Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1920 31,501 Show data context 6,280 Show data context 89,381 Show data context 2,326 Show data context 865 Show data context 50,239 Show data context 12,316 Show data context 2,578 Show data context 3,356 Show data context 0 Show data context 3,003 Show data context 78,778 Show data context 6,257 Show data context
1930 15,671 Show data context 986 Show data context 73,961 Show data context 374 Show data context 1,504 Show data context 35,488 Show data context 5,763 Show data context 1,601 Show data context 761 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,751 Show data context 58,152 Show data context 10,885 Show data context
1931 12,461 Show data context 658 Show data context 67,833 Show data context 247 Show data context 1,578 Show data context 36,461 Show data context 5,543 Show data context 1,581 Show data context 700 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,948 Show data context 60,110 Show data context 11,302 Show data context
1940 30,983 Show data context 1,090 Show data context 82,974 Show data context 115 Show data context 311 Show data context 38,084 Show data context 4,981 Show data context 2,175 Show data context 2,708 Show data context 0 Show data context 696 Show data context 44,191 Show data context 18,728 Show data context
1950 30,797 Show data context 2,220 Show data context 74,198 Show data context 1,735 Show data context 667 Show data context 36,094 Show data context 4,628 Show data context 2,884 Show data context 3,342 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,016 Show data context 75,432 Show data context 28,230 Show data context
1960 28,421 Show data context 16,414 Show data context 41,234 Show data context 118 Show data context 63 Show data context 21,281 Show data context 1,691 Show data context 867 Show data context 3,153 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,176 Show data context 70,943 Show data context 23,311 Show data context
1961 25,652 Show data context 23,567 Show data context 36,725 Show data context 218 Show data context 179 Show data context 19,090 Show data context 1,366 Show data context 672 Show data context 2,639 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,817 Show data context 73,707 Show data context 20,323 Show data context
1970 13,834 Show data context 66,683 Show data context 10,205 Show data context 1 Show data context 302 Show data context 15,349 Show data context 612 Show data context 145 Show data context 822 Show data context 0 Show data context 2,041 Show data context 50,906 Show data context 24,331 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Lancashire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10041831/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 17th October 2019