This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Proportion of the population who are refugees, by country of origin
This indicator measures the proportion of UK nationals who are refugees abroad per 100,000 UK population and not the number of refugees residing within the UK.
|Unit of measurement||
Number of refugees per 100,000 population
Refugee – persons who have fled a country due conflict, war, violence or persecution to find safety in another country. UNHCR also define those in a refugee-like situations as a refugee within their data. These are people residing outside their country of origin, facing protection risks similar to refugees but for various reasons refugee status has yet to be ascertained. For further information on UNHCR refugee definition see Refugee Methodology.
Per 100,000 population = (number of UK refugees/UK mid-year population + number of UK refugees abroad) * 100,000
For further information on UNHCR methodology such as data collection methods and definitions see Refugee Statistics Methodology.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||23 March 2023|
|Metadata last updated||23 March 2023|