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%)

 

Pilgrim Statistics, June 2013

Camino de Santiago Statistics

The pilgrims office has just released the statistics for pilgrims receiving their Compostela in June 2013. You can see the statistics in their original post.

A total of 29374 pilgrims received their Compostela in June 2013. That is an average of 979 pilgrims per day. The actual number will be higher, since not all decide to pick up their compostela.

Country (written in spanish)
Number of pilgrims
España
11384 (38,76%)
Alemania
2727 (9,28%)
Italia
2184 (7,44%)
Estados Unidos
2166 (7,37%)
Portugal
1867 (6,36%)
Francia
1521 (5,18%)
Holanda
723 (2,46%)
Irlanda
681 (2,32%)
Reino Unido
617 (2,10%)
Canadá
526 (1,79%)
Brasil
491 (1,67%)
Australia
488 (1,66%)
Corea
343 (1,17%)
Belgica
310 (1,06%)
Austria
293 (1,00%)
Polonia
248 (0,84%)
Dinamarca
240 (0,82%)
México
219 (0,75%)
Suiza
185 (0,63%)
Japón
177 (0,60%)
Sudáfrica
166 (0,57%)
Argentina
160 (0,54%)
Suecia
158 (0,54%)
Hungría
141 (0,48%)
Colombia
112 (0,38%)
Noruega
97 (0,33%)
República Checa
96 (0,33%)
Finlandia
92 (0,31%)
Nueva Zelanda
88 (0,30%)
Rusia
82 (0,28%)
Venezuela
77 (0,26%)
Eslovenia
49 (0,17%)
Eslovaquia
49 (0,17%)
China
46 (0,16%)
Bulgaria
46 (0,16%)
Puerto Rico
37 (0,13%)
Chile
36 (0,12%)
Uruguay
35 (0,12%)
Ecuador
32 (0,11%)
Rumania
32 (0,11%)
Singapur
28 (0,10%)
Taiwán
24 (0,08%)
Lituania
23 (0,08%)
Filipinas
17 (0,06%)
Israel
16 (0,05%)
Luxemburgo
16 (0,05%)
Andorra
15 (0,05%)
El Salvador
13 (0,04%)
Perú
12 (0,04%)
Ucrania
12 (0,04%)
Estonia
12 (0,04%)
Croacia
11 (0,04%)
Grecia
10 (0,03%)
Rep. Dominicana
8 (0,03%)
Malta
8 (0,03%)
Letonia
8 (0,03%)
India
8 (0,03%)
Panamá
8 (0,03%)
Costa Rica
7 (0,02%)
Bolivia
7 (0,02%)
Islandia
6 (0,02%)
Mauritania
5 (0,02%)
Cuba
5 (0,02%)
Malasia
5 (0,02%)
Paraguay
5 (0,02%)
Turquía
5 (0,02%)
Tailandia
4 (0,01%)
Marruecos
3 (0,01%)
Brunei
3 (0,01%)
Zimbabwe
3 (0,01%)
Honduras
3 (0,01%)
Angola
3 (0,01%)
Jordania
3 (0,01%)
Kuwait
3 (0,01%)
Líbano
2 (0,01%)
Bosnia
2 (0,01%)
Namibia
2 (0,01%)
Islas Feroe
2 (0,01%)
Serbia
2 (0,01%)
Mongolia
2 (0,01%)
Indonesia
2 (0,01%)
I. Reunión
1 (0,00%)
Bielorrusia
1 (0,00%)
Argelia
1 (0,00%)
Ghana
1 (0,00%)
San Cristóbal y Nevis
1 (0,00%)
Túnez
1 (0,00%)
Sudán
1 (0,00%)
Georgia
1 (0,00%)
Martinica
1 (0,00%)
Moldavia
1 (0,00%)
Vietnam
1 (0,00%)
Guatemala
1 (0,00%)
Uganda
1 (0,00%)
Pakistán
1 (0,00%)
Rwanda
1 (0,00%)
Guyana
1 (0,00%)
Dominica
1 (0,00%)
Jamaica
1 (0,00%)
Chipre
1 (0,00%)
Zambia
1 (0,00%)
Gender
Number of pilgrims
Man
16747 (57,01%)
Woman
12627 (42,99%)
Way traveled
Number of pilgrims
Foot
24144 (82,20%)
Bike
5061 (17,23%)
Horse
164 (0,56%)
Wheel chair
5 (0,02%)
Reason
Number of pilgrims
Religious and others
15635 (53,23%)
Religious
12217 (41,59%)
Not religious
1522 (5,18%)
Starting Point
Number of pilgrims
Sarria
5627 (19,16%)
S. Jean P. Port
4880 (16,61%)
León
1546 (5,26%)
Roncesvalles
1461 (4,97%)
Oporto
1360 (4,63%)
Cebreiro
1247 (4,25%)
Tui
941 (3,20%)
Ponferrada
862 (2,93%)
Astorga
741 (2,52%)
Pamplona
662 (2,25%)
Le Puy
623 (2,12%)
Burgos
558 (1,90%)
Irún
512 (1,74%)
Sevilla
509 (1,73%)
Oviedo – C.P.
508 (1,73%)
Valença do Minho
461 (1,57%)
Ferrol
454 (1,55%)
Francia – C.F.
389 (1,32%)
Vilafranca
309 (1,05%)
Ourense
296 (1,01%)
Resto Portugal
292 (0,99%)
Triacastela
255 (0,87%)
Holanda
218 (0,74%)
Lisboa
204 (0,69%)
Rates, S. Pedro
182 (0,62%)
Lugo – C.P.
176 (0,60%)
Santander
168 (0,57%)
Resto C. León C.F.
162 (0,55%)
Chaves-Portugal
156 (0,53%)
Samos
144 (0,49%)
Barcelos
139 (0,47%)
Logroño
121 (0,41%)
Madrid – C.F.
120 (0,41%)
Resto Asturias – C.N
118 (0,40%)
Bilbao
117 (0,40%)
Salamanca
104 (0,35%)
Oviedo – C.N.
101 (0,34%)
Porriño
100 (0,34%)
Alemania
98 (0,33%)
Ponte de Lima
95 (0,32%)
Bélgica
91 (0,31%)
Somport
89 (0,30%)
Guimaraes
87 (0,30%)
Gijón
87 (0,30%)
Braga
80 (0,27%)
Ribadeo
73 (0,25%)
Avilés
69 (0,23%)
Lourdes
58 (0,20%)
San Sebastián
56 (0,19%)
Resto País Vasco – C.N.
55 (0,19%)
Zamora
52 (0,18%)
Sahagún
48 (0,16%)
Suiza
46 (0,16%)
Fonsagrada – C.P.
45 (0,15%)
Puente la Reina
44 (0,15%)
Puebla de Sanabria
41 (0,14%)
Vezelay
41 (0,14%)
Francia – C.N.
36 (0,12%)
Resto Asturias – C.P.
36 (0,12%)
Vilalba
35 (0,12%)
Arles
34 (0,12%)
Cataluña – C.F.
33 (0,11%)
Sto. Domingo de la Calzada
32 (0,11%)
Valencia O.C.
31 (0,11%)
Tineo – C.P.
30 (0,10%)
Mérida
30 (0,10%)
Frómista
28 (0,10%)
Hendaya
27 (0,09%)
Canfranc
26 (0,09%)
Hospital de Orbigo
26 (0,09%)
Rabanal del Camino
25 (0,09%)
Resto Andalucia
25 (0,09%)
Jaca
24 (0,08%)
Finisterra
24 (0,08%)
R.Pais Vasco C.F.
24 (0,08%)
Resto Cantabria
24 (0,08%)
Carrión de los Condes
23 (0,08%)
Muxia
23 (0,08%)
Cáceres
23 (0,08%)
Resto C. León – V.P.
22 (0,07%)
Zaragoza
22 (0,07%)
Baiona
21 (0,07%)
Gudiña
21 (0,07%)
Madrid – V.P.
20 (0,07%)
Navarra
20 (0,07%)
Povoa de Varzim
20 (0,07%)
Viseu
19 (0,06%)
Coimbra
19 (0,06%)
Mondoñedo
18 (0,06%)
A Guarda
18 (0,06%)
Baamonde
17 (0,06%)
Cast. la Mancha – C.F.
17 (0,06%)
Vega de Valcarce
17 (0,06%)
Austria
17 (0,06%)
Grandas de Salime – C.P.
17 (0,06%)
Fatima
16 (0,05%)
Granja de Moreruela
16 (0,05%)
Italia
16 (0,05%)
Granada
16 (0,05%)
Montserrat
15 (0,05%)
Molinaseca
14 (0,05%)
Laza
13 (0,04%)
Barcelona
13 (0,04%)
Roma
13 (0,04%)
Estella
12 (0,04%)
Verín
12 (0,04%)
Lourenzá
12 (0,04%)
Resto de Extremadura
12 (0,04%)
Neda
11 (0,04%)
Com. Valenciana – C.F.
11 (0,04%)
París
11 (0,04%)
Resto Europa
9 (0,03%)
Cadavo
9 (0,03%)
Abadin
8 (0,03%)
Com. Valenciana – O.C.
8 (0,03%)
Esposende
7 (0,02%)
La Rioja
7 (0,02%)
Castrojeriz
7 (0,02%)
Reino Unido C.F.
6 (0,02%)
Republica Checa
6 (0,02%)
Huelva
6 (0,02%)
Vigo
5 (0,02%)
Malaga
5 (0,02%)
Córdoba
5 (0,02%)
Castilla La Mancha VP.
5 (0,02%)
Castilla la Mancha otros
5 (0,02%)
Valladolid
5 (0,02%)
Benavente
4 (0,01%)
Xunqueira de Ambia
4 (0,01%)
Chantada
4 (0,01%)
Salas
4 (0,01%)
Viana do Castelo
4 (0,01%)
Murcia
3 (0,01%)
Valcarlos
3 (0,01%)
Ponferrada. C.Inv
3 (0,01%)
San Juan de Ortega
3 (0,01%)
Nájera
2 (0,01%)
Resto Africa
2 (0,01%)
Polonia
2 (0,01%)
Cataluña – O.C.
2 (0,01%)
La Bañeza
2 (0,01%)
Badajoz
2 (0,01%)
Fonfría
2 (0,01%)
Ventas de Narón
1 (0,00%)
Luxemburgo
1 (0,00%)
Borres
1 (0,00%)
Inglaterra C.F.
1 (0,00%)
Irlanda C.F.
1 (0,00%)
Dinamarca
1 (0,00%)
Andorra
1 (0,00%)
La Mesa
1 (0,00%)
Hungría
1 (0,00%)
Occupation (in Spanish)
Number of pilgrims
Empleados
7043 (23,98%)
Jubilados
5532 (18,83%)
Estudiantes
3784 (12,88%)
Tecnicos
3459 (11,78%)
Liberales
3231 (11,00%)
Funcionarios
1521 (5,18%)
Profesores
1247 (4,25%)
Obreros
1071 (3,64%)
Parados
763 (2,60%)
Amas de Casa
743 (2,53%)
Directivos
347 (1,18%)
Artistas
267 (0,91%)
Sacerdotes
164 (0,56%)
Agricultores
90 (0,31%)
Religiosas
47 (0,16%)
Deportistas
38 (0,13%)
Marinos
27 (0,09%)
If from Spain, what part of Spain
Number of pilgrims
Madrid
2102 (7,16%)
Andalucía
1685 (5,74%)
Cataluña
1409 (4,80%)
Comunidad Valenciana
1129 (3,84%)
Galicia
878 (2,99%)
Castilla León
863 (2,94%)
Pais Vasco
632 (2,15%)
Castilla la Mancha
519 (1,77%)
Canarias
347 (1,18%)
Murcia
334 (1,14%)
Extremadura
320 (1,09%)
Asturias
307 (1,05%)
Aragón
225 (0,77%)
Navarra
208 (0,71%)
Cantabria
139 (0,47%)
La Rioja
112 (0,38%)
Baleares
104 (0,35%)
Españoles residentes en el extranjero
37 (0,13%)
Melilla
18 (0,06%)
Ceuta
16 (0,05%)
Age
Number of pilgrims
30 – 60
16730 (56,96%)
> 60
6701 (22,81%)
< 30
5943 (20,23%)
Camino traveled
Number of pilgrims
Camino Francés
20964 (71,37%)
Camino Portugués
4070 (13,86%)
Camino del Norte
1536 (5,23%)
Via de la Plata
1408 (4,79%)
Camino Primitivo
827 (2,82%)
Camino Inglés
465 (1,58%)
Otros caminos
56 (0,19%)
Muxia-Finisterre
47 (0,16%)

 

 

Statistics for February 2013

Pilgrim Statistics

The statistics for February 2013 are out. These are the pilgrims that received the Compostela at the pilgrims office in Santiago de Compostela in February 2013.

During the month of February 2013 1.382 pilgrims were received at the Pilgrims’ Office. The number of pilgrims in the past Holy Year, 2010, during the same period was 1.640.

Of those pilgrims:

  • 509 (36,83%) were women
  • 873 (63,17%) men.

How did they travel?

  • 1.260 (91,17%) pilgrims arrived on foot
  • 112 (8,10%) by Bicycle
  • 9 (0,65%) on horseback
  • 1 (0,07%) pilgrims on wheelchair.

Age

  • 716 pilgrims were younger than 30 years old (51,81%)
  • 613 were between 30 and 60 years old (44,36%)
  • 53 were aged above 60 years old (3,84%)

Motivation

  • Religious: 514 (37,19%)
  • Religious and Cultural: 806 (58,32%)
  • Cultural: 62 (4,49%)

Nationality

  • Spanish: 604 (43,70%)
  • Portugal, with 284 (36,50%)
  • Corea, with 94 (12,08%)
  • Ireland, with 76 (9,77%)
  • Germany, with 55 (7,07%)
  • USA, with 34 (4,37%)
  • Italy, with 26 (3,34%)
  • France, with 24 (3,08%)
  • México, with 12 (1,54%);

Starting point:

  • Sarria: 478 (34,59%)
  • S. Jean P. Port: 119 (8,61%)
  • Tui: 96 (6,95%)
  • Cebreiro: 67 (4,85%)
  • Oporto: 63 (4,56%)
  • Ourense: 51 (3,69%)
  • Roncesvalles: 50 (3,62%)
  • León: 48 (3,47%)
  • Valença do Minho: 46 (3,33%)
  • Ponferrada: 33 (2,39%)
  • Astorga: 28 (2,03%)
  • The rest of Portugal: 27 (1,95%)
  • Burgos: 20 (1,45%)
  • Ferrol: 19 (1,37%)
  • Triacastela: 19 (1,37%)
  • Vilafranca: 17 (1,23%)
  • Pamplona: 17 (1,23%)
  • Oviedo – C.P.: 16 (1,16%)
  • Sevilla: 11 (0,80%)
  • Irún: 8 (0,58%)
  • France – C.F.: 7 (0,51%)
  • Bilbao: 7 (0,51%)
  • Porriño: 6 (0,43%)
  • Santander: 6 (0,43%)
  • Le Puy: 6 (0,43%)
  • Jaca: 6 (0,43%)
  • Lisboa: 6 (0,43%)
  • Lugo – C.P.: 6 (0,43%)
  • Resto C. León C.F.: 6 (0,43%)
  • Allariz: 6 (0,43%)
  • Braga: 5 (0,36%)
  • Neda: 5 (0,36%)
  • Salamanca: 4 (0,29%)
  • Chaves-Portugal: 3 (0,22%)
  • San Sebastián: 3 (0,22%)
  • Ponte de Lima: 3 (0,22%)
  • Cataluña – C.F.: 3 (0,22%)
  • Somport: 3 (0,22%)
  • Finisterra: 3 (0,22%)
  • Gudiña: 3 (0,22%)
  • Barcelona: 2 (0,14%)
  • Avilés: 2 (0,14%)
  • Sahagún: 2 (0,14%)
  • Mérida: 2 (0,14%)
  • Puebla de Sanabria: 2 (0,14%)
  • Samos: 2 (0,14%)

Routes traveled:

  • Camino Frances: 946 (68,45%)
  • Camino Portugues: 258 (18,67%)
  • Via de la Plata: 87 (6,30%)
  • Camino del Norte: 36 (2,60%)
  • Camino Ingles: 24 (1,74%)
  • Camino Primitivo: 24 (1,74%)
  • Muxia-Finisterre: 4 (0,29%)
  • Otros caminos: 3 (0,22%);

 

Camino de Santiago Statistics for January 2013

Pilgrim Statistics

 

Pilgrim Statistics for January 2013
(Source: The pilgrims office in Santiago)

  • During the month of January 2013 805 pilgrims were received at the Pilgrims’ Office. The number of pilgrims in the past Holy Year, 2010, during the same period was 1.169.
  • Of those pilgrims, 247 (30,68%) were women and 558 (69,32%) men.
  • 760 (94,41%) pilgrims arrived on foot,
  • 43 (5,34%) by Bicycle,
  • 2 (0,25%) on horseback, and
  • 0 (0,00%) pilgrims on wheelchair.

Pilgrims’ Age:

  • 248 pilgrims were younger than 30 years old (30,81%)
  • 512 were between 30 and 60 years old (63,60%)
  • 45 were aged above 60 years old (5,59%).

Pilgrims’ Motivation:

  • Religious: 352 (43,73%)
  • Religious and Cultural: 396 (49,19%)
  • Cultural: 57 (7,08%).

Pilgrims’ Nationality:

Spanish: 389 (48,32%);

  • Most of the pilgrims came from Andalucía, with 62 (15,94%);
  • Madrid, with 61 (15,68%);
  • Comunidad Valenciana, with 57 (14,65%);
  • Galicia, with 45 (11,57%);
  • Cataluña, with 41 (10,54%);
  • Baleares, with 26 (6,68%);
  • Extremadura, with 25 (6,43%);
  • Castilla León, with 16 (4,11%); etc.

Foreigners: 416 (51,68%); Most of the pilgrims come from the following countries:

  • Corea, with 118 (28,37%);
  • Portugal, with 47 (11,30%);
  • Alemania, with 35 (8,41%);
  • Italia, with 31 (7,45%);
  • Estados Unidos, with 30 (7,21%);
  • Brasil, with 19 (4,57%);
  • Australia, with 16 (3,85%);
  • Japón, with 14 (3,37%); etc.

Pilgrims’ Profession:
Regarding the professional fields, the majority of pilgrims are:

  • Estudiantes: 164 (20,37%);
  • Empleados: 151 (18,76%);
  • Liberales: 118 (14,66%);
  • Tecnicos: 87 (10,81%);
  • Profesores: 67 (8,32%);
  • Obreros: 57 (7,08%);
  • Funcionarios: 52 (6,46%);
  • Parados: 34 (4,22%);
  • Jubilados: 27 (3,35%);
  • Amas de Casa: 16 (1,99%);
  • Agricultores: 12 (1,49%);
  • Directivos: 6 (0,75%);
  • Artistas: 6 (0,75%);
  • Sacerdotes: 4 (0,50%);
  • Marinos: 3 (0,37%);
  • Deportistas: 1 (0,12%); etc.

Starting Points:
Most of the pilgrims received in this period started their Way to Santiago in:

  • Sarria: 159 (19,75%);
  • S. Jean P. Port: 120 (14,91%);
  • León: 47 (5,84%);
  • Tui: 45 (5,59%);
  • Cebreiro: 39 (4,84%);
  • Oporto: 34 (4,22%);
  • Roncesvalles: 31 (3,85%);
  • Pamplona: 31 (3,85%);
  • Ponferrada: 28 (3,48%);
  • Gudiña: 24 (2,98%);
  • Ferrol: 20 (2,48%);
  • Burgos: 18 (2,24%);
  • Astorga: 18 (2,24%);
  • Resto Portugal: 15 (1,86%);
  • Vilafranca: 15 (1,86%);
  • Oviedo – C.P.: 11 (1,37%);
  • Resto Asturias: 11 (1,37%);
  • Valença do Minho: 10 (1,24%);
  • Ourense: 9 (1,12%);
  • Lisboa: 8 (0,99%);
  • Irún: 7 (0,87%);
  • Vega de Valcarce: 5 (0,62%);
  • Ribadeo: 5 (0,62%);
  • Le Puy: 4 (0,50%);
  • Sevilla: 4 (0,50%);
  • Navarra: 4 (0,50%);
  • Alemania: 4 (0,50%);
  • Oviedo: 4 (0,50%);
  • Finisterra: 4 (0,50%);
  • Jaca: 3 (0,37%);
  • Fatima: 3 (0,37%);
  • Resto C. León: 3 (0,37%);
  • Carrión de los Condes: 3 (0,37%);
  • Logroño: 3 (0,37%);
  • Francia – C.F.: 3 (0,37%);
  • Sahagún: 3 (0,37%);
  • Bélgica: 2 (0,25%);
  • Madrid – C.F.: 2 (0,25%);
  • Roma: 2 (0,25%);
  • Santander: 2 (0,25%);
  • Lugo – C.P.: 2 (0,25%);
  • Braga: 2 (0,25%);
  • Samos: 2 (0,25%);
  • Mondoñedo: 2 (0,25%);
  • Resto Andalucia: 2 (0,25%);
  • Holanda: 2 (0,25%);
  • Faro: 1 (0,12%);
  • Muxia: 1 (0,12%);
  • Lourdes: 1 (0,12%);
  • La Bañeza: 1 (0,12%);
  • Cast. la Mancha – C.F.: 1 (0,12%);
  • Estella: 1 (0,12%);
  • Ponferrada. C.Inv.: 1 (0,12%);
  • Madrid – V.P.: 1 (0,12%);
  • Vezelay: 1 (0,12%);
  • Puente la Reina: 1 (0,12%);
  • Viana do Castelo: 1 (0,12%);
  • Zaragoza: 1 (0,12%);
  • Triacastela: 1 (0,12%);
  • París: 1 (0,12%);
  • Reino Unido C.Ing: 1 (0,12%);
  • Laza: 1 (0,12%);
  • Lourenzá: 1 (0,12%);
  • Viseu: 1 (0,12%);
  • Bilbao: 1 (0,12%);
  • Granja de Moreruela: 1 (0,12%);
  • Zamora: 1 (0,12%);
  • Andorra: 1 (0,12%);
  • Avilés: 1 (0,12%);
  • Com. Valenciana – C.F.: 1 (0,12%);
  • Canfranc: 1 (0,12%);
  • Castilla la Mancha otros: 1 (0,12%);
  • Gijón: 1 (0,12%);
  • Abadin: 1 (0,12%);
  • Puebla de Sanabria: 1 (0,12%);
  • Resto Asturias – C.P.: 1 (0,12%); etc.

The Chosen Routes:
Most of the pilgrims chose:

  • Frances-Camino de: 562 (69,81%);
  • Portugues-Camino: 120 (14,91%);
  • Via de la Plata: 45 (5,59%);
  • Norte-Camino de: 36 (4,47%);
  • Ingles-Camino: 21 (2,61%);
  • Primitivo-Camino: 14 (1,74%);
  • Muxia-Finisterre: 5 (0,62%);
  • Otros caminos: 2 (0,25%); etc.

(Source: The pilgrims office in Santiago)

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%)