Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1920 57,694 Show data context 20,334 Show data context 40,963 Show data context 527 Show data context 4,929 Show data context 6,393 Show data context 6,952 Show data context 6,020 Show data context 2,506 Show data context 0 Show data context 16,391 Show data context 36,244 Show data context 8,252 Show data context
1930 39,067 Show data context 15,830 Show data context 33,861 Show data context 135 Show data context 2,574 Show data context 3,329 Show data context 3,209 Show data context 3,971 Show data context 2,175 Show data context 0 Show data context 12,353 Show data context 35,440 Show data context 12,662 Show data context
1931 32,323 Show data context 15,263 Show data context 29,022 Show data context 124 Show data context 2,654 Show data context 3,710 Show data context 2,635 Show data context 3,488 Show data context 1,923 Show data context 0 Show data context 11,603 Show data context 42,897 Show data context 12,978 Show data context
1940 43,820 Show data context 20,380 Show data context 25,766 Show data context 56 Show data context 2,070 Show data context 4,301 Show data context 2,063 Show data context 2,575 Show data context 2,999 Show data context 0 Show data context 9,797 Show data context 26,887 Show data context 14,011 Show data context
1950 51,033 Show data context 37,666 Show data context 25,087 Show data context 416 Show data context 2,114 Show data context 7,536 Show data context 748 Show data context 2,829 Show data context 3,364 Show data context 0 Show data context 6,601 Show data context 41,605 Show data context 25,061 Show data context
1960 44,853 Show data context 67,544 Show data context 13,308 Show data context 110 Show data context 1,559 Show data context 5,367 Show data context 486 Show data context 971 Show data context 3,852 Show data context 0 Show data context 4,914 Show data context 41,878 Show data context 14,099 Show data context
1961 39,082 Show data context 71,296 Show data context 11,178 Show data context 14 Show data context 1,463 Show data context 4,254 Show data context 271 Show data context 702 Show data context 3,630 Show data context 0 Show data context 6,436 Show data context 46,341 Show data context 12,841 Show data context
1970 50,575 Show data context 93,074 Show data context 8,264 Show data context 16 Show data context 8,286 Show data context 3,991 Show data context 122 Show data context 95 Show data context 1,214 Show data context 0 Show data context 4,338 Show data context 27,071 Show data context 7,768 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Hertfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10001158/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 20th October 2019