Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 43,635 Show data context 37,292 Show data context 564 Show data context 8,008 Show data context 10,670 Show data context 62,413 Show data context
1930 22,011 Show data context 26,749 Show data context 374 Show data context 5,109 Show data context 4,861 Show data context 53,258 Show data context
1931 17,668 Show data context 24,236 Show data context 147 Show data context 5,603 Show data context 4,501 Show data context 56,457 Show data context
1940 28,061 Show data context 34,206 Show data context 210 Show data context 5,645 Show data context 1,941 Show data context 50,918 Show data context
1950 73,551 Show data context 41,136 Show data context 414 Show data context 13,352 Show data context 4,057 Show data context 141,255 Show data context
1960 57,016 Show data context 64,213 Show data context 125 Show data context 8,552 Show data context 698 Show data context 126,868 Show data context
1961 45,276 Show data context 66,609 Show data context 36 Show data context 6,299 Show data context 495 Show data context 135,971 Show data context
1970 61,538 Show data context 101,115 Show data context 21 Show data context 7,794 Show data context 3,713 Show data context 92,430 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: 24th July 2019