While you read this, Wikipedia develops at a rate of over 1.9 edits per second, performed by editors from all over the world. Currently, the English Wikipedia includes 6,134,967 articles and it averages 601 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.
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A number of analysis of wiki metrics like edits, page creation, visits and links. In the form of lists, tables and rankings.
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Graph showing the number of days between every 10,000,000 edits.
The following tools include artistic, graphs, maps and other visualization projects.
|WikiShark||Page views||WikiShark enables the viewing and comparison of pageview traffic data for the years 2008-2020. The data is updated hourly.|
|Listen to Wikipedia||Edits||GitHub||Visual and audio illustration of live editing activity on Wikipedia.|
|Pageviews Analysis||Page views||GitHub||Page views statistics for several Wikipedia languages. You can select by month and the last 10, 20, 30, 60 or 90 days.|
|WikiChecker||Edits||Actuality of Wikipedia based on last edits, ranking by users and pages. Edit-war detector and more.|
|GitHub||Numbers and graphs for several core metrics, updated monthly with data and newer features added quarterly.|
|Wikistats1||Edits||Erik Zachte's statistics for all projects and all languages. Updated monthly, its replacement Wikistats2 is actively worked on|
|wikipulse||Edits||GitHub||A real-time view of current edit rates on various major language Wikipedias using node.js. The app connects to Wikimedia IRC chatrooms where page edits are announced by a bot, and keeps track of the edits.|
|wlm-stats||GLAM||GitHub||Statistics and graphs about the Wiki Loves Monuments photograph contest. It offers metadata files to create your own statistics.|
|wmcharts||Edits||GitHub||A collection of charts about Wikimedia projects, including activity on recent changes, new pages, deletions, blocks, protections, file uploads, reverts and more.|
|wmcounter||Edits||GitHub||A near real-time edit counter for all Wikimedia projects together. Every increase means that someone in any part of the world has clicked the "Save" button and sent his or her changes. Pretty amazing to see, perfect for background in wiki conferences. The 1 billionth edit took place on April 16, 2010.|
|Relative quality and popularity evaluation of the articles in the various language versions of Wikipedia.|
There are some available datasets that you can download and process:
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:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to English Wikipedia statistics.|