Statistics/Archives 2005

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Stats

Statistics on the projects in first trimester 2005

Paper tape

There are currently nine active Wikimedia projects. "Language count" below refers to the number of languages with at least five articles.

  • Wikipedia (encyclopedia, since January 2001): 134 languages, 50,000 editors, 1.6M articles, 27M internal links [1]
    English : 6,000 users, 400K articles, 10% new users/month;
    German : 2,000 users, 250K articles
  • Wiktionary (dictionary/thesaurus, since December 2002): 70 languages, 1,000 editors, 170K articles [2]
  • Wikiquote (quotation collection, since July 2003): 30 languages, 500 editors, 11K articles [3]
  • Wikibooks (textbook/manual collection, since July 2003): 37 languages, 1100 editors, 12K articles [4]
  • Wikinews (news portal, since November 2004): 11 languages, 290 editors, 3,200 articles [5]
  • Wikisource (primary source repository, since November 2003): 50 language portals, 300 editors, 15K articles/documents [6]
  • Meta (Wikimedia coordination, since November 2001): 33 language portals, 800 editors, 3.2K articles [7]
  • Wikicommons (Media repository, since September 2004) : 520 editors, 8.4K articles, 60K media files [8]
  • Wikispecies (Species directory, since September 2004) 42 editors, 2.8K articles [9]


New statistic features

This quarter, a much awaited new statistics feature has been announced by Erik Zachte. It took a couple of weekends to get the scripts up to date for the new database format. The layout has been improved in some places, with newest statistics showing up on top, and language names in comparison tables.

Propellors of an ATR-72
  • Record counts per namespace: [10]
  • Percentage categorised articles (same url as above)
  • Hierarchical category trees per Wikipedia (some are huge!): [11]
  • Overview for wikibooks: Chapters and counts per book

EasyTimeline charts are collected for each Wikipedia language, and listed together with the script code. This may serve as a source of inspiration to help learn the syntax. This can also help find real gems on other Wikipedias that deserve to be translated. While starting a timeline from scratch is not trivial, expanding, correcting or translating an existing chart is indeed "easy."

Wikipedia is more popular than... update

Wikipedia is more popular than...
According to Alexa Internet, as of March 2005, Wikipedia is more popular than Altavista, Excite, Walmart and Amazon UK; it is on its way to overtaking Reference.com and the New York Times.

Stats per countries

Kate wrote:
> webalizer statistics and access breakdowns by country are now available for
> all Wikimedia projects:
> 
> * http://www2.knams.wikimedia.org/stats/
> * http://www2.knams.wikimedia.org/country-stats/


This is a table of the 31 highest-pageview countries, but sorted on a
per-capita basis, using population figures from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population

It's a little hard to read here in plain text, but there are some
interesting things to observe.  First, as I have personally felt for a
long time, Wikipedia is most popular (per capita) in German-speaking
countries.  In Germany, for example, there were .3749 pageviews per
person (for whatever time period Kate studied, a day?), as compared to
.2519 in the United States.

--Jimbo (sitting in Germany at the moment)

CH      SWITZERLAND     3257554 1.50%   7,489,370       0.434957012
DE      GERMANY 30918990        14.60%  82,468,000      0.37492106
AT      AUSTRIA 2597402 1.20%   8,184,691       0.317348816
FI      FINLAND 1497528 0.70%   5,223,442       0.286693717
IL      ISRAEL  1736050 0.80%   6,276,883       0.276578359
CA      CANADA  8732647 4.10%   32,805,401      0.266195405
NL      NETHERLANDS     4132982 1.90%   16,407,491      0.251896039
US      UNITED STATES   67764804        31.90%  296,202,709     0.228778475
JP      JAPAN   25753169        12.10%  127,333,002     0.202250545
SE      SWEDEN  1814517 0.90%   9,001,774       0.201573268
SG      SINGAPORE       764117  0.40%   4,425,720       0.172653715
BE      BELGIUM 1762902 0.80%   10,364,388      0.170092243
NO      NORWAY  758707  0.40%   4,593,041       0.165186202
AU      AUSTRALIA       2927652 1.40%   20,090,437      0.145723659
UK      UNITED KINGDOM  7746798 3.70%   60,441,457      0.128170272
FR      FRANCE  7241067 3.40%   60,424,213      0.119837175
DK      DENMARK 630803  0.30%   5,432,335       0.116120048
HK      HONG KONG       779969  0.40%   6,898,686       0.113060516
PL      POLAND  4327531 2.00%   38,635,144      0.112010221
PT      PORTUGAL        966668  0.50%   10,566,212      0.091486713
CL      CHILE   1239153 0.60%   16,136,137      0.076793659
IT      ITALY   4139186 2.00%   58,103,033      0.071238725
ES      SPAIN   2587800 1.20%   43,209,511      0.059889592
PE      PERU    1649896 0.80%   27,925,628      0.059081787
MY      MALAYSIA        880847  0.40%   23,953,136      0.036773765
AR      ARGENTINA       1432035 0.70%   39,537,943      0.036219259
MX      MEXICO  2594245 1.20%   106,202,903     0.024427251
PH      PHILIPPINES     1674005 0.80%   87,857,473      0.019053644
BR      BRAZIL  3353760 1.60%   186,112,794     0.01802004
CN      CHINA   2498070 1.20%   1,306,313,812   0.001912305
IN      INDIA   1400545 0.70%   1,080,264,388   0.001296484