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Wikidata:Property proposal/Literate population

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literate populationEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

Descriptionnumber of literate people within a territorial entity (typically determined during a census)
Data typeQuantity
Domainterritorial entity (Q1496967)
Allowed values\d{1,10}
Example 1Khammam district (Q15371) → 1630234 (point in time (P585) → 2011)
Example 2Maredumilli mandal (Q59939828) → 10036 (point in time (P585) → 2011)
Example 3Veeraghattam mandal (Q59834188) → 30550 (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/Illiterate population as well. KCVelaga (talk) 11:35, 5 February 2019 (UTC)


  •   Support -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 12:37, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment shouldn't it be simpler to have just one property for the literacy percentage? Literacy is often reported like this, I think. − Pintoch (talk) 16:28, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
    • @Pintoch: That's true for a lot of other countries, where exact figures such as this may not be available from which to obtain a percentage. I don't see any particular harm in including this number (even though this only continues to sidestep, for some users, the general question of how best to represent subpopulations), but I wouldn't mind a separate 'literacy rate' property either.
  •   Support Mahir256 (talk) 19:32, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support useful and available (at the very least) in huge dataset of Census of India. Asaf Bartov (talk) 20:59, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support David (talk) 06:38, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Ijon, Bodhisattwa, Pintoch, Mahir256:   Done: literate population (P6499). − Pintoch (talk) 18:49, 14 February 2019 (UTC)