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People Seeking Asylum in Northern Ireland

Data on Asylum Seeking in Northern Ireland from a number of different sources.

There are two main sources of information used in this dataset:

  • Home Office Immigration Statistics: particularly those relating to asylum seekers receiving Section 95 support, and detention under the Immigration Act. (These have been updated to end September 2015)
  • Health and Social Care Business Services Organisation (BSO): GP practice registrations from outside the UK where asylum stated as the reason for coming to the UK

See the resources below for more information on individual data and resources.

This data (up to Quarter 2 2015) was used in the Detail Data Story New figures reveal 500 people seeking asylum in Northern Ireland.

Dataset Info

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Detail Data
Modified Date
Release Date
Licence Not Specified
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-8.18481 55.3291, -5.41626 55.3291, -5.41626 54.0465, -8.18481 54.0465, -8.18481 55.3291))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
Temporal Coverage
01/01/2010 to 30/06/2015
Contact Name
Bob Harper
Contact Email
[email protected]