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 47,641 Show data context 61,192 Show data context 25,383 Show data context 1,927 Show data context 13,110 Show data context 11,721 Show data context 23,800 Show data context 7,063 Show data context 3,610 Show data context 0 Show data context 19,221 Show data context 42,653 Show data context 13,119 Show data context
1930 49,760 Show data context 47,215 Show data context 26,414 Show data context 551 Show data context 13,820 Show data context 13,971 Show data context 15,965 Show data context 5,957 Show data context 1,999 Show data context 0 Show data context 8,367 Show data context 39,704 Show data context 28,092 Show data context
1931 44,734 Show data context 47,292 Show data context 23,257 Show data context 546 Show data context 13,843 Show data context 14,570 Show data context 14,419 Show data context 5,394 Show data context 1,773 Show data context 0 Show data context 13,190 Show data context 46,480 Show data context 24,088 Show data context
1940 55,491 Show data context 47,959 Show data context 27,061 Show data context 85 Show data context 6,325 Show data context 21,919 Show data context 10,787 Show data context 3,936 Show data context 2,436 Show data context 0 Show data context 10,728 Show data context 33,472 Show data context 32,160 Show data context
1950 86,483 Show data context 48,747 Show data context 19,738 Show data context 1,379 Show data context 3,991 Show data context 40,614 Show data context 3,762 Show data context 3,749 Show data context 4,422 Show data context 0 Show data context 5,606 Show data context 44,028 Show data context 50,893 Show data context
1960 75,926 Show data context 89,918 Show data context 16,431 Show data context 352 Show data context 6,500 Show data context 28,861 Show data context 2,300 Show data context 2,552 Show data context 6,149 Show data context 1 Show data context 4,182 Show data context 53,890 Show data context 32,898 Show data context
1961 67,256 Show data context 96,280 Show data context 15,308 Show data context 268 Show data context 5,456 Show data context 24,119 Show data context 1,800 Show data context 2,076 Show data context 5,860 Show data context 16 Show data context 6,212 Show data context 63,840 Show data context 30,215 Show data context
1970 93,215 Show data context 120,168 Show data context 11,569 Show data context 342 Show data context 7,093 Show data context 22,829 Show data context 1,125 Show data context 530 Show data context 2,908 Show data context 0 Show data context 5,855 Show data context 32,175 Show data context 41,414 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, Parts of Kesteven 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/10134821/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 20th January 2020