Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 91,576 Show data context 293,001 Show data context 12,750 Show data context 20,296 Show data context 19,088 Show data context 351,884 Show data context
1930 82,623 Show data context 250,545 Show data context 4,708 Show data context 16,742 Show data context 13,916 Show data context 359,154 Show data context
1931 86,237 Show data context 257,693 Show data context 4,131 Show data context 17,875 Show data context 12,421 Show data context 340,678 Show data context
1940 106,046 Show data context 276,176 Show data context 3,747 Show data context 27,691 Show data context 6,910 Show data context 316,695 Show data context
1950 124,357 Show data context 277,842 Show data context 16,745 Show data context 39,269 Show data context 5,247 Show data context 340,013 Show data context
1960 130,253 Show data context 331,672 Show data context 3,208 Show data context 33,639 Show data context 3,604 Show data context 321,849 Show data context
1961 130,533 Show data context 330,220 Show data context 4,622 Show data context 29,252 Show data context 3,688 Show data context 328,576 Show data context
1970 152,446 Show data context 362,651 Show data context 2,540 Show data context 39,725 Show data context 7,798 Show data context 282,080 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: 17th September 2019