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 08 Oct '17 - 15 Oct '17

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Slovenian 71 66 92.96
1 Danish 104 65 62.50
2 Asturian 104 59 56.73
3 Albanian 33 14 42.42
4 Basque 40 16 40.00
5 Scots 46 18 39.13
6 English 1220 421 34.51
7 Spanish 491 166 33.81
8 Bengali 37 11 29.73
9 Vietnamese 55 16 29.09

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Tajik 3185 1 0.03
48 Min Nan 118 2 1.69
47 Azerbaijani 49 3 6.12
46 Tagalog 30 2 6.67
45 Polish 374 26 6.95
44 Latvian 39 3 7.69
43 Simple English 83 8 9.64
42 Persian 206 23 11.17
41 Russian 582 70 12.03
40 Chinese 173 21 12.14

All time, as of 16 Oct '17

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Tagalog 19767 5121 25.91
1 Korean 78670 18056 22.95
2 Japanese 261962 58719 22.42
3 Norwegian (Bokmål) 145185 32088 22.10
4 Persian 109681 22427 20.45
5 Swedish 204619 41586 20.32
6 Simple English 34238 6563 19.17
7 Vietnamese 25151 4755 18.91
8 Chinese 137744 25889 18.80
9 Spanish 315429 58111 18.42

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Malagasy 29042 1931 6.65
48 Latin 26445 2893 10.94
47 Belarusian 24204 2755 11.38
46 Tamil 19209 2473 12.87
45 Greek 38488 4968 12.91
44 Slovenian 40557 5412 13.34
43 Hungarian 91144 12237 13.43
42 Ukrainian 132314 18120 13.69
41 Slovak 27028 3743 13.85
40 Galician 29127 4047 13.89