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Here are some statistics of the Camino de Santiago that are not normally displayed: they are displayed by months in order to understand the seasonality of the pilgrimage. You can explore them and perform your own analysis using the full screen mode. I update the statistics a couple of times a month.
I have created a survey to collect extra information about your Camino experience. I will also share the results with everyone under Creative Commons license. If you want to fill it out, here it is. Here are the preliminary results. Thank you in advance.
These statistics for the Camino de Santiago show the two holy years in the historical series (2004 and 2010). Will the years 2021 and 2022 (both Holy Years) mean a recovery in pilgrimage data?
For the time being, those corresponding to the means of pilgrimage used, the routes traveled, the origin of the pilgrimage as well as the pilgrim and the distribution by gender are displayed. I will update them as I get the data from the Pilgrim’s Office of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Analysis types and statistics
These are some of the types of analysis you can explore:
- Time series from 2004 to 2020 based on monthly data
- Means used for pilgrimage (monthly and cumulative)
- Most traveled roads (monthly and cumulative)
- Gender of pilgrims: when was the first month that there were more female pilgrims than male pilgrims (*)?
- Pilgrimage start city (monthly and cumulative)
- Country of origin of pilgrims (monthly and cumulative)
- Continent of origin of pilgrims (monthly and cumulative)
- Motivation to do the Camino (monthly and cumulative)
- Dedication of pilgrims (monthly and cumulative)
- Age of pilgrims (monthly and cumulative)
Improvements on the Statistics of the Camino de Santiago
It is true that improvements could be considered, but these are the data available from the original source. It is also true that there is some error in the data, for example, the dedication of pilgrims in 2018, but I will correct them as they become available.
[Update – 10/01/2021] You can already see the decrease in the number of pilgrims compared to a “normal” year: in total, it is down 84.49% compared to 2019 due to COVID-19. Summer pilgrimages were hardly significant.
(*) by the way, it was in September 2016 with a difference of more than 800 pilgrims.