nCube : Generalised Crop Acreages

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Identifier:
N_CROP_GEN
Name:
Generalised Crop Acreages
Type:
nCube (N)
Root unit:
Great Britain ( Show data )
Additive:
Yes
Cube Display:
Yes
Cube Download:
Yes
Text:
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 coverage: 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.

Data available for download:

Data for these unit types and dates are available to UK Federation members for download — select one:

Unit Type Date Data Count

1801 12

1866 18

1869 18

1870 6

1871 36

1877 36

1881 18

1884 6

1885 30

1891 24

1900 18

1901 30

1910 18

1920 18

1930 18

1931 36

1940 18

1950 18

1960 18

1961 28

1970 18

1920 300

1930 288

1931 366

1940 288

1950 288

1960 282

1961 360

1970 270

1801 224

1869 312

1871 312

1877 312

1885 312

1891 312

1900 246

1901 318

1910 246

1871 192

1870 198

1871 198

1877 198

1884 198

1885 198

1901 198

1931 198

1961 132

1869 18

1871 18

1877 18

1885 18

1891 18

1900 18

1901 18

1910 18

1801 19071

nCube " Generalised Crop Acreages " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_LAND Agriculture and Land Use

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_ARABLE_A Total arable area in acres



nCube " Generalised Crop Acreages " contains:


Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_CROP_GEN Generalised Crop Categories



Generalised Crop Acreages: Data map listing


Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
CROP_GEN:wheat 1 Wheat
CROP_GEN:b_and_o 1 Barley and Oats
CROP_GEN:rye 1 Rye
CROP_GEN:potato 1 Potatoes
CROP_GEN:p_and_b 1 Peas and Beans
CROP_GEN:other 1 Other