Santiago Official Pilgrims’ Office – If you would like to see up-to-date “official” statistics from those who completed their Camino, please consult the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrims’ Office website. Unfortunately, these statistics are only presented in Spanish, but you might be able to figure them out. On their website, they provide a filter at the top where you can view statistics for a full year (todos), or by month.
There is also a PDF document you could download if you are interested in more information, such pilgrims by country, by route, by starting point, etc.. By the way, United States is now fourth on the list for the number of pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. The Camino Francés continues to be the most common route with 54.65% of total pilgrims and Camino de Portugués follows in second with 20.82%. Besides Sarria, St. Jean pied-de-port is the next common starting point.
For the number of pilgrims arrivals today, access the Santiago Official Pilgrims’ Office home page.
Below we have provided a summary of the metrics of pilgrims who have completed the Camino from the Santiago Official Pilgrims’ website:
Pilgrims who completed the Camino in 2019 by Age:
- Less than 30 years old – 26.75%
- 30 – 60 years old – 54.52%
- Over 60 years old -18.73%
Pilgrims who completed the Camino in 2019 by Reason:
- Religious / Other – 48.71%
- Religious – 40.31%
- Non-Religious – 10.98%
Pilgrims who completed the Camino in 2019 by Sex:
- Men – 49%
- Women – 51%
Pilgrims who completed the Camino in 2019 by Method:
- Walk – 94.16%
- Bike – 5.62%
- Horse – .12%
- Wheel Chair – .02%
Here is a quick chart to show the time of year pilgrims frequent the Camino de Santiago. Clearly, summer is popular, where the numbers taper off in early spring and autumn. This could definitely help you in deciding what time of year to walk your Camino.