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Wikidata:Property proposal/Illiterate population

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illiterate populationEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

Descriptionnumber of illiterate people within a territorial entity (typically determined during a census)
Data typeQuantity
Domainterritorial entity (Q1496967)
Allowed values\d{1,10}
Example 1Khammam district (Q15371) → 1167136 (point in time (P585) → 2011)
Example 2Maredumilli mandal (Q59939828) → 9471 (point in time (P585) → 2011)
Example 3Veeraghattam mandal (Q59834188) → 33332 (point in time (P585) → 2001)


I want to primarily use this property while working with the Census of India datasets. This may also be used for other countries' census data. Please see Wikidata:Property proposal/Literate population as well. KCVelaga (talk) 11:37, 5 February 2019 (UTC)


  •   Support -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 12:38, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 17:46, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment If it is necessarily the case that '# literate' + '# illiterate' = 'total population' for a given year, isn't this property just redundant to taking 'total' - '# literate'? Mahir256 (talk) 19:35, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
    It seems to me it is not guaranteed to be a simple complement. For instance, it is possible that for some individuals it was not possible to determine whether or not they were literate (e.g. because they were very ill at the time of the census), in which case I would expect there to be no entry for il/literacy for them, meaning that the total literate + illiterate in that locality wouldn't add up to the total. Asaf Bartov (talk) 21:02, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support useful and available (at the very least) in huge dataset of Census of India. Asaf Bartov (talk) 21:02, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support David (talk) 06:39, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Ijon, Bodhisattwa, Sumita Roy Dutta, Mahir256:   Done: illiterate population (P6498). − Pintoch (talk) 18:49, 14 February 2019 (UTC)