This has nothing to do with my upcoming Camino walk therefore I am not breaking any posting promises made in my August 17, 2022 blog. 🙂
A very interesting shift in the makeup of Camino Pilgrims walking the various paths has steadily occurred since 2011. I thought it would be of interest to blog readers to know that Mujers have caught up and now surpass Hombres in terms of Camino Pilgrims.
The graph below clearly shows this trend:
- Mujers are the purple line with % shown on left hand axis
- Hombres are the green line with % shown on left hand axis
- Total Pilgrims are the bar graph with totals shown on right hand axis
The trend since 2011...other than COVID years 2020 & 2021 where pilgrim numbers were greatly reduced...including 2022 July to date have shown a steady yearly % increase in Mujers walking Camino paths. In 2011 42.3% were Mujers...as of 2022 Jul Mujers account for 52.6% of pilgrims. All numbers are from the Oficinade del Pelegrino in Santiago de Compostela.
A remarkable and positive shift for sure. I will refrain from commenting fully on the 2020/2021 temporary shift...possibly macho vs reasonableness risk tolerance came into play? 🤔
|Mujer vs Hombre % 2004 - 2022 Jul|