Statistics of the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago in recent years

We have already reached the equator of the summer of this exceptional Holy Year of Mercy and we want to compile statistical data on all the pilgrims, find out what means they have used and which way to Santiago is the most used by all the pilgrims. We have obtained the statistics of the Way of Saint James for the month of July for the last 6 years, looking at the last two Holy Years, the year 2010 and this exceptional year 2016.

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Pilgrim Statistics by sex

The first statistical data is to know which is the representation by sex of all pilgrims. Thanks to these statistics we can realize that the gap between men and women is narrowing every year in this last year 2016: Men 50.57% and Women 49.43%. Whereas 5 years ago the differences were more abrupt: Men 55.66% and Women 44.34%.

Estadísticas del camino de Santiago por sexos

(*) Data for the month of July

Below we can see the comparison between the sexes for each year where it becomes more palpable how the gap is narrowing each year.

 

Pilgrims statistics according to means

We want to show you the differences between the means chosen by the pilgrims, and as you can see almost 90% of all of them make the way on foot, some alone, and others in groups like the trips we organize to the Camino de Santiago that we make.

estadísticas por tipo de camino

(*) Data for the month of July

 

Statistics pilgrims on foot

 

estadísticas peregrinos del camino de Santiago a pie

Each year more and more pilgrims decide to make the journey on foot, the statistical data indicate a slight constant increase each year.

This year has been the best month of July surpassing by far that holy year of 2010 that was one of the best.

 

Statistics of pilgrims on bicycles

 

estadísticas de peregrinos en bicicleta

However, if we talk about the pilgrims who use the average bicycletacomo for their arrival in Santiago we can see that since 2011 there is a slight decrease in pilgrims by bicycle in the month of July.

The record of arrivals of pilgrims by bicycle was given in the previous year 2010 exceeding by far the figure of 1,000 pilgrims.

 

 Statistics of pilgrims on horseback

 

estadísticas de peregrinos del camino a caballo

In the graph we can see how the years 2013, 2014 and the Holy Year 2010 were those that had a greater number of pilgrims on horseback. In this year of mercy they have already surpassed last year’s pilgrims by just double what we can expect to reach a figure that exceeds 100 pilgrims on horseback, far from the record years.

Wheelchair Pilgrims Statistics

 

estadísticas de peregrinos del camino en silla de ruedas

Making the path is always special, but making it in a wheelchair is epic, and in recent years it has been a few brave people who have decided to make the path in their wheelchair no matter how arduous the task. From viajescaminodesantiago.com we want to give you the most sincere congratulations from here.

 

 

Statistics of the different routes of the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela

In this last section we want to leave you the number of pilgrims who make use of the different routes of the Way of Saint James.

Estadísticas de las diferentes rutas del camino por número de peregrinos

estadísticas de todas las rutas dela camino de Santiago

 

The French way is the one that agglutinates more pilgrims and represents 61.06% of pilgrims that make the way of the last year. Previously it was also the one with the highest number of pilgrims, but in recent years, more roads are being known, so that difference is decreasing.

 

representación del camino francés sobre el total

We have obtained all the data from the official source of the pilgrim’s office for the month of July each year.

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