Rate : Potato Farming

Rates are used to define comparative statistics that can be mapped and graphed. For example, our occupational information includes counts of the number of workers in employment and out of employment, as well as the total number of workers. We then define a measure called the 'Unemployment Rate', which uses the number out of work rather than the number in work, and expresses it as a percentage of the total, rather than a rate per thousand. The descriptive text in the system is defined mainly for rates.

Identifier:
R_POTATO
Name:
Potato Farming
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
CROP_GEN:potato * 100.0 / AGCEN_AREA_A:total
Display as:
Continuous time series
Text:
This rate presents the acreage of potatoes, as recorded by the farm census or similar surveys such as the 1801 Crop Returns. The divisor used to compute a percentage is the total area of the reporting unit, rather than the total acreage of all crops, and this total area has had sometimes to be obtained from other sources such as the Population Census. County and national rates for 1801 are based on only those parishes for which the total area is available.

Rate " Potato Farming " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_LAND Agriculture and Land Use



Rate " Potato Farming " contains no lower-level entities.