Gender by language

This plot shows the top 40 Wikipedia Languages (by number of gendered biographies), and compares their number of gendered biographies to female percentage of those biographies. This cutoff is arbitrary for the sake of clearly visualizing the distribution across major Wikipedia languages. For a comprehensive coverage, one can fetch the complete data from the data repository.

The changes show the number of biographies added and the female percentage change between the two latest snapshots.

As of January 2016 about 98% of biographies were attached to at least one Wikipedia site, so this data is mostly complete.

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Changes 12 Feb '17 - 19 Feb '17

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Basque 38 23 60.53
1 Japanese 527 296 56.17
2 Latvian 65 32 49.23
3 Galician 77 33 42.86
4 Spanish 421 165 39.19
5 Swedish 108 33 30.56
6 Chinese 147 44 29.93
7 Finnish 318 94 29.56
8 Haitian 61 18 29.51
9 Scots 62 18 29.03

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Urdu 41 0 0.00
48 South Azerbaijani 101 1 0.99
47 Simple English 82 6 7.32
46 Korean 381 31 8.14
45 Malagasy 34 3 8.82
44 Norwegian (Bokmål) 52 5 9.62
43 Vietnamese 48 5 10.42
42 Turkish 680 74 10.88
41 Serbian 35 4 11.43
40 Ukrainian 530 61 11.51

All time, as of 19 Feb '17

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Welsh 17841 9332 52.31
1 Korean 71471 16927 23.68
2 Japanese 242394 53978 22.27
3 Norwegian (Bokmål) 139997 30752 21.97
4 Persian 100990 20872 20.67
5 Swedish 196780 39910 20.28
6 Simple English 31979 6149 19.23
7 Vietnamese 22887 4196 18.33
8 Chinese 129626 23477 18.11
9 Serbian 32789 5919 18.05

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Malagasy 28827 1925 6.68
48 Slovenian 38353 3639 9.49
47 Belarusian 22718 2447 10.77
46 Latin 26074 2824 10.83
45 Greek 34325 4100 11.94
44 Tamil 16814 2159 12.84
43 Hungarian 84651 11223 13.26
42 Ukrainian 122478 16421 13.41
41 Slovak 26189 3577 13.66
40 Galician 28022 3833 13.68