Reception in the larger cities 2005-2017
Total reception 2005-2017
- Through the years, Stockholm and Gothenburg have received more asylum seekers granted residence permit and their reunited family members than Malmö.
- The graph below shows how this statistic changes when put in relation to the total population. Malmö then becomes the big city municipality that has received the most people.
- The figures include immigrants granted a residence permit as refugees, requiring subsidiary protection or reunited family members connected to someone in those categories.
Total reception per 1000 inhabitants 2005-2017
Reception in Sweden 2017
- The chart above shows immigrants received by the municipality who are granted either permanent or temporary permits of residence as refugees, requiring subsidiary protection or family members reunited with someone with such permit.
- The 20 biggest municipalities in Sweden received, in relation to their populations, between 3 to 8 immigrants per thousand inhabitants in 2017.
- Högsby Municipality with approx. 6,100 inhabitants received the most, almost 39 immigrants per 1000 inhabitants.
- Malmö received just over 7 persons per thousand inhabitants. 3 of them chose to arrange own accomodation in Malmö during the asylum process and were, after being granted a residence permit, included in the city's reception.
Total reception: the total of persons received, regardless of other divisions (including unaccompanied children)
From own accomodation: persons who choose to arrange own accomodation already during the asylum process and who are, after being granted a residence permit, included in the city's reception (not including unaccompanied children)
Malmö's reception 2005-2017
- Malmö's reception of immigrants granted a residence permit has varied over the years.
- The two largest groups of the municipal reception over time has been reunited family members and persons who have found their own accommodation in Malmö during the asylum process.
- In 2017, the total reception in Malmö was 2443 persons (2016: 2595 persons).
- On January 1st 2018, there were 2872 asylum seekers in Malmö, most of whom (2237) were living in own accomodation.
- Malmö is to receive a total of 155 immigrants in 2018 according to the Settlement Act, which was established in March 2016 and designed to evenly distribute those newly-arrived with residence permit to Sweden's municipalities. The reception of such immigrants includes a municipal responsibility to provide housing.