Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 56,665 Show data context 116,071 Show data context 7,094 Show data context 6,474 Show data context 3,660 Show data context 181,016 Show data context
1930 36,656 Show data context 79,827 Show data context 2,932 Show data context 3,924 Show data context 2,374 Show data context 148,344 Show data context
1931 34,612 Show data context 71,518 Show data context 2,191 Show data context 3,790 Show data context 2,240 Show data context 150,043 Show data context
1940 46,304 Show data context 91,376 Show data context 734 Show data context 5,607 Show data context 596 Show data context 123,868 Show data context
1950 72,296 Show data context 107,527 Show data context 1,260 Show data context 14,009 Show data context 1,400 Show data context 202,838 Show data context
1960 41,792 Show data context 154,653 Show data context 246 Show data context 7,161 Show data context 82 Show data context 201,895 Show data context
1961 37,595 Show data context 153,879 Show data context 142 Show data context 5,326 Show data context 130 Show data context 204,456 Show data context
1970 69,977 Show data context 174,781 Show data context 483 Show data context 5,452 Show data context 6,519 Show data context 146,431 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: 03rd August 2021