2012 Pilgrim Statistics

2012 Pilgrim Statistics by Country

 

As posted in this forum posts by JohnnyWalker (he is a volunteer at the pilgrims office in Santiago) the 2012 statistics are out. For more statistics and more on the pilgrims office, have a look at their website here.

Statistics of the number of pilgrims that received the Compostela in 2012

Total number of pilgrims: 192 488

Below you will find the following statistics:

  • By Country
  • By gender
  • Way of transportation
  • Motive for pilgrimage
  • Starting Point
  • Age
  • Camino traveled

By Country

País Nº de Peregrinos
España 95275 (49,50%)
Alemania 15620 (8,11%)
Italia 12404 (6,44%)
Portugal 10329 (5,37%)
Francia 8121 (4,22%)
Estados Unidos 7071 (3,67%)
Irlanda 3844 (2,00%)
Reino Unido 3758 (1,95%)
Holanda 3015 (1,57%)
Canadá 2904 (1,51%)
Corea 2493 (1,30%)
Polonia 2307 (1,20%)
Brasil 2229 (1,16%)
Belgica 1955 (1,02%)
Australia 1885 (0,98%)
Austria 1772 (0,92%)
Dinamarca 1682 (0,87%)
Suiza 1308 (0,68%)
Suecia 1275 (0,66%)
México 1047 (0,54%)
Noruega 969 (0,50%)
Hungría 885 (0,46%)
Japón 860 (0,45%)
República Checa 832 (0,43%)
Argentina 822 (0,43%)
Finlandia 720 (0,37%)
Sudáfrica 711 (0,37%)
Eslovaquia 636 (0,33%)
Rusia 503 (0,26%)
Colombia 456 (0,24%)
Venezuela 444 (0,23%)
Nueva Zelanda 377 (0,20%)
Eslovenia 373 (0,19%)
Rumania 281 (0,15%)
Bulgaria 211 (0,11%)
China 186 (0,10%)
Ecuador 183 (0,10%)
Chile 178 (0,09%)
Lituania 169 (0,09%)
Uruguay 165 (0,09%)
Perú 162 (0,08%)
Israel 160 (0,08%)
Filipinas 127 (0,07%)
Puerto Rico 121 (0,06%)
Estonia 120 (0,06%)
Andorra 108 (0,06%)
Malta 106 (0,06%)
Luxemburgo 105 (0,05%)
Ucrania 91 (0,05%)
Croacia 71 (0,04%)
Letonia 60 (0,03%)
Grecia 59 (0,03%)
Taiwán 58 (0,03%)
Rep. Dominicana 56 (0,03%)
Islandia 55 (0,03%)
Costa Rica 54 (0,03%)
Bolivia 54 (0,03%)
Paraguay 49 (0,03%)
Singapur 46 (0,02%)
Cuba 44 (0,02%)
India 38 (0,02%)
Malasia 36 (0,02%)
Líbano 33 (0,02%)
El Salvador 33 (0,02%)
Guatemala 30 (0,02%)
Panamá 26 (0,01%)
Turquía 21 (0,01%)
Marruecos 21 (0,01%)
Nicaragua 19 (0,01%)
Honduras 17 (0,01%)
Serbia 16 (0,01%)
Bielorrusia 12 (0,01%)
Irán 11 (0,01%)
Bosnia 11 (0,01%)
Angola 11 (0,01%)
Guinea Ecuatorial 8 (0,00%)
Islas Feroe 8 (0,00%)
Emiratos Arabes Unidos 8 (0,00%)
Indonesia 8 (0,00%)
Argelia 8 (0,00%)
Tailandia 8 (0,00%)
Vietnam 7 (0,00%)
Nigeria 6 (0,00%)
Egipto 6 (0,00%)
Macedonia 6 (0,00%)
Armenia 6 (0,00%)
Liechtensein 6 (0,00%)
Moldavia 5 (0,00%)
Arabia Saudita 5 (0,00%)
Albania 5 (0,00%)
Mozambique 5 (0,00%)
Namibia 5 (0,00%)
Zimbabwe 4 (0,00%)
Kenya 4 (0,00%)
Siria 4 (0,00%)
Senegal 4 (0,00%)
Camerún 4 (0,00%)
Mauritania 3 (0,00%)
Congo 3 (0,00%)
Georgia 3 (0,00%)
Pakistán 3 (0,00%)
Ghana 3 (0,00%)
Groenlandia 3 (0,00%)
Trinidad y Tobago 3 (0,00%)
Irak 2 (0,00%)
Chipre 2 (0,00%)
Antigua y Barbuda 2 (0,00%)
Mali 2 (0,00%)
Kazajistán 2 (0,00%)
Túnez 2 (0,00%)
Libia 2 (0,00%)
Sri Lanka 2 (0,00%)
Jordania 2 (0,00%)
Togo 2 (0,00%)
Guyana 2 (0,00%)
Santo Tomé y Príncipe 2 (0,00%)
Timor Oriental 1 (0,00%)
Etiopía 1 (0,00%)
Cabo Verde 1 (0,00%)
Chad 1 (0,00%)
Camboya 1 (0,00%)
Haití 1 (0,00%)
Tanzania 1 (0,00%)
Islas Caimán 1 (0,00%)
Jamaica 1 (0,00%)
Benin 1 (0,00%)
Eritrea 1 (0,00%)
Bermudas 1 (0,00%)
Samoa Occidental 1 (0,00%)
Bahamas 1 (0,00%)
Costa de Marfil 1 (0,00%)
Burkina Faso 1 (0,00%)
Nepal 1 (0,00%)

By gender

Gender Number of pilgrims
Male 108809 (56,53%)
Woman 83679 (43,47%)

Way of transportation

Way of transportation Number of pilgrims
On foot 164778 (85,60%)
Bike 27407 (14,24%)
Horse 281 (0,15%)
Wheel Chair 22 (0,01%)

Motive for pilgrimage

Motive Number of pilgrims
Religious and others 101171 (52,56%)
Religious 79490 (41,30%)
Not Religious 11827 (6,14%)

Starting Point

Procedencia Nº de Peregrinos
Sarria 40734 (21,16%)
S. Jean Pied de Port 22214 (11,54%)
León 10406 (5,41%)
Cebreiro 10315 (5,36%)
Roncesvalles 8468 (4,40%)
Tui 8436 (4,38%)
Ponferrada 7765 (4,03%)
Oporto 7641 (3,97%)
Astorga 5666 (2,94%)
Pamplona 4172 (2,17%)
Oviedo – Camino Primitivo 3956 (2,06%)
Burgos 3864 (2,01%)
Le Puy 3433 (1,78%)
Ferrol 3374 (1,75%)
Irún 3142 (1,63%)
Valença do Minho 3097 (1,61%)
Vilafranca 2667 (1,39%)
Resto Portugal 2660 (1,38%)
Sevilla 2287 (1,19%)
Ourense 2277 (1,18%)
Francia – Camino Francés 2130 (1,11%)
Triacastela 2024 (1,05%)
Lugo 1565 (0,81%)
Resto Castilla León – Camino Francés 1358 (0,71%)
Samos 1300 (0,68%)
Resto Asturias – Camino Norte 1189 (0,62%)
Santander 1134 (0,59%)
Ribadeo 1094 (0,57%)
Lisboa 977 (0,51%)
Logroño 941 (0,49%)
Bilbao 905 (0,47%)
Ponte de Lima 901 (0,47%)
Vilalba 845 (0,44%)
Holanda 786 (0,41%)
Gijón 731 (0,38%)
Oviedo – Camino Norte 699 (0,36%)
Somport 664 (0,34%)
Alemania 603 (0,31%)
Avilés 552 (0,29%)
Salamanca 515 (0,27%)
Madrid – Camino Francés 481 (0,25%)
Zamora 459 (0,24%)
Resto País Vasco – Camino del Norte 430 (0,22%)
Sahagún 426 (0,22%)
Mondoñedo 374 (0,19%)
Bélgica 372 (0,19%)
Puebla de Sanabria 371 (0,19%)
Rates, S. Pedro 343 (0,18%)
Braga 333 (0,17%)
Resto Asturias – Camino Primitivo 324 (0,17%)
Vega de Valcarce 319 (0,17%)
San Sebastián 335 (0,17%)
Baamonde 305 (0,16%)
Resto Cantabria 298 (0,15%)
Jaca 295 (0,15%)
Chaves-Portugal 290 (0,15%)
Lourdes 279 (0,14%)
Suiza 277 (0,14%)
Muxia 273 (0,14%)
Frómista 261 (0,14%)
Barcelos 245 (0,13%)
Gudiña 227 (0,12%)
Neda 199 (0,10%)
A Guarda 198 (0,10%)
Porriño 197 (0,10%)
Fonsagrada 322 (0,17%)
Sto. Domingo de la Calzada 191 (0,10%)
Cataluña 185 (0,10%)
Vezelay 179 (0,09%)
Carrión de los Condes 176 (0,09%)
Puente la Reina 169 (0,09%)
Grandas de Salime 173 (0,09%)
Lourenzá 163 (0,08%)
Arles 158 (0,08%)
Mérida 157 (0,08%)
Resto Andalucía 154 (0,08%)
Rabanal del Camino 152 (0,08%)
Resto Castilla León – Vía de la Plata 146 (0,08%)
Montserrat 145 (0,08%)
Finisterra 144 (0,07%)
Allariz 143 (0,07%)
Xunqueira de Ambía 141 (0,07%)
Granja de Moreruela 140 (0,07%)
Hendaya 137 (0,07%)
Laza 130 (0,07%)
Madrid – Vía de la Plata 125 (0,06%)
Hospital de Orbigo 122 (0,06%)
Valencia 120 (0,06%)
Abadin 117 (0,06%)
Navarra 112 (0,06%)
Viana do Castelo 111 (0,06%)
Austria 110 (0,06%)
Estella 110 (0,06%)
Tineo 125 (0,06%)
Fátima 104 (0,05%)
Zaragoza 102 (0,05%)
Cáceres 101 (0,05%)
Verín 96 (0,05%)
Baiona 94 (0,05%)
Barcelona 92 (0,05%)
Cádavo 91 (0,05%)
Resto País Vasco – Camino Francés 89 (0,05%)
Vigo 87 (0,05%)
Resto de Extremadura 86 (0,04%)
Comunidad Valenciana – Camino Francés 79 (0,04%)
Tineo – Camino Primitivo 77 (0,04%)
París 71 (0,04%)
Italia 69 (0,04%)
La Rioja 72 (0,04%)
Canfranc 62 (0,03%)
Castilla la Mancha – Otros Caminos 62 (0,03%)
Guimaraes 61 (0,03%)
Molinaseca 56 (0,03%)
Monforte de Lemos 56 (0,03%)
Povoa de Varzim 54 (0,03%)
Granada 54 (0,03%)
Ponferrada – Camino de Invierno 47 (0,02%)
Coimbra 47 (0,02%)
Castilla La Mancha – Vía de la Plata 46 (0,02%)
Comunidad Valenciana – Otros Caminos 44 (0,02%)
Castilla la Mancha – Camino Francés 43 (0,02%)
Huelva 43 (0,02%)
Nájera 40 (0,02%)
Benavente 37 (0,02%)
Badajoz 35 (0,02%)
Córdoba 33 (0,02%)
Polonia 32 (0,02%)
Málaga 32 (0,02%)
Roma 31 (0,02%)
Resto Europa 28 (0,01%)
Valladolid 28 (0,01%)
Castrojeriz 28 (0,01%)
Vegadeo 25 (0,01%)
Las Médulas 24 (0,01%)
Murcia 24 (0,01%)
Fonfría 24 (0,01%)
Reino Unido 22 (0,01%)
La Mesa 19 (0,01%)
Republica Checa 19 (0,01%)
Guitiriz 18 (0,01%)
Quiroga 14 (0,01%)
Eslovaquia 13 (0,01%)
San Juan de Ortega 13 (0,01%)
Salas 13 (0,01%)
Esposende 12 (0,01%)
Faro 11 (0,01%)
Viseu 11 (0,01%)
La Bañeza 10 (0,01%)
Grado 10 (0,01%)
Irlanda – Camino Francés 9 (0,00%)
Hungría 8 (0,00%)
Dinamarca 6 (0,00%)
Finlandia 6 (0,00%)
Resto Galicia 6 (0,00%)
Aveiro 4 (0,00%)
Valcarlos 4 (0,00%)
Luxemburgo 4 (0,00%)
Vincios 4 (0,00%)
Peñaseita 3 (0,00%)
Rábade 3 (0,00%)
El Escamplero 3 (0,00%)
Jerusalem 3 (0,00%)
Leyre 2 (0,00%)
Vilabade 2 (0,00%)
Reino Unido – Camino Francés 1 (0,00%)
Pontedeume 1 (0,00%)
Reino Unido – Camino Inglés 1 (0,00%)
Gándara 1 (0,00%)
Mirallos 1 (0,00%)
O Barco de Valdeorras 1 (0,00%)
Irlanda – Camino Inglés 1 (0,00%)
Ortigueira 1 (0,00%)
Egipto 1 (0,00%)
A Rúa 1 (0,00%)
Andorra 1 (0,00%)

Age

Age Number of Pilgrims
30 – 60 109310 (56,79%)
< 30 54731 (28,43%)
> 60 28447 (14,78%)

Camino traveled

Camino Number of pilgrims
Camino Francés 134979 (70,12%)
Camino Portugués 25628 (13,31%)
Camino del Norte 12919 (6,71%)
Vía de la Plata 8163 (4,24%)
Camino Primitivo 6349 (3,30%)
Camino Inglés 3577 (1,86%)
Otros caminos 873 (0,46%)
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12 comments on “2012 Pilgrim Statistics
  1. Ingrid says:

    Wonderful to be part of the 2012 statistics and hope this is not the last time.

  2. mappie says:

    So intresting! I was one off them. And I do it again this year!

  3. mitpilgern says:

    Nice stats. I will study them today. I was one of the pilgrims in Oct. 2012!

  4. Footek says:

    I couldn’t find the statistic of what month people began their Camino. Is that available anywhere? Just curious. If not, could peregrinos give their impression of the size of the crowds throughout their Camino?.

  5. Mina Mahrous says:

    Wow!! 6 Egyptians, and one walking from Egypt! I always thought I’m the only Egyptian interested in these kind of stuff! Is there anyway to get contacts of these pilgrims?

  6. chloe says:

    we start from SARRIA in last july, i was one of them…funny, amazing, awasome…guay..

  7. Eric M. says:

    Had to look twice…. Holanda…. :P

  8. I’d enjoy seeing more categories for age/gender perhaps by 5 years e.g. 69

  9. Su Do says:

    What happened to New Zealand on the Stats by country? When I finished in October 2012 I was told that 218 had gone before me in that year!!!!

  10. Starting tomorrow from Irun to SdC

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