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 43,635 Show data context 12,603 Show data context 24,689 Show data context 564 Show data context 10,670 Show data context 8,008 Show data context 8,379 Show data context 6,663 Show data context 1,484 Show data context 0 Show data context 11,576 Show data context 29,480 Show data context 4,831 Show data context
1930 22,011 Show data context 4,280 Show data context 22,469 Show data context 374 Show data context 4,861 Show data context 5,109 Show data context 4,845 Show data context 4,836 Show data context 1,493 Show data context 0 Show data context 3,593 Show data context 28,631 Show data context 9,860 Show data context
1931 17,668 Show data context 3,781 Show data context 20,455 Show data context 147 Show data context 4,501 Show data context 5,603 Show data context 4,273 Show data context 4,400 Show data context 1,265 Show data context 0 Show data context 5,333 Show data context 31,964 Show data context 9,222 Show data context
1940 28,061 Show data context 5,236 Show data context 28,970 Show data context 210 Show data context 1,941 Show data context 5,645 Show data context 2,885 Show data context 3,843 Show data context 2,441 Show data context 0 Show data context 6,204 Show data context 20,920 Show data context 14,625 Show data context
1950 73,551 Show data context 13,724 Show data context 27,412 Show data context 414 Show data context 4,057 Show data context 13,352 Show data context 1,325 Show data context 5,116 Show data context 4,199 Show data context 0 Show data context 6,978 Show data context 81,029 Show data context 42,608 Show data context
1960 57,016 Show data context 39,408 Show data context 24,805 Show data context 125 Show data context 698 Show data context 8,552 Show data context 895 Show data context 1,835 Show data context 5,765 Show data context 0 Show data context 5,996 Show data context 97,258 Show data context 15,119 Show data context
1961 45,276 Show data context 47,519 Show data context 19,090 Show data context 36 Show data context 495 Show data context 6,299 Show data context 736 Show data context 1,304 Show data context 5,090 Show data context 0 Show data context 11,642 Show data context 104,780 Show data context 12,419 Show data context
1970 61,538 Show data context 83,047 Show data context 18,068 Show data context 21 Show data context 3,713 Show data context 7,794 Show data context 292 Show data context 156 Show data context 2,242 Show data context 0 Show data context 7,735 Show data context 71,187 Show data context 10,818 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, Warwickshire 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/10210379/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 24th August 2019