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 47,849 Show data context 33,866 Show data context 19,710 Show data context 419 Show data context 12,412 Show data context 3,013 Show data context 9,682 Show data context 5,403 Show data context 1,838 Show data context 0 Show data context 16,568 Show data context 25,820 Show data context 6,199 Show data context
1930 32,624 Show data context 15,832 Show data context 19,276 Show data context 218 Show data context 7,571 Show data context 1,707 Show data context 6,207 Show data context 4,225 Show data context 2,471 Show data context 0 Show data context 6,953 Show data context 24,449 Show data context 8,502 Show data context
1931 26,406 Show data context 16,423 Show data context 17,513 Show data context 94 Show data context 6,787 Show data context 1,766 Show data context 5,296 Show data context 4,193 Show data context 2,265 Show data context 0 Show data context 7,958 Show data context 28,813 Show data context 6,855 Show data context
1940 38,095 Show data context 19,104 Show data context 27,211 Show data context 50 Show data context 2,268 Show data context 1,899 Show data context 3,449 Show data context 3,448 Show data context 3,641 Show data context 0 Show data context 9,764 Show data context 19,784 Show data context 11,721 Show data context
1950 77,953 Show data context 32,830 Show data context 28,141 Show data context 262 Show data context 4,307 Show data context 9,781 Show data context 1,459 Show data context 4,934 Show data context 6,914 Show data context 0 Show data context 9,957 Show data context 77,189 Show data context 26,269 Show data context
1960 66,187 Show data context 62,626 Show data context 21,758 Show data context 90 Show data context 3,241 Show data context 6,443 Show data context 873 Show data context 1,768 Show data context 8,255 Show data context 0 Show data context 5,908 Show data context 78,711 Show data context 11,305 Show data context
1961 58,251 Show data context 69,991 Show data context 17,228 Show data context 36 Show data context 2,654 Show data context 5,385 Show data context 533 Show data context 1,386 Show data context 7,002 Show data context 0 Show data context 8,896 Show data context 86,158 Show data context 9,496 Show data context
1970 80,898 Show data context 119,692 Show data context 19,053 Show data context 30 Show data context 6,465 Show data context 6,311 Show data context 505 Show data context 226 Show data context 5,436 Show data context 0 Show data context 8,824 Show data context 54,527 Show data context 7,260 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, Northamptonshire 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/10073881/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 19th September 2019