Asylum applications and refugees from Hong Kong

300 people from Hong Kong have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.004% of all residents. The mostly chosen host country has been Australia. Overall, 100 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Hong Kong

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.

New Applications

Australia1880120.0 %
United Kingdom7600
United States36050.0 %
Totals3000170.0 %


United Kingdom000
United States600

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 2,838,665 migrants lived in Hong Kong. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division. (Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)