Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 35,980 Show data context 54,771 Show data context 369 Show data context 3,857 Show data context 8,897 Show data context 84,444 Show data context
1930 16,499 Show data context 32,653 Show data context 175 Show data context 2,611 Show data context 4,909 Show data context 87,249 Show data context
1931 16,202 Show data context 29,965 Show data context 178 Show data context 2,644 Show data context 4,683 Show data context 86,488 Show data context
1940 28,531 Show data context 48,235 Show data context 62 Show data context 3,737 Show data context 1,401 Show data context 78,050 Show data context
1950 33,581 Show data context 47,995 Show data context 339 Show data context 7,319 Show data context 1,996 Show data context 181,256 Show data context
1960 19,826 Show data context 52,801 Show data context 193 Show data context 5,053 Show data context 501 Show data context 189,323 Show data context
1961 15,751 Show data context 53,954 Show data context 84 Show data context 4,071 Show data context 304 Show data context 193,292 Show data context
1970 29,166 Show data context 77,569 Show data context 116 Show data context 4,699 Show data context 1,261 Show data context 160,737 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: 23rd September 2019