Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 31,501 Show data context 95,661 Show data context 2,326 Show data context 50,239 Show data context 865 Show data context 106,288 Show data context
1930 15,671 Show data context 74,947 Show data context 374 Show data context 35,488 Show data context 1,504 Show data context 78,913 Show data context
1931 12,461 Show data context 68,491 Show data context 247 Show data context 36,461 Show data context 1,578 Show data context 81,184 Show data context
1940 30,983 Show data context 84,064 Show data context 115 Show data context 38,084 Show data context 311 Show data context 73,479 Show data context
1950 30,797 Show data context 76,418 Show data context 1,735 Show data context 36,094 Show data context 667 Show data context 115,532 Show data context
1960 28,421 Show data context 57,648 Show data context 118 Show data context 21,281 Show data context 63 Show data context 101,141 Show data context
1961 25,652 Show data context 60,292 Show data context 218 Show data context 19,090 Show data context 179 Show data context 100,524 Show data context
1970 13,834 Show data context 76,888 Show data context 1 Show data context 15,349 Show data context 302 Show data context 78,857 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This classification is designed to permit data from the 1801 Crop Returns to be included with data from the annual Agricultural Census from 1866 onwards. The 1801 Returns were highly simplified, and varied in what they reported from one parish to another, so in practice we can consistently identify only three individual crops (wheat, rye and potatoes) and two pairings ("Barley and Oats", and "Peas and Beans"). Everything else has to be included in "Other". The 1801 returns also provided limited geographical cov...


erage: a great many parishes were missing from the data, and some additional parish names could not be identified, matched more than one parish within the named county, or lacked information on the county they were in. Nottinghamshire is completely missing. County totals include data for parishes that could not be identified. The national total for England includes parishes with missing county information. The national total for England is also used as the total for England and Wales, to permit the web site to present comparisons with national totals, even though the 1801 returns contain no data on Wales.

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Date accessed: 19th August 2019