Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Statistics in 2014

Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Statistics in 2014 image

The Pilgrim Office in Santiago de Compostela have published statistics on pilgrims that have arrived in 2014. The total number of pilgrims is: 237,886. This statistics reflect the pilgrims walking the Camino to Santiago by different Caminos de Santiago routes. To be included in the study, they must have walked at least the last 100km on foot (200km cycling), as it is the minimum requirement to receive the Compostela (Certificate).  

Top 15 countries:

Spain: 113,625 (47.76%)
Italy: 20,241 (8.51%)
Germany: 16,345 (6.87%)
Portugal: 11,655 (4.90%)
USA: 11,577 (4.87%)
France: 9,345 (3.93%)
Ireland: 5,020 (2.11%)
United Kingdom: 4,395 (1.85%)
Korea: 3,840 (1.61%)
Australia: 3,775 (1.59%)
Canada: 3,575 (1.50%)
Holland: 3,458 (1.45%)
Brazil: 3,271 (1.38%)
Poland: 2,957 (1.24%)
Belgium: 1,834 (0.77%)

Sex

Men 128,500 ( 54.02 % )
Women 109,386 ( 45,98 % )

How pilgrim took the route?

Walked 210,944 ( 88.67 % )
Cycled 25,324 ( 10.65% )
Horse riding 1,520 ( 0.64%)
Wheelchair 98 (0.04%)

Age

30 - 60 131,764 ( 55.39 % )
Under 30 67,348 ( 28.31% )
Over 60 38,774 ( 16.30% )

 

Which Camino route?

French Way 161,994 ( 68.10 % )
Portuguese Way 35,491 ( 14.92 % )
Northern Way 15,071 ( 6.34% )
Via de la Plata 8,490 ( 3.57% )
Primitivo Camino 8,275 ( 3.48 % )
English Way 7,194 ( 3.02% )
Other roads 717 (0.30 % )
Muxia - Finisterre 652 (0.27 % )

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