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While you read this, Wikipedia develops at a rate of over 1.8 edits per second, performed by editors from all over the world. Currently, the English Wikipedia includes 5,953,211 articles and it averages 587 new articles per day. This amount of data can be analysed in many ways. The best way to get an idea of the bigger picture is with statistics.

This page shows some figures about Wikipedia, analysis of different patterns and compiles related tools, covering various aspects of Wikipedia, whether as an encyclopedia, a website, or a community. Some provide current snapshots and others track growth and development over time. It includes also frameworks and datasets that can help you in creating your own statistics.

StatisticsEdit

English Wikipedia (update)
Articles 5,953,211
Pages 48,801,319
Files 883,002
Edits 917,114,858
Users 37,400,649
Admins 1,154
Active users[note 1][1] -
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AnalysisEdit

A number of analysis of wiki metrics like edits, page creation, visits and links. In the form of lists, tables and rankings.

GeneralEdit

Articles and edits

ImagesEdit

LinksEdit

Page viewsEdit

Deletion and vandalism statisticsEdit

VisualizationsEdit

The following tools include artistic, graphs, maps and other visualization projects.

FrameworksEdit

  • mediawiki-utilities – A set of utilities for accessing and processing MediaWiki data, including XML dumps

DatasetsEdit

There are available some datasets that you can download and process:

Archived statisticsEdit

The following statistical resources are currently unavailable or no longer updated, and listed for historical interest. They are sorted by the month in which they were last updated:

Archived analysisEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Registered users who have performed an action in the last 30 days; the number of unregistered active users is not compiled

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Per wm-bot.wmflabs.org, This no longer works.

External linksEdit