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Table 1 Immigrants to Sweden from selected countries

From: Income, amenities and negative attitudes

Sample countries Refugeesa Family reunions Labour market Total
Ex Yugoslavia 13,860 3080 12 16,952
Poland 47 1356 19 1422
Romania 201 427   627
Russia 172 489 6 667
Ethiopia 623 575   1197
Somalia 1323 819   2142
Uganda 91    91
Cuba 88    88
Chile 135 436   571
Afghanistan 116    116
Bangladesh 86   1 87
Iraq 2663 955   3617
Iran 1542 1532 3 3077
China 78 220 19 317
Lebanon 596 650   1246
Sri Lanka 83 157   240
Syria 416 429   846
Turkey 401 1517   1918
Stateless/unknownb 892 1230 6 2128
Total coming from countries in our sample 23,410 13,872 64 37,346
Other countriesc 69 8101 154 8254
Total all countries 23,479 21,972 218 45,600
  1. Amount of immigrants on average per year during the period 1990–1994. Source: Migrationsverket
  2. aGranted residence permits according to the Genève convention, de facto refugees, persons in need of protection, humanitarian reasons and special refugee quota
  3. bStateless and unknown (mainly Palestinians), former Soviet Union and Peru, where many asylum seekers came from in the period
  4. cFor family reunions: mainly the UK, Germany, the USA, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. For labour permits: mainly the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Canada, the USA, Brazil, Japan and South Korea.