Friday, 30 January 2015

Missing Photographs on this Blog

Readers will notice that photographs have been deleted from the older posts. I'm sorry about this. This has been caused by a fault in the software. I simply don't have time to replace the photographs on 250 posts. However if any one would like the photographs associated with any particular post please email me and I will be happy to send them: johnniewalker-santiago@hotmail.com

Monday, 1 September 2014

All the pilgrims numbers from Santiago 1 January - 31 August 2014


Greetings from a baking hot Santiago. Following days of rain summer has eventually arrived. With temperatures in the 30’s the Amigos are hard at work giving welcomes and cold water to waiting pilgrims. And there have been many of them...

Overall

Greetings from the Pilgrims Office. August was a very busy month with 51219 pilgrims coming for the final stamp and the Compostela. Last year 46,728 pilgrims registered in the same period. This is an increase of 9.6%.

In the year to date, from 1 January 2014 to 31 August, 173,549 pilgrims arrived which is an increase of 9.2% compared to the same period in 2013.

Top 10 Countries August 2014

The traditional annual holidays of August in the European countries have changed the league table with the USA slipping down the list place behind Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Pilgrims from these relatively nearby countries can easily get to and from Santiago whereas Americans have to travel thousands of kilometres. Pilgrims from the USA may also have avoided the heat of August where even in Galicia temperatures have been well into the 30´s some days. 

Spain   
31386 (60,99%)
Italy     
7759 (15,08%)
Portugal
2226 (4,33%)
Germany
1991 (3,87%)
France
1137 (2,21%)
United States
801 (1,56%)
Poland
735 (1,43%)
United Kingdom
460 (0,89%)
Korea  
455 (0,88%)
Ireland
409 (0,79%)

How are the English speaking countries doing?

The number of American pilgrims rose by 43% to over 10,000 last year. Since then numbers have continued to rise. By end May the number of American pilgrims had risen by 6.6% in the year. This growth rate has now almost doubled to 12%.

Country
 2012
2013
 2014
Growth %
Australia
1063
1687
  2158
28%
Canada
1666
1809
  1922
6%
Ireland
2760
3369
3313
-1.6%%
South Africa
479
493
 397
-19%
United Kingdom
2373
2697
2902
8%
USA
4541
6787
7603
12%
New Zealand
218
285
399
40%


Full analysis of the 173,549 pilgrims who have arrived so far in 2014

Routes followed

Route                          Number of pilgrims
Camino Frances          116915 (67,37%)
Camino Portugues       26380 (15,20%)
Camino del Norte       10939 (6,30%)
Via de la Plata             6700 (3,86%)
Camino Primitivo        6062 (3,49%)
Camino Ingles             5537 (3,19%)
Other routes                525 (0,30%)
Muxia-Finisterre          489 (0,28%)

Gender

Gender         Number of Pilgrims
Males               94128 (54,24%)
Females           79421 (45,76%)

Mode of Transport

On Foot          
153036 (88,18%)
Bicycle          
19369 (11,16%)
Horseback      
1057 (0,61%)
Wheelchair     
87 (0,05%)
  

Status

Status              Number of pilgrims
Employed        38049 (21,92%)
Students          36968 (21,30%)
Self empl         19921 (11,48%)
Retired            19209 (11,07%)
Technicians     18402 (10,60%)
Teachers          14524 (8,37%)
Public Sector   8536 (4,92%)
House People  3726 (2,15%)
Directors         3539 (2,04%)
Unemployed   3412 (1,97%)
Manual            2919 (1,68%)
Artists             1508 (0,87%)
Priests              1053 (0,61%)
Religious         874 (0,50%)
Farm workers 533 (0,31%)
Sailors             223 (0,13%)
Sports              110 (0,06%)
Oikoten           43 (0,02%)

Reason for making the pilgrimage

Reason
Number of pilgrims
Religious or spiritual
85072 (49,02%)
Religious        
76310 (43,97%)
Sport, tourism, culture           
12167 (7,01%)

Ages of pilgrims

Age                 Number of pilgrims
30 - 60             95522 (55,04%)
< 30                 53135 (30,62%)
> 60                 24892 (14,34%)

 Countries
 
Country          Number of Pilgrims
Spain               87157 (50,22%)
Italia                16323 (9,41%)
Germany         11120 (6,41%)
Portugal           151 (5,27%)
USA                7603 (4,38%)
France             6353 (3,66%)
Ireland             3313 (1,91%)
UK                  2902 (1,67%)
Holanda          2533 (1,46%)
Korea              2467 (1,42%)
Australia          2158 (1,24%)
Poland             2093 (1,21%)
Canadá            1922 (1,11%)
Brasil               1874 (1,08%)
Belgica            1249 (0,72%)
México            1191 (0,69%)
Austria            1157 (0,67%)
Dinamarca       1114 (0,64%)
Suiza               842 (0,49%)
Argentina        768 (0,44%)
Hungría           747 (0,43%)
Japón               664 (0,38%)
Suecia             662 (0,38%)
Rep Checa       505 (0,29%)
Norway           494 (0,28%)
Russia              493 (0,28%)
Colombia         479 (0,28%)
Eslovaquia       447 (0,26%)
Finlandia         431 (0,25%)
Eslovenia         406 (0,23%)
New Zealand 399 (0,23%)
Sudáfrica         397 (0,23%)
Venezuela       386 (0,22%)
China               354 (0,20%)
Bulgaria           268 (0,15%)
Lituania           251 (0,14%)
Ecuador           228 (0,13%)
Rumania          208 (0,12%)
Puerto Rico     157 (0,09%)
Chile                148 (0,09%)
Perú                 127 (0,07%)
Uruguay          121 (0,07%)
Ucrania            109 (0,06%)
Croacia            104 (0,06%)
Estonia            97 (0,06%)
Malta               96 (0,06%)
Israel               93 (0,05%)
Luxemburgo    83 (0,05%)
Filipinas           82 (0,05%)
Grecia             72 (0,04%)
Letonia            62 (0,04%)
Andorra           61 (0,04%)
Taiwán            60 (0,03%)
Costa Rica       58 (0,03%)
Bolivia             57 (0,03%)
Islandia           52 (0,03%)
Singapur          50 (0,03%)
Rep. Dom        44 (0,03%)
Paraguay         44 (0,03%)
Líbano             40 (0,02%)
Cuba                35 (0,02%)
India                33 (0,02%)
Turquía            26 (0,01%)
Guatemala       26 (0,01%)
Honduras        24 (0,01%)
Indonesia        24 (0,01%)
Marruecos       22 (0,01%)
Armenia          21 (0,01%)
Bielorrusia       19 (0,01%)
El Salvador     19 (0,01%)
Vietnam          16 (0,01%)
Malasia            14 (0,01%)
Myanmar         14 (0,01%)
Islas Feroe       13 (0,01%)
Argelia            12 (0,01%)
Serbia             12 (0,01%)
Irán                  12 (0,01%)
Sudán             11 (0,01%)
Pakistán           11 (0,01%)
Panamá            11 (0,01%)
Mozambique   11 (0,01%)
Albania            11 (0,01%)
Rwanda           9 (0,01%)
Nicaragua        9 (0,01%)
Moldavia         9 (0,01%)
Omán             8 (0,00%)
Madagascar     8 (0,00%)
Namibia           8 (0,00%)
Chipre             8 (0,00%)
Haití                7 (0,00%)
Brunei             7 (0,00%)
Dominica         7 (0,00%)
Angola            6 (0,00%)
Georgia           6 (0,00%)
Afganistán      6 (0,00%)
Tuvalu             6 (0,00%)
Bosnia             5 (0,00%)
Cabo Verde     5 (0,00%)
San Marino      4 (0,00%)
Kazajistán       4 (0,00%)
Comores          4 (0,00%)
Etiopía             4 (0,00%)
Tailandia         4 (0,00%)
Barbados         4 (0,00%)
Jordania           4 (0,00%)
Camerún          3 (0,00%)
Kenya             3 (0,00%)
Congo                         3 (0,00%)
Zimbabwe       3 (0,00%)
Siria                 3 (0,00%)
Mauricio          3 (0,00%)
Groenlandia    3 (0,00%)
Antillas            3 (0,00%)
Senegal            3 (0,00%)
Surinam           2 (0,00%)
Mauritania       2 (0,00%)
Burundi           2 (0,00%)
Qatar               2 (0,00%)
Libia                2 (0,00%)
Swaziland       2 (0,00%)
Timor              2 (0,00%)
Macedonia      2 (0,00%)
Nepal               2 (0,00%)
Uganda           2 (0,00%)
Gabón             2 (0,00%)
Liechtensein    2 (0,00%)
Mónaco           2 (0,00%)
Tayikistán        2 (0,00%)
Egipto             2 (0,00%)
Benin               2 (0,00%)
Marfil              2 (0,00%)
Micronesia       1 (0,00%)
Laos                1 (0,00%)
Nigeria            1 (0,00%)
Bangladesh     1 (0,00%)
Djibouti           1 (0,00%)
Somalia           1 (0,00%)
EAU                1 (0,00%)
Samoa             1 (0,00%)
Burkina Faso   1 (0,00%)
Sri Lanka         1 (0,00%)
Guinea             1 (0,00%)
Jamaica            1 (0,00%)
Maldivas         1 (0,00%)
Tanzania          1 (0,00%)
Bermudas        1 (0,00%)
Fiji                   1 (0,00%)
Montenegro     1 (0,00%)
Santo Tomé     1 (0,00%)
Irak                  1 (0,00%)
Guayana          1 (0,00%)
Camboya         1 (0,00%)
Naurú             1 (0,00%)
Yugoslavia      1 (0,00%)


Starting point

Starting point             Number of pilgrims

Sarria                           43376 (24,99%)
S. Jean P. Port             19052 (10,98%)
Tui                               8887 (5,12%)
León                            8321 (4,79%)
Cebreiro                      7911 (4,56%)
Oporto                         7418 (4,27%)
Ponferrada                  6024 (3,47%)
Roncesvalles               5782 (3,33%)
Ferrol                           5236 (3,02%)
Astorga                       4402 (2,54%)
Oviedo - C.P.             3538 (2,04%)
Valença do Minho      3471 (2,00%)
Pamplona                    3208 (1,85%)
Irún                             2774 (1,60%)
Burgos                         2721 (1,57%)
Le Puy                         2400 (1,38%)
Ourense                       2316 (1,33%)
Vilafranca                   1990 (1,15%)
Resto Portugal            1844 (1,06%)
Lugo - C.P.                 1634 (0,94%)
Sevilla                         1608 (0,93%)
Francia - C.F.             1567 (0,90%)
Triacastela                   1509 (0,87%)
Resto C. León C.F.     1199 (0,69%)
Samos                         1183 (0,68%)
Ribadeo                       1172 (0,68%)
Resto Asturias - C.N   1045 (0,60%)
Lisboa                         1003 (0,58%)
Ponte de Lima             979 (0,56%)
Vilalba                         797 (0,46%)
Bilbao                         776 (0,45%)
Santander                    768 (0,44%)
Gijón                           656 (0,38%)
Logroño                      646 (0,37%)
Holanda                      549 (0,32%)
Porriño                        516 (0,30%)
Oviedo - C.N.             505 (0,29%)
Avilés                         490 (0,28%)
Braga                           442 (0,25%)
Somport                      432 (0,25%)
Rates, S. Pedro           418 (0,24%)
Alemania                     409 (0,24%)
Barcelos                      382 (0,22%)
Salamanca                   371 (0,21%)
San Sebastián             344 (0,20%)
Madrid - C.F.             319 (0,18%)
Zamora                        300 (0,17%)
Resto Asturias - C.P. 294 (0,17%)
Chaves-Portugal          278 (0,16%)
Sahagún                      274 (0,16%)
Resto Cantabria          271 (0,16%)
Resto País Vasco        264 (0,15%)
Baamonde                   262 (0,15%)
Finisterra                     257 (0,15%)
Neda                           255 (0,15%)
Bélgica                        240 (0,14%)
Muxia                         232 (0,13%)
Guimaraes                   229 (0,13%)
Puebla de Sanabria      214 (0,12%)
Laza                            213 (0,12%)
Lourdes                       206 (0,12%)
Fonsagrada - C.P.       203 (0,12%)
Resto Europa             192 (0,11%)
Jaca                             185 (0,11%)
Resto Andalucia         183 (0,11%)
Mondoñedo                178 (0,10%)
Hendaya                      158 (0,09%)
Arles                            149 (0,09%)
Resto Galicia               147 (0,08%)
Francia - C.N             146 (0,08%)
Verín                           138 (0,08%)
Nájera                         137 (0,08%)
Com. Valenciana.        136 (0,08%)
Cataluña - C.F.            135 (0,08%)
Gudiña                        134 (0,08%)
Vega de Valcarce        132 (0,08%)
Frómista                      130 (0,07%)
Coimbra                      127 (0,07%)
Sto. Dom Calzada       126 (0,07%)
Abadin                        126 (0,07%)
Suiza                           120 (0,07%)
Vezelay                       117 (0,07%)
Viana do Castelo        116 (0,07%)
A Guarda                    113 (0,07%)
Madrid - V.P.             113 (0,07%)
Puente la Reina           113 (0,07%)
Carrión Condes           108 (0,06%)
Resto C. León - V.P. 104 (0,06%)
Tineo - C.P.                  103 (0,06%)
Cruz de Ferro              101 (0,06%)
Rabanal del Camino     101 (0,06%)
Fatima                          100 (0,06%)
París                             100 (0,06%)
Granja de Moreruela    98 (0,06%)
Molinaseca                   98 (0,06%)
R.Pais Vasco C.F.        95 (0,05%)
Navarra                        91 (0,05%)
Cast. la Mancha.         91 (0,05%)
Valencia O.C.             91 (0,05%)
Cadavo                        89 (0,05%)
Grandas de Salime      88 (0,05%)
Zaragoza                     86 (0,05%)
Castilla la Mancha       84 (0,05%)
Montserrat                   80 (0,05%)
Xunqueira de Ambia   79 (0,05%)
Com. Valenciana         77 (0,04%)
Lourenzá                     77 (0,04%)
Mérida                         77 (0,04%)
Hospital de Orbigo     75 (0,04%)
Allariz                         75 (0,04%)
Austria                        75 (0,04%)
Salas                            75 (0,04%)
Baiona                          73 (0,04%)
Cáceres                         71 (0,04%)
Barcelona                    70 (0,04%)
Extremadura               69 (0,04%)
Viseu                           61 (0,04%)
Italia                            59 (0,03%)
Vigo                            58 (0,03%)
Estella                         56 (0,03%)
Granada                      54 (0,03%)
Povoa de Varzim        51 (0,03%)
Castilla La Mancha     50 (0,03%)
Pontedeume                41 (0,02%)
La Rioja                      38 (0,02%)
Aveiro                         37 (0,02%)
Rábade                        37 (0,02%)
Ponferrada. C.Inv.      35 (0,02%)
Canfranc                     35 (0,02%)
Cataluña - O.C.           33 (0,02%)
Monforte de Lemos    32 (0,02%)
Faro                              28 (0,02%)
Huelva                          28 (0,02%)
XFonsagrada                28 (0,02%)
Córdoba                       27 (0,02%)
Malaga                         25 (0,01%)
Castrojeriz                    25 (0,01%)
San Sebastian               25 (0,01%)
Esposende                    23 (0,01%)
Murcia                          19 (0,01%)
Roma                            19 (0,01%)
Valladolid                    19 (0,01%)
Badajoz                        18 (0,01%)
Polonia                         17 (0,01%)
Reino Unido C.F.       16 (0,01%)
San Juan de Ortega     13 (0,01%)
Benavente                   13 (0,01%)
Resto Africa                13 (0,01%)
Grado                         13 (0,01%)
Fonfría                        13 (0,01%)
La Mesa                      13 (0,01%)
Irlanda C.F.                 11 (0,01%)
Eslovaquia                   10 (0,01%)
La Bañeza                   9 (0,01%)
XGrandas de Salime   9 (0,01%)
Hungría                       7 (0,00%)
Republica Checa         7 (0,00%)
Andorra                        6 (0,00%)
Luxemburgo                 6 (0,00%)
Dinamarca                    3 (0,00%)
Finlandia                      3 (0,00%)
Jerusalem                      2 (0,00%)
Artieda                         1 (0,00%)
Reino Unido C.Ing     1 (0,00%)
Peñaseita                     1 (0,00%)
Corredoiras                 1 (0,00%)
A Rúa                          1 (0,00%)
Vincios                         1 (0,00%)
Pardellas                       1 (0,00%)
mirallos                         1 (0,00%)
Ortigueira                     1 (0,00%)
Inglaterra C.F.              1 (0,00%)
O Barco Valdeorras    1 (0,00%)
Cea                              1 (0,00%)
Borres                         1 (0,00%)
Grecia                         1 (0,00%)
Gándara                      1 (0,00%)
Rusia                           1 (0,00%)
Gonzar                        1 (0,00%)