Pilgrim Numbers

2016 statistics for pilgrims are:

Men 52% Women 48%

Walkers 91%  Cyclists 8%

30 – 60 age group make up 55% of pilgrims, 27% are under 30.

44.71% are Spanish, only 3.95% are from the UK.

63.37% of pilgrims walk the Camino Francés

More detailed statistics, including monthly breakdowns, can be found at the Pilgrim Office in Santiago.

Pilgrims in the cathedral before Mass

Pilgrims in the cathedral before Mass

The number of pilgrims receiving the Compostela each year:

1986 2,491
1987 2,905
1988 3,501
1989 (Pope’s visit) 5,760
1990 4,918
1991 7,274
1992 9,764
1993 (Holy Year) 99,439
1994 15,863
1995 19,821
1996 23,218
1997 25,179
1998 30,126
1999(Holy Year) 154,613
2000 (Jubilee Year) 55,004
2001 61,418
2002 68,952
2003 74,614
2004 (Holy Year) 179,944
2005 93,924
2006 100,377
2007 114,026
2008 125,141
2009 145,877
2010 (Holy Year) 272,135
2011 183,366
2012 192,499
2013 215,880
2014 237,886
2015 262,459
2016 277,915

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