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  1. trecile

    Thinking of starting from SJPdP in September? Consider this

    September has become the most popular month to start from St Jean Pied de Port. A couple of years ago I remember reading accounts of 400+ pilgrims per day setting out from SJPdP, and the statistics from the Pilgrims Office in St Jean bear this out. I snipped a couple of charts As you can...
  2. Marc S.

    Arrivals in Santiago - statistics for april

    For those interested, the Oficina Peregrino has published its statistics for April In April, 977 pilgrims arrived in Santiago. This is a significant increase compared to March, when there were only 194. Not surprisingly, a majority was Spanish (783), of whom a majority was Galician (666). For...
  3. Marc S.

    Some recent statistics on arrivals in Santiago

    For those interested. The Officina Peregrino has published its statistics about arrivals in March. It turns out that 194 pilgrims arrived in Santiago, (not surpisingsly) the majority of those being Spanish, and (not surprisingly) the majority of those being Galician. As some of the 'Officina...
  4. diegoromerosm

    Some help with a survey about motivations, sharing and preparation

    Hi guys, I've shared the full statistics from 2004 based on Pilgrims' Office in this post but as you may know, it's not enough. I'm very passionated about analytics and I really appreciated if you can help me with this survey regarding motivations, caminos (an number of them), preparation...
  5. diegoromerosm

    Full interactive stats since 2004

    Hello everyone, I have published a webpage with statistics based on figures from the Pilgrim's Office since 2004 that can be explored interactively by seeing their evolution over time by months. Would you like to try them and tell me what would you add / remove / modify to improve them? Of...
  6. jungleboy

    Nearly 85% Decrease in Pilgrims in 2020

    Although the 2020 full year statistics are not yet available from the Pilgrim Office, all the monthly reports from 2020 are, so I have used these to create an analysis of how the pandemic affected the camino in 2020. The biggest takeaway is this: For those interested in more information, the...
  7. jungleboy

    Quiz No.3!

    A couple of weeks ago while doing some research for this Holy Year article (spoiler alert: it pretty much gives away the answers but not the order), I was looking at the popularity of various routes and that seems like a good topic for our next quiz! According to the 2019 pilgrim's office...
  8. jungleboy

    A little quiz

    For a bit of fun: Do you know, or can you guess, which are the SIX most popular starting points for the Camino Francés (based on 2019 whole-year pilgrim office statistics)? Three or four are fairly obvious, of course, but there are a few contenders for the last couple of spots. Can you guess...
  9. alansykes

    August 2020 pilgrim statistics At 19,812 compostelas given out in August, twice as many as in July, but only a third the number of August 2019.
  10. ivar

    3000 Compostelas this weekend
  11. ELHS220

    2019 Statistics
  12. Ungawawa

    Those misleading pilgrim office statistics

    One of the ways I moonlight is to offer free advice to first-time pilgrims on Facebook groups, and recently I had a chap tell me that he wanted his camino (Frances from SJPdP) to be solitary, so he'd decided to go off-season in April! I had to stifle a chuckle to myself, as anyone who's walking...
  13. DowtyCamino

    Pilgrim office statistics

    Does anyone have information about the pilgrim office website? Their monthly statistics page seems to have no updates since July.
  14. alhartman

    Languages on the 2018 Camino

    From Compostela issued per 100 peregrino/a Spanish 47 English 15 German 9 Italian 8 Portuguese 6 French 3 Korean 2 Polish 1.5 Dutch 1.2...
  15. Tony2018

    Camino office

    Does anyone have any idea why the daily and monthly statistics are not being updated?
  16. Lirsy

    Is there any way to find out the number of pilgrims per month on the Camino Olvidado?

    I would really like to walk this Camino. I guess not being so popular (at least today) it would be wise to walk in the peak season (which I guess will be between July and September). Anyway, I would like to know if, even in the peak season, there are a minimum number of pilgrims. It's not too...
  17. Dorpie

    Quick Arrivals Stats Question

    Sorry I'm being dense and can't quite seem to find stats for daily issuance of Compostelas in Santiago. I can find aggregated monthly stats for 2018 on the Oficina site but I'm wanting to find out more specifically when numbers start to drop off in order to plan my walk later in the year. If...
  18. David

    Monthly Pilgrim numbers from St Jean

    Hi all - I once had a neat graph that displayed monthly pilgrim numbers from St Jean but cannot find it now. Have done a lot of searching - I know it or similar exists! - but have failed. Can't get a link from the St Jean pilgrim office and the cathedral seems only to show those arriving in...
  19. NomadBoomer

    Numbers from SJPP August

    I started from SJPP September 2nd 2017. There were huge numbers walking. The first week or two, lots of alburgues even whole villages got full. There was definitely a bed race and lots of people were booking days ahead. This year I chose to come a little earlier thinking many people wait...
  20. Rick of Rick and Peg

    2017 Camino Frances statistics

    According to statistics gathered by the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago in 2017 they received 301,006 pilgrims of which 180,726 (or 60%) were classed as having come by the Camino Frances. Here are the values gotten through use of their tool at (BTW...