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Home vegetable production, 1956 and 1971 (2nd of 2)

The 1956 census provided a snapshot of home production of vegetables. Over 50% of New Zealand households grew at least some of their potatoes and other vegetables – a figure that fell to just under 50% in cities. A similar snapshot in 1971 found that home production of vegetables had declined. In that year just 34% of households grew some of their potatoes and 51% grew some of their other vegetable requirements.

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Source: New Zealand census, 1956

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Housing - Interior planning and living', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/39232/home-vegetable-production-1956-and-1971 (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013