2013 Statistics for the Camino de Santiago

2013

Each year the pilgrims office in Santiago publishes the number of pilgrims that have received the compostela for that year. Since there are pilgrims that does not care about the compostela, and never pick it up, it is difficult to know exact number. Even so, the numbers below is as close as we get to “official” pilgrim numbers.

See also 2012 Camino de Santiago Statistics.

Pilgrims in 2013 that received the compostelas at the Pilgrims Office in Santiago during 2013:  215.880 pilgrims

(The last holy year, 2010, the number was 272.412) 

  • Women:  98.008 (45,40%) 
  • Men: 117.872 (54,60%)
  • On foot: 188.191 (87,17%)
  • By bike: 26.646 (12,34%)
  • By horse: 977 (0,45%)
  • In a wheelchair: 66 (0,03%) 

Age

  • Under 30: 61.114 (28,31%)
  • 30 to 60: 121.305 (56,19%)
  • Over 60: 33.461 (15,50%)

Top Nationalities:

  • Spain: 105.891 (49,05%)
  • Germany 16.203 (14,73%)
  • Italy 15.621 (14,20%)
  • Portugal 10.698 (9,73%)
  • USA 10.125 (9,21%)
  • France: 8.305 (7,55%)
  • Ireland: 5.012 (4,56%)
  • UK: 4.207 (3,82%)Canada:
  • Canada: 3.373 (3,07%)

What Camino was walked:

  • Camino Frances: 151.761 (70,30%)
  • Camino Portugues 29.550 (13,69%)
  • Camino del Norte 13.393 (6,20%)
  • Via de la Plata 9.016 (4,18%)
  • Camino Primitivo 6.854 (3,17%)
  • Camino Ingles 4.404 (2,04%)
  • Muxia-Finisterre  454 (0,21%)
  • Other Caminos 444 (0,21%)

Starting point:

  • Sarria  52.063 (24,12%)
  • S. Jean P. Port  26.569 (12,31%)
  • León  10.739 (4,97%)
  • O Cebreiro  10.722 (4,97%)
  • Tui  9.394 (4,35%)
  • Porto  8.859 (4,10%)
  • Ponferrada  8.365 (3,87%)
  • Roncesvalles  8.268 (3,83%)
  • Astorga  6.053 (2,80%)
  • Valença do Minho  4.380 (2,03%)
  • Pamplona  4.321 (2,00%)
  • Ferrol  4.286 (1,99%)
  • Oviedo  4.156 (1,93%)
  • Burgos  3.613 (1,67%)
  • Irún  3.389 (1,57%)
  • Le Puy  3.364 (1,56%)
  • Ourense  3.221 (1,49%)
  • Vilafranca  2.735 (1,27%)
  • Sevilla  2.292 (1,06%)
  • Triacastela  1.957 (0,91%)
  • France 1.955 (0,91%)
  • Lugo 1.704 (0,79%)
  • Rest of Portugal  1.602 (0,74%)