chart - 1978-2014




Definition: Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 5.64 2022 million
 Percent urban population 100.00 2022 percent
 Population density 7,595 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 15.12 2022 percent
 Percent children 11.84 2022 percent
 Percent female population 47.70 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 0.00 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 36.91 2022 percent
 Refugee population 5 2014 refugees
 Migrant population 45 2015 percent
 Population growth 3.31 2022 percent
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