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%)

 

20 Replies to “2013 Statistics for the Camino de Santiago”

  1. I am one of those : woman, under 60, on foot, Via la Plata, from Sevilla. I’m from Poland ( beyound classification?)….

  2. I don’t know if San Sebastian is considerate one of the step to the way, but there is a small part of the way (between Spain and Frace) that touch San Juan, a small town in the channel of the Urumea River, and there, you can find a place to sleep…with dignity bedrooms and bathrooms, really clean and healthy!… and that really tiny small way is completly beautiful!…I cried when I was there! The feelling of the strong of the people you can feel it!

  3. The percentages for nationalities are miscalculated. Roughly 10K Portuguese pilgrims would be less than 5% of total (215k) and not 9% as indicated above. Same holds true for American pilgrims… 10k is not 9% of 215k.

  4. I am Australian, 61, St Jean to Santiago, May/June, 31 days.
    The best time, met so many wonderful people, memorable experiences. Another coming … Portuguese i reckon

  5. Me …under 30,on foot,S. Jean P. Port, Czech Republic!! 🙂 Buen camino 🙂

  6. I did 120km with my family. From St. Jean to Logrono then Sarria to Santiago. Great craic. Myself and my friend were the only people we met along the way who were under 16. we plan on going back within the next 2 years to do the full camino. Can’t wait!!! we were part of the 5,012 Irish people walking. Incredible awe-inspiring experience and i would recommend it to anybody!!!

  7. I did Camino Francis in 2013 currently walking lisbona Santiago Santiago to st jean then rosscoff an home to Ireland Derry

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