Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 34,706 Show data context 90,331 Show data context 1,635 Show data context 6,179 Show data context 5,766 Show data context 104,789 Show data context
1930 17,523 Show data context 54,225 Show data context 357 Show data context 5,059 Show data context 1,734 Show data context 106,005 Show data context
1931 16,100 Show data context 53,122 Show data context 322 Show data context 5,129 Show data context 1,681 Show data context 102,685 Show data context
1940 31,214 Show data context 69,336 Show data context 152 Show data context 6,536 Show data context 1,029 Show data context 95,122 Show data context
1950 49,105 Show data context 61,407 Show data context 421 Show data context 18,923 Show data context 3,498 Show data context 207,815 Show data context
1960 42,277 Show data context 76,493 Show data context 193 Show data context 12,521 Show data context 356 Show data context 205,469 Show data context
1961 39,406 Show data context 81,746 Show data context 114 Show data context 10,498 Show data context 233 Show data context 206,468 Show data context
1970 46,539 Show data context 132,162 Show data context 100 Show data context 12,789 Show data context 1,238 Show data context 172,940 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: 23rd September 2019