RefNZ Statistics

New Zealand Refugee Statistics 



Last updated: 23 April 2010

RefNZ Statistics provides key New Zealand refugee statistics. The statistics are listed in the Index below. Unless otherwise stated, the statistics have been obtained under the Official Information Act 1982. Further statistics will be added as they become available. Use the Index to link to statistics of interest.


 
Index
Refugee Status Branch: General Statistics
Table 1: The number of people arriving at New Zealand airports and indicating a wish to apply for refugee status (spontaneous refugees) in the calendar years from 1991 to 1996 and the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.

Table 2: The number of refugee status applications submitted to the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1990/91 to 2008/2009.

Table 3: The number of refugee status applications determined, and the number of applications and people approved and declined by the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1992/93 to 2008/2009.

Table 4: Number of applications lodged with the Refugee Status Branch per client during the period 01 July 1999 to 30 June 2005.
 

Refugee Status Branch:Statistics by Nationality
Table 5: Five countries with the highest number of refugee status applications filed with the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1990/91 to 2008/2009.

Table 6: Five countries with the highest number of refugee status applications approved by the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1992/93 to 2008/2009.

Table 7: Five countries with the highest number of refugee status applications declined by the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1992/93 to 2008/2009.
 

Refugee Status Branch: Statistics by Gender
Table 8: Breakdown by gender of the applications received by the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.

Table 9: Breakdown by gender of the applications approved by the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.

Table 10: Breakdown by gender of the applications declined by the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.

Table 11: Breakdown of success rates by gender as a percentage of the both successful applications and total applications decided by the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.
 


Refugee Status Appeals Authority: General Statistics

Table 12: The number of appeals received, withdrawn, heard, published and  finalised by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including the number of outstanding appeals, in the financial years from 1991/92 to 2009/2010.

Table 13: The number and percentage of refugee status appeal applications declined and allowed by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority for the financial years from 1991/92 to 2009/2010.

Table 14: Breakdown of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority into categories of standard claims, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded claims, second appeals and third appeals for the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/2010.
 

Refugee Status Appeals Authority: Statistics by Nationality
Table 15: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 1998/99 financial year.
Table 16: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 1999/2000 financial year.
Table 17: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2000/2001 financial year.

Table 18: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2001/2002 financial year.

Table 19: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2002/2003 financial year.

Table 20: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded and second appeals in the 2003/2004 financial year.

Table 21: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2004/2005 financial year.

Table 22: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2005/2006 financial year.

Table 23: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded and second appeals in the 2006/2007 financial year.

Table 24: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded and second appeals in the 2007/2008 financial year.

Table 25: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded and second appeals in the 2008/2009 financial year.

Table 26: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded and second appeals in the 2009/2010 financial year.

Table 27: Top three countries with the highest number of appeals submitted in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.

Table 28: Top three countries with the highest number of appeals allowed by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.

Table 29: Top three countries with the highest number of appeals dismissed by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.

Table 30: Top three countries with the highest number of manifestly unfounded appeals determined by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.
 

Refugee Status Appeals Authority: Statistics by Gender
Table 31: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 1998/99 financial year.
Table 32: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 1999/2000 financial year.

Table 33: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2000/01 financial year.

Table 34: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2001/02 financial year.

Table 35: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2002/03 financial year.

Table 36: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2003/04 financial year.

Table 37: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2004/05 financial year.

Table 38: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2005/06 financial year.

Table 39: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2006/07 financial year.

Table 40: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2007/08 financial year.

Table 41: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2008/09 financial year.

Table 42: Top three countries, by gender, with the highest number of appeals submitted to the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2008/09.

Table 43: Top three countries, by gender, with the highest number of appeals allowed by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2008/09.

Table 44: Top three countries, by gender, with the highest number of appeals declined by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2008/09.

Table 45: Breakdown of success rates by gender as a percentage of both successful appeals and total appeals decided in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2008/09.
 
Refugee Status Appeals Authority: Child Applicants
Table 46: Child appellants in the Refugee Status appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 1998/99 financial year.

Table 47: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 1999/2000 financial year.

Table 48: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2000/2001 financial year.

Table 49: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2001/2002 financial year. 

Table 50: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2002/2003 financial year. 

Table 51: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2003/2004 financial year. 

Table 52: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2004/2005 financial year.

Table 53: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2005/2006 financial year.

Table 54: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2006/2007 financial year.

Table 55: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2007/2008 financial year.

Table 56: Child appellants in the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including their nationality, gender and decision outcome in the 2008/2009 financial year.

  Refugee Status Appeals Authority: Article 1F Exclusion
Table 57: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 1998/99 financial year.

Table 58: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 1999/2000 financial year.

Table 59: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2000/2001 financial year.

Table 60: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2001/2002 financial year.

Table 61: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2002/2003 financial year.

Table 62: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2003/2004 financial year.

Table 63: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2004/2005 financial year.

Table 64: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2005/2006 financial year.

Table 65: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2006/2007 financial year.

Table 66: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2007/2008 financial year.

Table 67: Breakdown by nationality of Article 1F exclusion decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2008/2009 financial year.


Judicial Review

Table 68: Analysis of the outcomes of judicial review applications filed in the High Court in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2007/2008.

United Nations Refugee Quota Programme

Table 69: Breakdown by nationality of people granted residence in New Zealand under the United Nations Refugee Quota programme in the financial years from 1979/80 to 1989/90.

Table 70: Breakdown by nationality of people granted residence in New Zealand under the United Nations Refugee Quota Programme in the financial years from 1990/91 to 2008/2009.


Expulsion Statistics

Table 71: The number of people refused entry to New Zealand and turned around at airports in the calendar years from 1991 to 1995 and the financial years from 1996/97 to 2008/09.

Table 72: Breakdown by nationality of people refused entry to New Zealand and turned around at airports in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/09.

Table 73: Three countries with the highest number of nationals refused entry and turned around upon arrival at a New Zealand airport in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/09.

Table 74: The number of removal orders served, and the number of people removed as a result of removal orders executed, including those declined refugee status, and voluntary departures during the calendar years from 1993 to 1995 and the financial years from 1996/97 to 2008/09.

Table 75: Number of officers employed by the New Zealand Immigration Service to enforce border control in the calendar/financial years from 1997 to 2009.

Table 76: Number of overstayers in New Zealand as assessed at given dates in the years 1991 to 2009.

Table 77: Estimated numbers of overstayers by nationality as at 30 April 2009 in descending rank.



 
 Refugee Status Branch: General Statistics

Table 1: The number of people arriving at New Zealand airports and indicating a wish to apply for refugee status (spontaneous refugees) in the calendar years from 1991 to 1996 and the financial years from 1997/1998 to 2008/2009.[1]

Year
Number of Persons
1991
184
1992
215
1993
103
1994
88
1995
175
1996
280
1997/98
299
1998/99
342
1999/2000
292
2000/01
262
2001/02
241
2002/03
249
2003/04
135
2004/05
91
2005/06
84
2006/07
50
2007/08
26
2008/09
23


Table 2: The number of refugee status applications submitted to the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1990/91 to 2008/2009.[2]

Financial Year
Applications 
received by RSB
1990/91
901
1991/92
1124
1992/93
541
1993/94
382
1994/95
641
1995/96
1064
1996/97
1534
1997/98
1784
1998/99
2019
1999/2000 
1409
2000/01
1703
2001/02
1441
2002/03
955
2003/04
713
2004/05
399
2005/06
317
2006/07
244
2007/08
267
2008/09
246


Table 3: The number of refugee status applications determined, and the number of applications and people approved and declined by the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1992/93 to 2008/2009.[3]


 
Decisions made
Applications approved
% Applications Approved
People approved
Applications declined
% Applications Declined
People declined
1992/93
1268
95
7.5%
128
1173
92.5%
1543
1993/94
416
27
6.5%
68
389
93.5%
638
1994/95
284
76
26.8%
134
208
73.2%
293
1995/96
565
87
15.4%
147
478
84.6%
793
1996/97
679
105
15.5%
180
574
84.5%
1060
1997/98
768
134
17.4%
275
634
82.6%
1055
1998/99
1595
234
14.7%
538
1361
85.3%
2182
1999/2000 
1955
310
15.9%
473
1645
84.1%
1967
2000/01
2348
311
13.2%
312
2037
86.8%
2104
2001/02
2608
631
24.2%
650
1977
75.8%
2104
2002/03
1289
247
19.2%
-
1042
80.8%
-
2003/04
801
115
14.4%
-
686
85.6%
-
2004/05
499
81
16.2%
-
418
83.8%
-
2005/06
340
68
20%
-
272
80%
-
2006/07
271
66
24.4%
-
205
75.6%
-
2007/08
275
81
29.5%
-
194
70.5%
-
2008/09
240
72
30%
-
168
70%
-



Table 4: Number of applications lodged with the Refugee Status Branch per client during the period 01 July 1999 to 30 June 2005.


Number of applications lodged per client
 Number of clients
1
5453
2
382
3
87
4
35
5
10
Total
5967



 
 
  Refugee Status Branch: Statistics by Nationality

Table 5: Five countries with the highest number of refugee status applications filed with the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1990/91 to 2008/2009.[4]


Year
1
2
3
4
5
1990/91
India (503)
China (124)
Bangladesh (70)
Iran (46)
Sri Lanka (39)
1991/92
China (481)
India (324)
Iran (108)
Sri Lanka (41)
Peru (24)
1992/93
India (167)
China (158)
Iran (55)
Peru (26)
Bulgaria/ Russia (16)
1993/94
China/ India (91)
-
Iran (38)
Bangladesh (25)
Russia (24)
1994/95
India (206)
Russia (126)
China (37)
Somalia (23)
Sri Lanka (22) 
1995/96
India (252)
China (226)
Russia (154)
Iran (104)
Somalia (34) 
1996/97
China (663)
India (183)
Russia (110)
Iran (87)
Fiji (66)
1997/98
China (363)
South Korea (174)
India (168)
Indonesia (120)
Vietnam (100)
1998/99
Indonesia (504)
Thailand (221)
China (217)
India (151)
Sri Lanka (115)
1999/2000
Thailand (200)
India (140)
Czech Rep (124)
Sri Lanka (119)
Iran (112)
2000/01
Thailand (455)
Iran (138)
Sri Lanka (126)
Czech Rep (123)
Zimbabwe (95)
2001/02
Thailand (427)
Afghanistan (137)
Iran (104)
India (85)
Zimbabwe (75)
2002/03
Thailand (219)
Iran (148)
India (106)
Zimbabwe (101)
Hungary (81)
2003/04
Iran (106)
India (95)
Thailand (67)
China (62)
Bangladesh (36)
2004/05
Iran (66)
China (30)
India (30)
Chile (23)
Czech Republic (23)
2005/06
Iran (31)
Iraq (28)
Bangladesh (23)
India (20)
Czech Republic (20)
2006/07
China (38)
Iran (32)
Iraq (28)
Sri Lanka (19)
Bangladesh (17)
2007/08
Iraq (46)
Sri Lanka (36)  Iran (22)
China (16)
Malaysia (11)
2008/09
Iran (28)
Fiji (23)
Sri Lanka (23)
China (22)
Iraq (16)


Table 6: Five countries with the highest number of refugee status applications approved by the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1992/93 to 2008/2009.


Year
1
2
3
4
5
1992/93
China (31)
Iran (20)
Sri Lanka (6)
India (5)
Philippines (3) 
1993/94
Iran (5)
Ghana/ Somalia (3)
-
Afghanistan (4)
Bangladesh/India/ Zaire (2)
1994/95
Somalia (10)
Sri Lanka/ Iran (9)
-
Philippines/ Afghanistan (5)
-
1995/96
Iran (15)
India (11)
Afghanistan (7)
Somalia (6)
Ghana/Nigeria/ Rwanda (5)
1996/97
Iran (22)
Somalia (14)
Iraq (8)
India/Libya (6)
-
1997/98
Iran/ Sri Lanka (28)
-
Ethiopia (11)
Iraq/Somalia (10)
-
1998/99
Sri Lanka (48)
Afghanistan (39)
Iran (31)
Somalia (22)
India (11)
1999/2000
Sri Lanka (85)
Iran (67)
Afghanistan (67)
Somalia (25)
Iraq (10)
2000/01
Sri Lanka (87)
Iran (85)
China (25)
Iraq (24)
Kuwait (13)
2001/02
Afghanistan (157)
Iran (152)
Sri Lanka (83)
Iraq (73)
Kuwait (31)
2002/03
Iran (88)
Zimbabwe (33)
Sri Lanka (23)
Iraq (22)
Somalia (17)
2003/04
Iran (39)
Zimbabwe (24)
Somalia (9)
Syria (7)
Libya (6)
2004/05
Iran (22)
Myanmar (9)
Iraq (9)
Syria (8)
Jordan (6)
2005/06
Iraq (18)
Iran (11)
Myanmar (6)
Zimbabwe (6)
China/Egypt (4)
2006/07
Iraq (23)
China (19)
Sri Lanka (6)
Iran (6)
Myanmar (4)
2007/08
Iraq (35)
China (11)
Sri Lanka (11)
Zimbabwe (6)
Myanmar (4)
2008/09
Iraq (21)
China (12)
Sri Lanka (9)
Iran (6) Afghanistan (3)

 


Table 7: Five countries with the highest number of refugee status applications declined by the Refugee Status Branch during the financial years from 1992/93 to 2008/2009.


Year
1
2
3
4
5
1992/93
China (464)
India (442)
Iran (87)
Sri Lanka (35)
Philippines (21)
1993/94
China (112)
India (88)
Iran (39)
Philippines (16)
Bangladesh/Bulgaria (15)
1994/95
India (57)
China (59)
Rwanda (18)
 Bangladesh (13)
Philippines (10)
1995/96
India (252)
Rwanda (61)
China (28)
Iran (26)
Philippines (15)
1996/97
China (155)
India (130)
Fiji (42)
Rwanda (41)
Iran (34)
1997/98
China (121)
Fiji (109)
India (103)
South Korea (53)
Iran (33)
1998/99
China (318)
South Korea (142)
Indonesia (118)
Thailand (110)
Vietnam (96)
1999/2000
China (422)
Indonesia (349)
India (127)
Malaysia (105)
Thailand (63)
2000/01
Thailand (475)
China (196)
India (121)
Indonesia (93)
Malaysia (56)
2001/02
Thailand (408)
India (197)
China (136)
Czech Rep (135)
Sri Lanka (93)
2002/03
Thailand (218)
India (106)
Hungary (81)
Zimbabwe (68)
Iran (60)
2003/04
India (85)
Thailand (83)
Iran (75)
China (52)
Bangladesh (35)
2004/05
Iran (75)
India (66)
China (38)
Chile (25)
Bangladesh (21)
2005/06
Czech Republic (27)
Iran (25)
Bangladesh (25)
Nepal (17)
Fiji (16)
2006/07
Iran (26)
Sri Lanka (20)
China (17)
India (13)
Pakistan (12)
2007/08
Sri Lanka (23)
Iran (19)
China (15)
Fiji (11)
Malaysia (11)
2008/09
Iran (20)
Fiji (15)
India (14)
Czech Republic/
Sri Lanka (10)
China/Malaysia (9)


 
Refugee Status Branch: Statistics by Gender
Table 8: Breakdown by gender of the applications received by the Refugee Status Branch  in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.
 

1997/98 (%) 
1998/99 (%) 
1999/2000 (%) 
2000/01 (%)
2001/02
(%)
2002/03 (%)
2003/04 (%)
2004/05 (%)
2005/06 (%)
2006/07 (%)
2007/08 (%)
2008/09 (%)
Male
1305 (73.2%)
1393 (69%)
955 (67.8%)
1079 (62.7%)
948 (65%)
637 (66.8%)
498 (69.7%)
334 (66.9%)
227 (66.8%)
163 (66.8%)
145 (61.2%)
167 (67.9%)
Female
458 (25.7%)
623 (30.8%)
449 (31.9%)
638 (37.1%)
507 (35%)
316 (33.2%)
216 (30.3%)
165 (33.1%)
113 (33.2%)
81 (33.2%)
92 (38.8%)
79 (32.1%)
Unknown
20 (1%)
4 (0.2%)
4 (0.3%)
2 (.2%)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
1783 (100%)
2020 (100%)
1408 (100%)
1719 (100%)
1455 (100%)
953 (100%)
714 (100%)
499 (100%)
340
(100%)
244 (100%)
237 (100%)
246  (100%)


Table 9: Breakdown by gender of the applications approved by the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.



1997/98 (%) 
1998/99 (%) 
1999/2000 (%) 
2000/01 (%)
2001/02 (%)
2002/03 (%)
2003/04 (%)
2004/05 (%)
2005/06 (%)
2006/07 (%)
2007/08 (%)
2008/09 (%)
Male
106 (79.1%)
184 (78.6%)
281 (90.7%)
244 (78.2%)
459 (73.2%)
165 (66.8%)
63 (54.8%)
47 (58%)
42 (61.8%)
38 (57.6%)
43 (53%)
43 (59.7%)
Female
27 (20.2%)
50 (21.4%)
28 (9%)
68 (21.8%)
168 (26.8%)
82 (33.2%)
52 (45.2%)
34 (42%)
26 (38.2%)
28 (42.4%)
38 (47%)
29 (40.3%)
Unknown
1 (0.7%)
0 (0%)
1 (0.3%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Total
134 (100%)
234 (100%)
310  (100%)
312  (100%)
627 (100%)
247 (100%)
115 (100%)
81 (100%)
68 (100%)
66 (100%)
81 (100%)
72 (100%)

 


Table 10: Breakdown by gender of the applications declined by the Refugee Status Branch  in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.
 
 
1997/98(%)
1998/99(%) 
1999/2000(%) 
2000/01 (%)
2001/02 (%)
2002/03 (%)
2003/04 (%)
2004/05 (%)
2005/06 (%)
2006/07 (%)
2007/08 (%)
2008/09 (%)
Male
423(72.3%)
864(69.8%)
971(65.7%)
1338 (63%)
1381(66.7%)
702 (68.8%)
492 (63.2%)
287 (68.7%)
185 (68%)
138 (70%)
122 (65.6%)
114 (67.9%)
Female
151(25.8%)
364(29.4%)
501(33.9%)
781(36.7%)
688 (33.3%)
318 (31.2%)
287 (36.8%)
131 (31.3%)
87
(32%)
59 (30%)
64 (34.4%)
54 (32.1%)
Unknown
11(1.9%)
10(0.8%)
6(0.4%)
7 (.3%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Total
585(100%)
1238(100%)
1478(100%)
2126(100%)
2069(100%)
1020 (100%)
779 (100%)
418 (100%)
272 (100%)
197 (100%)
186 (100%)
168 (100%)

Table 11: Breakdown of success rate by gender as a percentage of both successful applications and total applications decided by the Refugee Status Branch in the financial years from 1997/98 to 2008/2009.[5]


 
1997/98
1998/99
1999/2000
2000/01
2001/02
2002/03
2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
2006/07
2007/08
2008/09
Total applications decided
719
1472
1788
2342
2694
1267
802
499
340
271
275
240
No of successful male applications
106
184
281
244
459
165
63
47
42
38
43
43
No of successful female applications
27
50
28
68
168
82
52
34
26
28
38
29
Total successful applications
134
234
310
312
627
247
115
81
68
66
81
72
Male success rate as a %
of total successful applications
79.1%
78.6%
90.6%
78.2%
73.2%
66.8%
54.8%
58%
61.8%
57.6%
53%
59.7%
Female success rate as a %
of total successful applications
20.1%
21.4%
9%
21.8%
26.8%
33.2%
45.2%
42%
38.2%
42.4%
47%
40.3%
Success of male applicants
as a % of total applications
14.8%
12.5%
15.7%
10.4%
17%
13%
7.8%
9.4%
12.4%
14%
15.6%
17.9%
Success of female applicants
as a % of total applications
3.8%
3.4%
1.6%
2.9%
6.2%
6.5%
6.4%
6.8%
7.6%
10.3%
13.8%
12.1%
Total success rate
18.6%
15.9%
17.3%
13.3%
23.3%
19.5%
14.3%
16.2%
20%
24.3%
29.4%
30%



  Refugee Status Appeals Authority: General Statistics 

Table 12: The number of appeals received, withdrawn, heard, published and finalised by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, including the number of outstanding appeals, in the financial years 1991/92 to 2009/10.[6]
 

Appeals received 
Appeals withdrawn/ OOT*
Appeals heard
Appeals published
Appeals finalised
Appeals outstanding**
June-1991      
18
0
7
0
0
18
1991/92
376
15
102
57
72
322
1992/93
1339
72
313
166
238
1423
1993/94
524
110
551
409
519
1428
1994/95
179
416
525
509
925
670
1995/96
354
14
165
125
139
215
1996/97
458
60
421
409
469
238
1997/98
417
32
371
426
458
185
1998/99
582
25
459
405
430
333
1999/2000
574
70
494
517
587
317
2000/01
640
76
634
642
718
236
2001/02
1277
106
651
637
743
770
2002/03
670
129
623
570
699
741
2003/04
550
98
561
569
667
624
2004/05
360
71
578
570
641
344
2005/06
245
40
308
395
435
165
2006/07
171
35
207
191
226
110
2007/08
177
24
155
176
200
87
2008/09
121
14
120
128
142
66
2009/10
138
9
131
88
97
107
Total to date
9154
1406
7353
6983
8389
107
 
Key
* Appeals lodged out of time. 
 ** Includes both appeals not yet heard and those not yet published.


Table 13: The number and percentage of refugee status appeal applications declined and allowed by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1991/92 to 2009/10.[7]
 
 
Total number of decisions
Number allowed
Percentage allowed
Number dismissed
Percentage dismissed
1991/92
57
17
29.8%
40
70.2%
1992/93
166
28
16.8%
138
83.2%
1993/94
409
109
26.7%
300
73.3%
1994/95
509
250
49.1%
259
50.9%
1995/96
125
24
19.2%
101
80.8%
1996/97
409
37
9%
372
91%
1997/98
426
31
 7.3%
395
92.7%
1998/99
405
42
10.4%
363
89.6%
1999/2000
517
74
14.3%
443
85.7%
2000/01
640
52
8%
588
92%
2001/02
637
51
8%
586
92%
2002/03
570
64
11.2%
506
88.8%
2003/04
565
88
15.6%
477
84.4%
2004/05
569
143
25.1%
426
74.9%
2005/06
294
62
21.1% 232
78.9%
2006/07
190
53
27.9%
137
72.1%
2007/08
176
46
26.1%
130
73.9%
2008/09
125
50
40%
75
60%
2009/10
69
25
36.2%
44
63.8%
Total No/ average %
6858
1246
18%
5612
82%


Table 14: Breakdown of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority into categories of standard claims, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded claims, second and third appeals, cancelled and not cancelled appeals for the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.[8]
 
 
1998/99
1999/2000
2000/01
2001/02
2002/03 2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
2006/07
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10
Total number of decisions
344
514
640
637
570
565
569
294
190
176
125
69
Standard claims
193
436
402
267
309
417
428
219
131
105
63
52
Non-appearance
34
33
56
30
26
20
45
18
3
5
4

Manifestly unfounded 
95
33
167
306
187
113
60
25
7
9
6
5
Second Appeals
16
10
14
32
44
15
34
32
27
35
32
10
Third Appeals
6
2
1
2
4
0
2
0
0
0


Cancelled Appeals
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18
13
7

Not Cancelled Appeals
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
9
13
2

 
 
  Refugee Status Appeals Authority: Statistics by Nationality

Table 15: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions
allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 1998/99 financial year.[9]

 
 
Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly unfounded
Second appeal
Third appeal
Algeria
5
3
2
0
0
 0 
0
Bangladesh
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Bulgaria
3
0
3
0
0
0
0
Cambodia
3
0
3
1
0
0
0
Czech Rep.
4
0
4
0
1
0
0
China
86
5
81
8
22
0
Ethiopia
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Fiji
25
0
25
1
24
1
0
Ghana
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
Hong Kong
4
0
4
0
3
0
0
India
48
7
41
2
8
6
4
Indonesia
 15
0
15
0
4
0
0
Iran
29
12
17
0
0
2
1
Japan
4
0
4
0
4
0
0
Kazakhstan
7
0
7
0
0
0
0
Liberia
4
0
4
3
0
0
0
Malaysia
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
Morocco
2
0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Nepal
1
0
1
 0
1
1
 0
Nigeria
5
 0
5
 0
1
1
 0
Pakistan
2
 0
1
1
1
 0
Peru
3
0
3
 0
 0
1
 0
Poland
1
0
1
 0
 0
1
 0
Romania
 1
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
Russian Fed.
 16
5
 11
 0
2
 1
 0
Somalia
 3
2
1
1
 0
 0
 0
South Africa
2
 0
 2
 0
 0
 0
 0
South Korea
39
0
39
7
16
 0
 0
Sri Lanka
4
0
4
0
 0
 0
 0
Taiwan
4
0
4
2
2
 0
 0
Thailand
3
0
2
 0
 0
Tonga
2
 0
 0
Ukraine
3
2
0
 0
 1
Vietnam
 11
10 
6
 0
0
Total
344
37
307
34
95
16
6


Table 16: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 1999/2000 financial year.[10]
 
 
Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly unfounded
Second appeal
Third appeal
Afghanistan
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
Algeria
4
2
0
0
0
0
Bangladesh
5
0
5
0
0
0
0
China
85
80
15 
2
3
0
Colombia
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Congo
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Czech Republic
6
6
0
0
0
0
0
Ethiopia
4
2
0
0
 
0
Egypt
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
Fiji
13
0
13 
0
7
0
0
Ghana
5
0
0
0
0
0
India
78
9
69 
2
3
2
Indonesia
99
 0
99 
7
0
0
Iran
52
27
25 
1
0
0
0
Iraq
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
Kazakhstan
3
0
0
0
 0
0
Kuwait
1
1
0
0
0
 0
0
Liberia
9
0
1
0
 0
0
Libya
1
0
1
0
0
 0
0
Malaysia
5
0
5
0
3
 0
0
Morocco
4
1
3
0
0
 0
0
Myanmar
2
0
2
0
0
 0
0
Nigeria
4
 0
1
 0
 0
 0
Pakistan
4
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Peru
4
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Philippines
1
 0
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
Poland
1
 0
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
Russian Federation
13
 0
13 
 0
5
1
 0
Rwanda
2
 0
2
 0
 0
 0
 0
Somalia
5
1
 0
 0
 0
South Africa
3
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
South Korea
8
 0
 0
1
 0
 0
Sri Lanka
18
10
 0
1
 2
 0
Sudan
1
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Syria
2
1
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
Tajikistan
1
 0
1
 0
 0
0
 0
Thailand
24
 0
24
3
6
 0
 0
Togo
2
1
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
Tonga
2
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Turkey
1
 0
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
Ukraine
16
 0
16
 0
4
 0
 0
United States
1
 0
1
1
 0
 0
 0
Vietnam
15
 0
15
1
2
 0
0
Yemen
1
 0
1
 0
0
1
0
Total
514
76
438
26
33
10
2

Table 17: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2000/2001 financial year.[11]

 
 
Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly unfounded
Second appeal
Third appeal
With- drawal
Afghanistan
3
 0
3
0
0
0
 0
 0
Albania
1
1
0
0
0
0
 0
 0
Algeria
2
1
1
0
0
0
 0
 0
Bangladesh
11
0
11
2
0
1
0
 1
Burundi
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
 0
Cambodia
2
0
2
0
2
0
0
 0
Chile
4
0
4
0
4
0
0
 0
China
157
12
145
17
11
3
0
 1
Congo
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
 0
Czech Republic
4
0
4
0
0
0
0
 1
Egypt
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
 0
Ethiopia
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
 0
Fiji
13
0
13
0
1
0
0
 0
India
76
1
75
4
1
2
0
 0
Indonesia
110
0
110
0
46
2
0
 1
Iran
26
15
11
0
0
2
0
 0
Iraq
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
 0
Kazakhstan
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
 0
Laos
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
 0
Liberia
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
 0
Macedonia
3
0
3
0
3
0
0
 0
Malaysia
30
0
30
0
22
0
1
 1
Morocco
3
2
1
0
 0
0
 0
 0
Myanmar
2
 1
1
0
 0
1
 0
 0
Nepal
1
 1
0
0
 0
0
 0
 0
Nigeria
5
1
4
0
 0
0
 0
 0
Pakistan
9
1
8
2
 0
1
 0
 1
Romania
1
 0
1
0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Russian Federation
2
 0
2
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Sierra Leone
3
 0
3
1
 0
0
 0
 0
Singapore
1
 0
1
 0
 1
 0
 0
 0
Somalia
3
1
2
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
South Africa
2
 0
2
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Sri Lanka
22
 6
16
2
 0
 0
 0
 0
Thailand
81
 0
81
 25
46
 0
 0
 0
Tonga
4
 0
4
 0
4
 0
 0
 0
Tunisia
1
 1
0
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Turkey
2
 1
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Tuvalu
16
 0
16
 0
16
 0
 0
 0
Ukraine
4
 0
4
 0
 1
1
 0
 0
Vietnam
23
3
20
 3
 4
 0
 0
 0
Zambia
1
 0
1
 0
 0
 0
 0
 0
Undisclosed
3
1
2
 0
0
 1
0
 0
Total
640
52
588
56
162
14
1
 6

Table 18: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2001/2002 financial year.

 
Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly
unfounded
Second appeal
Third appeal
Afghanistan
1
 
1
       
Albania
3
3
         
Algeria
10
1
9
       
Bangladesh
11
 
11
       
Bolivia
4
 1
3
       
Cambodia
8
 
8
       
Chile
4
 
4
       
China
43
 4
39
 5
 1
 2
 
Colombia
1
 
1
       
Czech Republic
28
 7
21
 4
     
Fiji
21
 
21
 
 8
   
Ghana
1
 
1
       
India
78
3
75
 10
 1
3
 
Indonesia
11
 
11
 
6
 1
 
Iran
19
8
11
 
 
 2
 
Iraq
3
 1
2
       
Jordan
1
 
1
       
Kenya
1
 
1
       
Liberia
4
1
3
       
Libya
1
1
         
Lithuania
2
 
2
 
1
   
Malaysia
4
 
4
       
Mali
1
 
1
       
Moldova
1
 
1
       
Nigeria
11
 
11
1
     
Pakistan
6
 2
4
 2
     
Philippines
18
 
18
 
11
   
Poland
3
 
3
       
Russian Federation
2
 1
1
       
Sierra Leone
6
 4
2
       
Slovak Republic
1
 
1
       
Solomon Islands
1
 
1
       
Somalia
1
 
1
1
     
South Africa
2
 
2
 
  1
   
Sri Lanka
16
 5
11
       
Tanzania
1
 
1
       
Thailand
284
 
284
7
273
 24
 2
Turkey
4
4
         
Vietnam
9
 
9
 
4
   
Yemen
1
 
1
       
Yugoslavia
4
 
 4
       
Zimbabwe
6
5
 1
       
Total
637
51
586
 30
 306
 32
 2


Table 19: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2002/2003 financial year.

 
Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly
unfounded
Second appeal
Third appeal
Afghanistan
8
 
8
 2
     
Albania
1
 
1




Algeria
9
 3
6
1



Azerbaijan
1

1




Bangladesh
22
 1
21
1



Bolivia
1
 
1
       
Bulgaria
1

1




Burma
1

1




Chile
14
 
14
 
8
   
China
34
4
30
 
3
1 
 
Colombia
2
2





Congo
7
1
6
3



Czech Republic
36
5
31
 
 3
   
Dominica
2
2





Egypt
2

2




Eritrea
1
 
1
       
Ethiopia
3
1
2




Fiji
13
 
13
 
 11
   
Ghana
1
 
1
       
Hungary
3

3




India
74
 2
72
 8
2 
   
Indonesia
9
 
9
 
6
 
 
Iran
50
23
 27
       
Iraq
5
3
2




Israel
1
 
1




Jordan
1

1




Kuwait
2
 1
1




Latvia
1

1




Lithuania
1
 
1
 
1


Macedonia
1
 
1
 
1


Malaysia
16
 
16
 1
13
2

Morocco
4
 1
3
       
Nepal
2
 
2
       
Nigeria
9
 
9
     1  
Pakistan
13
4
9
1



Peru
1

1




PNG
1
 
1
       
Russia
1

1




Rwanda
1
 
1
       
Sierra Leone
1
 
1
1



Somalia
2
2





South Africa
7
 
7

1


Sri Lanka
39
 3
36
 2
2
 3
 
Sudan
1

1




Syria
2
2





Thailand
144
 
144
 6
135
 37
 4
Tunisia
1
1
         
Turkey
1
 



Uganda
1
 
1
       
Ukraine
2
 
2




Vietnam
6
 1
5
       
Yugoslavia
3
 
3

1


Zimbabwe
5
1
4




Total
570
64
506
 26
 187
 44
 4




Table 20: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded and second appeals in the 2003/2004 financial year.


 
Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly
unfounded
Second appeal
Afghanistan
4

4



Albania
3
 
3
 
   
Algeria
5
3
2



Argentina
1

1



Azerbaijan
1

1



Bangladesh
14

14



Brazil
4

4

3

Bulgaria
2

2



Cambodia
2

2

1

Chile
11

11

1

China
30
1
29
 3
13
1
Colombia
3
2
1



Congo (DRC)
7
2 5



Cuba
2
2




Czech Republic
32
13 19



Ecuador
4

4



Egypt 6
1 5      
Eritrea
4
1
3



Ethiopia
2
1
1


Fiji

 6
3

Ghana
2

2



Guinea
1
1




Hungary
18
1 17
2


India
60
 
60
10 4  
Indonesia
4

4

2

Iran
64
 24
40
1

3
Iraq
22
5
17



Israel
4

4

3

Kuwait
2

2



Kyrgyzstan
1
1




Latvia
2

2



Lebanon
3

3



Liberia
1
 
1
     
Malaysia
20

20

16
3
Morocco
1

1


1
Myanmar
5
3
2



Nepal
12
2
10



Nigeria
12
 
12
1


Pakistan
18

18
1

Papua New Guinea
1

1



Peru
4

4



Saudi Arabia
1

1



Sierra Leone
3

3



Singapore
1

1

1

Solomon Islands
3

3



Somalia
1
1




South Africa
6
3
3



Sri Lanka
38
1 37



Stateless
1

1



Sudan
2
2




Syria
2
2




Thailand
70

70
2
65
7
Turkey
9
1
8



Ukraine
1
1




Vietnam
4

4



Western Samoa
1

1

1

Zimbabwe
22
14
8



Total
565
88
477
 20
 113
15





Table 21: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2004/2005 financial year.


 
Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly
unfounded
Second
appeal
Third
appeal
Afghanistan
2

2




Albania
11

11

4


Algeria
7
4
3




Armenia
1

1




Bangladesh
30
 
30
   1  
Bolivia
2

2




Brazil
4

4
1



Bulgaria
3
1
2




Burma (Myanmar)
1

1




Cambodia
3
2
1




Chile
35
1
34




China
32
10
22
9
8
7
1
Colombia
4
3
1




Czech Republic
37
21
16

2


DRC
5
4
1




Egypt
2
1
1




Ethiopia
4

4


1

Fiji
7

7

7


Ghana
1

1




Hungary
10

10
1



India
67
1
66
21
4
4

Iran
75
42
33


5
1
Iraq
29
13
16
1

1

Israel
2

2

2


Jordan
15
2
13




Kuwait
3
1
2
1



Kyrgyzstan
3
3





Laos
1

1

1


Lebanon
2
1
1




Lithuania
1

1




Malaysia
9

9
1
7


Mongolia
2
1
1




Morocco
1

1




Nepal
5
2
3

3
3

Nigeria
8

8




Pakistan
11
1
10
1

1

Palestine
3
1
2




Peru
5

5




Russia
9

9
1



Serbia & Montenegro
2
1
1




Sierra Leone
1

1




Somalia
2
2





South Africa
8

8




Sri Lanka
33
6
27
3



Stateless
4
3
1




Sudan
2
1
1




Syria
7
2
5




Thailand
21

21

20
11

Turkey
6
3
3




United Kingdom
1

1




Vietnam
13
1
12

2


Zimbabwe
17
9
8




Total
569
143
426
45
60
34
2




Table 22: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of decisions allowed, dismissed, non-appearance, manifestly unfounded, second appeals and third appeals in the 2005/2006 financial year.



Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Non
-appearance
Manifestly
unfounded
Second
appeal
Third
appeal
Angola
1
1





Afghanistan
1

1




Bangladesh
17

17
1
2
4

Belarus
1
1





Chile
13

13

1


China
8
3
5
1
1
1

Colombia
2

2




Czech Republic
5

5




DRC
4

4


1

Ethiopia
2

2




Fiji
2

2

2


Georgia
1
1





Hungary
2

2




India
51
1
50
8
5
10

Iran
36
13
23


7

Iraq
8
4
4




Israel
4
1
3

2


Jordan
8
6
2




Laos
2

2

1
1

Lebanon
2
2





Malaysia
7
2
5

5
5

Myanmar 5
1
4




Nepal
12
2
10
3

1

Nigeria
6

6




Pakistan
13
3
10
4



Palestine
1

1




Peru
1

1




Poland
1

1




Romania
1

1

1


Russia
4

4

2


Serbia & Montenegro
6
4
2




Somalia
3
2
1




South Africa
4

4




Sri Lanka
27
2
25

1
1

Stateless
2
1
1




Sudan
9
1
8




Syria
4
1
3




Thailand
1

1

1
1

Turkey
1
1





Uganda
1

1




Uzbekistan
1

1




Vietnam
3

3

1


Zimbabwe
9
8
1




Undisclosed
2
1
1




Total
294
62
232
17
25
32




Table 23: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of
decisions allowed, dismissed, cancelled and not cancelled, manifestly unfounded,
non-appearance and second appeals
in the 2006/2007 financial year
.



Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Cancelled
Not
Cancelled
Manifestly
unfounded
Non
appearance
Second
appeal
Afghanistan
1



1


Algeria
1

1





Bahrain
1
1






Bangladesh
12

12


4

6
Bulgaria
4
4






Brazil
1
1






China
1
1





1
Czech Republic 5
2
3



1
1
DRC
1

1





Egypt
1

1





Eritrea
1
1






Fiji
9

9


3


India
8
1
4
2
1



Iran
46
5
25
14
2

2
6
Iraq
8
8





1
Israel
5
2
3





Jordan
4

4




2
Kosovo
1

1





Kuwait
1

1





Kyrgyzstan
4
4






Malaysia
2

2





Nepal
6
3
3





Netherlands/Somalia
1


1




Nigeria
1

1





Pakistan
7
4
3




5
Romania
1

1





Saudi Arabia
1


1




Sierra Leone
2

2





Slovakia
10
5
5





Sri Lanka
22
3
19




4
Stateless
1

1





Sudan
2
2






Syria
8
1
7




1
Vietnam
6

6





Undisclosed
1
1






Zimbabwe/South Africa
1

1





Zimbabwe
3

3





Total
190
49
119
18
4
7
3
27



Table 24: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of
decisions allowed, dismissed, cancelled and not cancelled, manifestly unfounded, non-appearance and second appeals
in the 2007/2008 financial year.


Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Cancelled
Not
Cancelled
Manifestly
unfounded
Non
appearance
Second
appeal
Afghanistan
2



2



Algeria
2
1
1




2
Bangladesh
13
2
11


1
2
5
Boliva
1

1





Cambodia
1

1




1
Chad
6

6





China
14
8
6





Czech Republic
5

5





DRC
1

1





Ethiopia
2

2





Fiji
9

9


4

4
Hungary
4

4





India
6
1
5




5
Iran
38
9
15
9
5
1

5
Iraq
5
4

1




Israel
1

1





Malaysia
2

2


2
1
1
Mali
2
2






Nepal
3

3




2
Nigeria
3
1
2





Pakistan
1


1




Peru
1

1





Poland
2

2





Romania
1

1





Russian Federation
3

2
1




Slovakia
1

1





Somalia
8
1
6
1


2

South Africa
4

4





Sri Lanka
22
4
18




9
Stateless
3

3


1

1
Sudan
2
2






Syria
4
1
1

2



Zimbabwe
4
1
3





Total
176
37
117
13
9
9
5
35




Table 25: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of
decisions allowed, dismissed, cancelled and not cancelled, manifestly unfounded, non-appearance and second appeals
in the 2008/2009 financial year.


Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Cancelled
Not
Cancelled
Manifestly
unfounded
Non
appearance
Second
appeal
Afghanistan
3
2
1





Angola
1

1





Bangladesh
3
2
1



1
2
Bolivia
4

4





Chad
2

2


1

2
China
7
3
4


2

3
Colombia
1
1






Czech Republic
5
1
4




3
Democratic Republic of Congo
1

1





Egypt
6
1
5




1
Estonia
2

2





Fiji
1

1


1
1

Hungary
1

1





India
3

3



1
2
Indonesia
1

1





Iran
33
9
8
6
10


5
Iraq
2
1

1



1
Israel
1

1





Kenya
1
1






Malaysia
3

3


1


Myanmar
4
2
2




1
Nepal
5

5





Nigeria
4

4




4
Pakistan
1

1





Poland
1

1


1


Russian Federation
2

1

1

1

Saudi Arabia
2
2






Slovakia
3

3




3
Somalia
3
1
2




1
Sri Lanka
11
7
4




3
Stateless/Israel
1
1






Sudan
1



1



Syria
1
1






Turkey
3
1
1

1


1
Ukraine
1

1





Zimbabwe
1
1






Total
125
37
68
7
13
6
4
32




Table 26: The number of decisions published by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority by nationality, including the number of
decisions allowed, dismissed, cancelled and not cancelled, manifestly unfounded, non-appearance and second appeals
in the 2009/2010 financial year.[12]


Number
Allowed
Dismissed
Cancelled
Not
Cancelled
Manifestly
Unfounded
Non
Appearance
Second
Appeal
Afghanistan
1
1






African country
3
1
1

1



Algeria
1

1





Bangladesh
2

2




1
Brazil
1

1





Burma (Myanmar)
1
1






China
1

1





Colombia
1

1





DRC
4
3
1




1
Ethiopia
3
2
1




2
Fiji
6
1
5





Ghana
1

1





India
7

7





Iran
11
8
3

1


2
Iraq
2
1
1





Israel
2

2


2


Malaysia
2

2


2


Nigeria
2

2




1
Pakistan
4

4




1
Saudi Arabia
2
2






Singapore
1

1


1


Somalia
3
2
1





Sri Lanka
5
1
4





Sudan
1
1





1
Syria
1

1




1
Uganda
1

1





Total
69
24
44

2
5

10



Table 27: Top three countries with the highest number of appeals submitted to the Refugee Status Appeals Authority
in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.[13]

 
 
1
2
3
1998/99
China (86) 
India (48)
South Korea (39)
1999/2000
Indonesia (100)
China (85)
India (78)
2000/01
China (157)
Indonesia (110)
Thailand (81)
2001/02
Thailand (284)
India (78)
China (43)
2002/03
Thailand (144)
India (74)
Iran (50)
2003/04
Thailand (70)
Iran (64)
India (60)
2004/05
Iran (75)
India (67)
Czech Republic (37)
2005/06
India (51)
Iran (36)
Sri Lanka (27)
2006/07
Iran (46)
Sri Lanka (22)
Bangladesh (12)
2007/08
Iran (38)
Sri Lanka (22) China (14)
2008/09
Iran (33)
Sri Lanka (11)
China (7)
2009/10
Iran (11)
India (7)
Fiji (6)

Table 28: Top three countries with the highest number of appeals allowed by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority
in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.[14]

 
 
1
2
3
1998/99
Iran (12)
China/Russian Fed (5)
-
1999/2000
Iran (27)
Sri Lanka (10)
India (9)
2000/01
Iran (15)
China (12)
Sri Lanka (6)
2001/02
Iran (8)
Czech Republic (7)
Sri Lanka/ Zimbabwe (5)
2002/03
Iran (23)
Czech Republic (5)
China/Pakistan (4)
2003/04
Iran (24)
Zimbabwe (14)
Czech Republic (13)
2004/05
Iran (42)
Czech Republic (21)
Iraq (13)
2005/06
Iran (13)
Zimbabwe (8)
Jordan (6)
2006/07
Iraq (8)
Iran/Slovakia (5)
Bulgaria/Kyrgyzstan/Pakistan (4)
2007/08
Iran (14)
China (8)
Iraq/Sri Lanka (4)
2008/09
Iran (9)
Sri Lanka (7)
China (3)
2009/10
Iran (8)
DRC (3)
-

Table 29: Top three countries with the highest number of appeals dismissed by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority
in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.[15]

 
 
1
2
3
1998/99
China (81)
India (41)
South Korea (39)
1999/2000
Indonesia (100)
China (80)
India (69)
2000/01
China (145)
Indonesia (110)
Thailand (81)
2001/02
Thailand (284)
India (75)
China (39)
2002/03
Thailand (144)
India (72)
Sri Lanka (36)
2003/04
Thailand (70)
India (60)
Iran (40)
2004/05
India (66) Chile (34)
Iran (33)
2005/06
India (50)
Sri Lanka (25)
Iran (23)
2006/07
Iran (39)
Sri Lanka (19)
Bangladesh (12)
2007/08
Iran (24)
Sri Lanka (18)
Bangladesh (11)
2008/09
Iran (8)
Egypt/Nepal (5) -
2001/10
India (7)
Fiji (5) Pakistan/Sri Lanka (4)

Table 30: Top three countries with the highest number of manifestly unfounded appeals determined by the
Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the financial years from 1998/99 to 2009/10.[16]

 
 
1
2
3
1998/99
Fiji (24)
China (22)
South Korea (16)
1999/2000
Fiji (7)
Thailand (6)
Russian Federation (5)
2000/01
Indonesia/Thailand (46)
-
Malaysia (22)
2001/02
Thailand (273)
Philippines (11)
Fiji (8)
2002/03
Thailand (135)
Malaysia (13) Fiji (11)
2003/04
Thailand (65)
Malaysia (16)
China (13)
2004/05
Thailand (20)
China (8)
Fiji/Malaysia (7)
2005/06
India/Malaysia (5)
-
Bangladesh/Fiji/Israel/Russia (2)
2006/07
Bangladesh (4)
Fiji (3)
-
2007/08
Fiji (4)
Malaysia (2)
Bangladesh/Iran/Stateless (1)
2008/09
China (2)
Chad/Fiji/Malaysia/Poland (1) -
2009/10
Israel/Malaysia (2)
-
-


 
  Refugee Status Appeals Authority: Statistics by Gender 

Table 31: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed
and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 1998/99 financial year.

 
Country
Total: Male
Total: Female
Allowed: Male
Allowed: Female
Dismissed: Male
Dismissed: Female
Algeria
6
0
3
0
3
0
Bangladesh
4
0
1
0
3
0
Bulgaria
3
0
0
0
3
0
Cambodia
2
1
0
0
2
1
China
76
25
4
2
72
23
Czech Republic
4
1
0
0
4
1
Ethiopia
2
0
1
0
1
0
Fiji
21
10
0
0
21
10
Ghana
2
0
0
0
2
0
Hong Kong
2
2
0
0
2
2
India
61
1
9
0
52
1
Indonesia
13
2
0
0
132
2
Iran
21
6
9
3
12
3
Iraq
1
0
1
0
0
0
Japan
1
3
0
0
1
3
Kazakhstan
5
2
0
0
5
2
Liberia
4
0
0
0
4
0
Malaysia
1
2
0
0
1
2
Morocco
2
0
0
0
2
0
Nepal
4
0
0
0
4
0
Nigeria
7
0
0
0
7
0
Pakistan
3
0
0
0
3
0
Poland
2
0
0
0
2
0
Peru
3
1
0
0
3
1
Romania
1
0
0
0
1
0
Russian Federation
12
3
4
3
8
0
Sierra Leone
1
0
0
0
1
0
Somalia
3
0
2
0
1
0
South Africa
2
0
0
0
2
0
South Korea
19
24
0
0
19
24
Sri Lanka
6
0
0
0
6
0
Taiwan
1
2
0
0
1
2
Thailand
3
3
0
0
3
3
Tonga
1
1
0
0
1
1
Ukraine
3
0
1
0
2
0
Vietnam
12
0
1
0
11
0
Yemen
1
0
0
0
1
0
Unknown
1
0
0
1
0
0
Total
315
90
36
9
279
81

Table 32: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed
and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 1999/2000 financial year.

 
Country
Total: Male
Total: Female
Allowed: Male
Allowed: Female
Dismissed: Male
Dismissed: Female
Afghanistan
2
0
2
0
0
0
Algeria
4
0
2
0
2
0
Bangladesh
4
1
0
0
4
1
China
53
32
3
2
50
30
Colombia
1
0
1
0
0
0
Congo
1
0
0
0
1
0
Czech Republic
5
1
5
1
0
0
Egypt
2
0
0
0
2
0
Ethiopia
3
1
1
1
2
0
Fiji
11
2
0
0
11
2
Ghana
4
1
0
0
4
1
India
76
2
7
0
69
2
Indonesia
59
40
0
0
59
40
Iran
50
2
26
0
24
2
Iraq
3
0
3
0
0
0
Kazakhstan
2
1
0
0
2
1
Kuwait
1
0
1
0
0
0
Liberia
7
2
0
0
7
2
Libya
1
0
0
0
1
0
Malaysia
2
3
0
0
2
3
Morocco
4
0
1
0
3
0
Myanmar
2
0
0
0
2
0
Nigeria
4
0
0
0
4
0
Pakistan
4
0
0
0
4
0
Poland
1
0
0
0
1
0
Peru
2
2
0
0
2
2
Philippines
0
1
0
0
0
1
Romania
0
0
0
0
0
0
Russian Federation
12
0
0
0
12
0
Rwanda
2
0
0
0
2
0
Somalia
5
0
3
0
2
0
South Africa
3
0
0
0
3
0
South Korea
6
2
0
0
6
2
Sri Lanka
18
0
10
0
8
0
Sudan
1
0
1
0
0
0
Syria
2
0
1
0
1
0
Tajikistan
1
0
0
0
1
0
Thailand
11
13
0
0
11
13
Togo
2
0
1
0
1
0
Tonga
1
1
0
0
1
1
Turkey
1
0
0
0
1
0
Ukraine
13
3
0
0
13
3
United States
0
1
0
0
0
1
Vietnam
12
3
1
0
11
3
Yemen
1
0
0
0
1
0
Total
399
115
69
4
330
111

Table 33: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed
and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2000/01 financial year.

 
 
Total: Male
Total: Female
Allowed: Male
Allowed: Female
Dismissed: Male
Dismissed: Female
Afghanistan
3
0
 0
0
3
0
Albania
1
0
 1
0
0
0
Algeria
2
0
 1
0
1
0
Bangladesh
11
0
 0
0
11
0
Burundi
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Cambodia
1
1
 0
0
1
1
Chile
3
1
 0
0
3
1
China
130
27
10
2
120
25
Congo
1
0
 1
0
0
0
Czech Republic
1
3
 0
0
1
3
Egypt
2
0
 0
0
2
0
Ethiopia
1
0
 1
0
0
0
Fiji
10
3
 0
0
10
3
India
73
3
 1
0
72
3
Indonesia
56
54
 0
0
56
54
Iran
20
6
10
5
10
1
Iraq
1
0
1
0
 0
0
Kazakhstan
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Laos
0
1
 0
0
0
1
Liberia
0
1
 0
0
0
1
Macedonia
0
3
 0
0
0
3
Malaysia
18
12
 0
0
18
12
Morocco
3
0
2
0
1
0
Myanmar
1
1
 0
1
1
0
Nepal
1
0
1
0
0
0
Nigeria
3
2
1
0
2
2
Pakistan
9
0
1
0
8
0
Romania
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Russian Federation
2
0
 0
0
2
0
Sierra Leone
3
0
 0
0
3
0
Singapore
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Somalia
3
0
1
0
2
0
South Africa
2
0
 0
0
2
0
Sri Lanka
17
5
 5
1
12
4
Thailand
50
31
 0
0
50
31
Tonga
3
1
 0
0
3
1
Tunisia
1
0
 1
0
0
0
Turkey
2
0
 1
0
1
0
Tuvalu
9
7
 0
0
9
7
Ukraine
4
0
 0
0
4
0
Vietnam
18
5
3
0
15
5
Zambia
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Undisclosed
3
0
1
0
2
0
Total
473
167
43
9
430
158

 
Table 34: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed
and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2001/02 financial year.
 

Total: Male
Total: Female
Allowed: Male
Allowed: Female
Dismissed: Male
Dismissed: Female
Afghanistan
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Albania
1
2
 1
2
0
0
Algeria
9
1
 1
0
8
1
Bangladesh
8
3
 0
0
8
3
Bolivia
3
1
 1
0
2
1
Cambodia
5
3
 0
0
5
3
Chile
2
2
 0
0
2
2
China
35
8
4
0
31
8
Colombia
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Czech Republic
17
11
 3
4
14
7
Fiji
13
8
 0
0
13
8
Ghana
1
0
 0
0
1
0
India
70
8
 3
0
67
8
Indonesia
7
4
 0
0
7
4
Iran
17
2
 8
0
9
2
Iraq
2
1
1
0
1
1
Jordan
1
0
0
0
1
0
Kenya
0
1
 0
0
0
1
Liberia
4
0
 1
0
3
0
Libya
1
0
 1
0
0
0
Lithuania
0
2
 0
0
0
2
Malaysia
2
2
 0
0
2
2
Mali
1
0
0
0
1
0
Moldova
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Nigeria
10
1
0
0
10
1
Pakistan
6
0
2
0
4
0
Philippines
13
5
0
0
13
5
Poland
1
2
 0
0
1
2
Russian Federation
1
1
 0
1
1
0
Sierra Leone
4
2
 3
1
1
1
Slovak Republic
0
1
 0
0
0
1
Solomon Islands
0
1
0
0
0
1
Somalia
1
0
 0
0
1
0
South Africa
2
0
 0
0
2
0
Sri Lanka
9
7
 3
2
6
5
Tanzania
0
1
 0
0
0
1
Thailand
168
116
0
0
168
116
Turkey
1
3
 1
3
0
0
Vietnam
7
2
 0
0
7
2
Yemen
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Yugoslavia
2
2
 0
0
2
2
Zimbabwe
1
5
 1
4
0
1
Total
429
208
34
17
395
191

Table 35: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed
and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2002/03 financial year.
 

Total: Male
Total: Female
Allowed: Male
Allowed: Female
Dismissed: Male
Dismissed: Female
Afghanistan
8
0
 0
0
8
0
Albania
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Algeria
9
0
 3
0
6
0
Azerbaijan
0
1
0
0
0
1
Bangladesh
18
4
 1
0
17
4
Bolivia
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Bulgaria
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Burma
1
0
0
0
1
0
Chile
8
6
 0
0
8
6
China
27
7
3
1
24
6
Colombia
0
2
 0
2
0
0
Congo
5
2
1
0
4
2
Czech Republic
20
16
 3
2
17
14
Domenica
1
1
1
1
0
0
Egypt
2
0
0
0
2
0
Eritrea
1
0
0
0
1
0
Ethiopia
3
0
1
0
2
0
Fiji
8
5
 0
0
8
5
Ghana
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Hungary
2
1
0
0
2
1
India
59
15
 1
1
58
14
Indonesia
3
6
 0
0
3
6
Iran
38
12
 16
7
22
5
Iraq
4
1
2
1
2
0
Israel
1
0
0
0
1
0
Jordan
1
0
0
0
1
0
Kuwait
2
0
 1
0
1
0
Latvia
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Lithuania
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Macedonia
1
0
0
0
1
0
Malaysia
12
4
 0
0
12
4
Morocco
4
0
1
0
3
0
Nepal
1
1
 0
0
1
1
Nigeria
8
1
0
0
8
1
Pakistan
11
2
2
2
9
0
Papua New Guinea
1
0
0
0
1
0
Peru
0
1
 0
0
0
1
Russia
0
1
 0
0
0
1
Rwanda
1
0
0
0
1
0
Sierra Leone
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Somalia
2
0
 2
0
0
0
South Africa
0
7
 0
0
0
7
Sri Lanka
25
14
 3
0
22
14
Sudan
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Syria
2
0
2
0
0
0
Thailand
83
61
0
0
83
61
Tunisia
1
0
1
0
0
0
Turkey
1
0
 1
0
0
0
Uganda
1
0
0
0
1
0
Ukraine
2
0
0
0
2
0
Vietnam
5
1
 1
0
4
1
Yugoslavia
1
2
 0
0
1
2
Zimbabwe
4
1
 1
0
3
1
Total
395
175
47
17
348
158


Table 36: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed
and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2003/04 financial year.

Total: Male
Total: Female
Allowed: Male
Allowed: Female
Dismissed: Male
Dismissed: Female
Afghanistan
6
0
 0
0
6
0
Albania
2
1
 0
0
2
1
Algeria
6
0
 4
0
2
0
Argentina
2
0
0
0
2
0
Azerbaijan
1
0
0
0
1
0
Bangladesh
15
2
 0
0
15
2
Brazil
2
2
 0
0
2
2
Bulgaria
1
1
 0
0
1
1
Cambodia
2
0
0
0
2
0
Cameroon
1
0
0
0
1
0
Chile
6
12
 0
0
6
12
China
22
9
0
1
22
8
Colombia
2
1
 1
1
1
0
Congo
5
8
2
3
3
5
Cuba
2
0
2
0
0
0
Czech Republic
20
19
 8
5
12
14
Ecuador
2
2
0
0
2
2
Egypt
5
1
1
0
4
1
Eritrea
1
2
0
0
1
2
Ethiopia
2
1
1
1
1
0
Fiji
6
2
 0
0
6
2
Ghana
2
0
 0
0
2
0
Great Britain
1
0
0
0
1
0
Guinea
1
0
1
0
0
0
Hungary
14
12
1
0
13
12
India
65
11
 0
0
65
11
Indonesia
3
2
 0
0
3
2
Iran
56
11
 21
4
35
7
Iraq
21
3
5
0
16
3
Israel
5
1
0
0
5
1
Jordan
1
0
0
0
1
0
Kuwait
4
0
 0
0
4
0
Kyrgyzstan
0
1
0
1
0
0
Latvia
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Lebanon
1
1
0
0
1
1
Liberia
2
0
 0
0
2
0
Malaysia
15
8
0
0
15
8
Morocco
3
0
 0
0
3
0
Myanmar
5
0
3
0
2
0
Nepal
12
1
 1
1
10
1
Nigeria
7
3
0
0
7
3
Pakistan
20
2
0
0
20
2
Papua New Guinea
1
0
0
0
1
0
Peru
2
2
 0
0
2
2
Russia
2
0
 0
0
2
0
Saudi Arabia
1
0
0
0
1
0
Sierra Leone
4
0
 0
0
4
0
Singapore
1
0
0
0
1
0
Solomon Islands
2
1
0
0
2
1
Somalia
1
0
 1
0
0
0
South Africa
4
2
 0
0
4
2
Sri Lanka
31
10
 1
0
30
10
Sudan
2
0
 2
0
0
0
Syria
2
0
2
0
0
0
Taiwan
0
1
0
0
0
1
Thailand
47
30
0
0
47
30
Togo
1
1
0
0
1
1
Turkey
7
3
 1
0
6
3
Ukraine 2
0
1
0
1
0
Uruguay
1
0
0
0
1
0
USA
0
1
0
0
0
1
Vietnam
4
1
 0
0
4
1
Yugoslavia
1
0
 0
0
1
0
Zimbabwe
21
7
 11
4
10
3
Total
487
178
70
21
416
158


Table 37: Number of decisions published by nationality and gender, including a breakdown of appeal applications allowed
and declined, by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in the 2004/05 financial year.

Total: Male
Total: Female
Allowed: Male
Allowed: Female
Dismissed: Male
Dismissed: Female
Afghanistan
2



2

Albania
7
3
 

7
3
Algeria
7

 4

3

Armenia
1



1

Bangladesh
27
3