Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 55,217 Show data context 61,221 Show data context 266 Show data context 3,222 Show data context 8,436 Show data context 112,605 Show data context
1930 29,970 Show data context 36,684 Show data context 191 Show data context 2,038 Show data context 5,229 Show data context 108,662 Show data context
1931 25,435 Show data context 34,692 Show data context 148 Show data context 2,050 Show data context 4,881 Show data context 109,454 Show data context
1940 38,423 Show data context 52,705 Show data context 18 Show data context 2,578 Show data context 1,307 Show data context 90,034 Show data context
1950 60,527 Show data context 64,872 Show data context 666 Show data context 8,454 Show data context 2,919 Show data context 175,850 Show data context
1960 42,249 Show data context 88,654 Show data context 114 Show data context 4,392 Show data context 450 Show data context 166,256 Show data context
1961 37,876 Show data context 89,478 Show data context 52 Show data context 3,386 Show data context 348 Show data context 171,230 Show data context
1970 60,852 Show data context 132,770 Show data context 43 Show data context 3,792 Show data context 2,679 Show data context 113,491 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: 21st November 2019