Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 19,331 Show data context 75,137 Show data context 1,577 Show data context 24,647 Show data context 446 Show data context 94,673 Show data context
1930 9,351 Show data context 55,421 Show data context 486 Show data context 17,670 Show data context 360 Show data context 85,480 Show data context
1931 8,291 Show data context 50,356 Show data context 440 Show data context 18,800 Show data context 368 Show data context 86,594 Show data context
1940 24,736 Show data context 57,723 Show data context 91 Show data context 18,905 Show data context 142 Show data context 75,919 Show data context
1950 29,609 Show data context 47,738 Show data context 715 Show data context 21,560 Show data context 345 Show data context 139,852 Show data context
1960 18,168 Show data context 42,153 Show data context 93 Show data context 12,147 Show data context 30 Show data context 144,482 Show data context
1961 14,916 Show data context 44,910 Show data context 44 Show data context 10,376 Show data context 12 Show data context 141,472 Show data context
1970 10,677 Show data context 55,528 Show data context 54 Show data context 11,092 Show data context 262 Show data context 124,925 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: 01st December 2021