Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 47,849 Show data context 53,576 Show data context 419 Show data context 3,013 Show data context 12,412 Show data context 65,510 Show data context
1930 32,624 Show data context 35,108 Show data context 218 Show data context 1,707 Show data context 7,571 Show data context 52,807 Show data context
1931 26,406 Show data context 33,936 Show data context 94 Show data context 1,766 Show data context 6,787 Show data context 55,380 Show data context
1940 38,095 Show data context 46,315 Show data context 50 Show data context 1,899 Show data context 2,268 Show data context 51,807 Show data context
1950 77,953 Show data context 60,971 Show data context 262 Show data context 9,781 Show data context 4,307 Show data context 126,722 Show data context
1960 66,187 Show data context 84,384 Show data context 90 Show data context 6,443 Show data context 3,241 Show data context 106,820 Show data context
1961 58,251 Show data context 87,219 Show data context 36 Show data context 5,385 Show data context 2,654 Show data context 113,471 Show data context
1970 80,898 Show data context 138,745 Show data context 30 Show data context 6,311 Show data context 6,465 Show data context 76,778 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 October 2019