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Some stats for this year - submitted by Rosina Lila:

Up to May 22, 2007:

January, 350;
February 666;
March 1,680;
April 8,109;
May (up to the 22nd) 9,337.

Total males: 11,996; women: 8,148

1-16 years of age, 1,541; 17-35 5.845; 36-65, 11,230; 66-100 1,529.

French Way 15,880;
English way 210;
Northern Way 627;
Portuguese Way 1,928;
Primitive Way 398;
Via de la Plata 1,033
Other, 69.

On foot 17,028;
by bike 2,986;
on horseback, 127;
wheelchair, 4.

Purely religious motives. 7,507;
religious/cultural, 12,046;
non-religious 592.

From Germany, 3,256; Argentina 84; Australia 152; Belgium 170; Brasil 253; Canada 333; Korea 70; Denmark 177; Spain 8,911; United States 453; Finland 116; France 1,530; Holland 290; Ireland 276; Italy 927 Japan 45; Mexico 100; Norway 154; Portugal 1,149; U.K. 407; South Africa 42; Sweden 145; Switzerland 186.

Starting at SJPP 2,064;
O Cebreiro 1,441;
Leon 1,329;
Roncesvalles 1,317;
Ponferrada 816;
Pamplona 788;
Le Puy 686;
Astorga 681;
Burgos 564;
Porto 539;
Villafranca 343;
Francia (?) 291;
Ourense 250;
Oviedo 200;
Ferrol 150;
Germany 142;
Irun 113;
Logrono 111;
Lugo 97;
Fonsagrada 95;
Jaca 65; Merida 65;
Lisboa 59; Bilbao 58;
Braga 55;
Holland 50.
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Is the stats taken and compiled for those who applied for and received the Certificate? There seems to be a large proportion of others who did the Camino without registering at the end of the walk in Santiago. Are there a set of stats showing the numbers using the albergues as the difficulty or ease of getting a bed seems to be quite a matter of conjecture.
There are the regular contributors to this excellent forum who stated positively that one will always get a bed or a place to stay on the Camino, there are others with horror stories of being turned out when the albergues are full. What is the real situation? I noted that the hospitaleros took a long time registering the long line of people wanting to stay in the albergues. With this set of stats, if compiled, one could work out the accommodation requirements and plan for sufficient beds for those who need them.

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