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 46,088 Show data context 37,101 Show data context 32,942 Show data context 932 Show data context 7,515 Show data context 3,215 Show data context 15,440 Show data context 5,650 Show data context 1,846 Show data context 0 Show data context 15,776 Show data context 34,649 Show data context 7,576 Show data context
1930 33,663 Show data context 20,425 Show data context 29,214 Show data context 411 Show data context 4,276 Show data context 1,693 Show data context 11,285 Show data context 4,205 Show data context 1,938 Show data context 0 Show data context 7,376 Show data context 38,223 Show data context 7,616 Show data context
1931 28,937 Show data context 18,575 Show data context 26,409 Show data context 312 Show data context 4,107 Show data context 1,884 Show data context 9,495 Show data context 3,876 Show data context 1,773 Show data context 0 Show data context 8,363 Show data context 42,973 Show data context 6,773 Show data context
1940 39,367 Show data context 23,162 Show data context 33,266 Show data context 101 Show data context 1,127 Show data context 2,046 Show data context 6,416 Show data context 3,122 Show data context 4,043 Show data context 0 Show data context 7,581 Show data context 28,923 Show data context 7,427 Show data context
1950 52,741 Show data context 44,064 Show data context 28,395 Show data context 299 Show data context 2,296 Show data context 6,413 Show data context 2,987 Show data context 3,432 Show data context 6,244 Show data context 0 Show data context 7,690 Show data context 63,474 Show data context 19,468 Show data context
1960 39,250 Show data context 83,057 Show data context 14,986 Show data context 146 Show data context 580 Show data context 3,498 Show data context 1,488 Show data context 1,007 Show data context 8,419 Show data context 0 Show data context 4,139 Show data context 72,977 Show data context 9,460 Show data context
1961 32,626 Show data context 85,607 Show data context 11,182 Show data context 45 Show data context 587 Show data context 2,764 Show data context 1,312 Show data context 738 Show data context 7,562 Show data context 2 Show data context 7,729 Show data context 77,024 Show data context 8,453 Show data context
1970 54,478 Show data context 112,721 Show data context 11,019 Show data context 99 Show data context 3,547 Show data context 2,841 Show data context 556 Show data context 116 Show data context 3,579 Show data context 0 Show data context 5,559 Show data context 55,980 Show data context 5,295 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, Oxfordshire 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/10134808/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 22nd May 2022