There were 25,771 asylum applications (main applicants) in YE June 2015, an increase of 10%
compared with the previous 12 months (23,515). The number of applications remains low relative
to the peak number of applications in 2002 (84,132).
The largest number of applications for asylum came from nationals of Eritrea (3,568), followed
by Pakistan (2,302) and Syria (2,204). A total of 11,600 people were granted asylum or an
alternative form of protection.