Wikidata:Property proposal/population density rank

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population density rank[edit]

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   Under discussion
Descriptionthe ranking of the item's population density in the set of similar items. Envisaged sets are district of England (Q349084); non-metropolitan county (Q769603); ceremonial county of England (Q180673); Scottish district (Q21457810); principal area of Wales (Q15979307) and district of Northern Ireland (Q17364572)
Data typeString
Template parameter"population_density_rank" in en:template:infobox settlement
Domainadministrative territorial entity (Q56061)
Allowed values[1-9][0-9]{0,2}(st|nd|rd|th)
Example 1London Borough of Islington (Q205817) → 1st
Example 2London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Q208152) → 2nd
Example 3Eden (Q301637) → 317th
Planned useSee motivation
See alsopopulation rank (proposed); area rank (proposed)


This is part of the same exercise as population rank and area rank and I suggest the proposals should should fail or succeed together. It will be qualified with a point in time (P585) and a new value will be added each year when new population estimates are published. Keith Edkins (talk) 23:17, 5 November 2019 (UTC)


  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment "similar items" seems ill-defined. I think you should use some sort of (required) qualifier to specify the context; I'm not sure if we have anything comparable right now as a property. In principle if Wikidata had complete data you could just compute ranks like this, but I can understand it's useful to save them. ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:19, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I wonder whether it would be better, from the viewpoint of potential internationalisation, to just store the number and use the {{Ordinal}} template on it to generate (in English) the st-nd-rd-th suffix. Keith Edkins (talk) 17:00, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose See Wikidata:Property_proposal/population_rank. --Tinker Bell 22:03, 16 November 2019 (UTC)