Table 1: Potato consumption by different groups in Ireland, 1841 (after Bourke, 1993)

Number Total Potato Consumption
(million) % (lb/d during 10.5 months/year)
Agricultural :
Cottiers : Total 3.263 40.16 12
Ulster 1.407 17.21 8
Farmers :<50 acres 0.601 7.36 6
Farmers:>50 acres 0.246 3.01 3
Graziers, landagents, etc. 0.026 0.32 3
Sub-total 5.563 68.07
Non-agricultural :
Clothing workers 0.742 9.08 6
Building, furniture trade 0.553 6.77 4
Miscellaneous workers 0.402 4.92 4
Professional, merchants 0.447 5.47 1
Paupers 0.019 0.23 6
Unclassified 0.448 5.48 6
Sub-total 2.611 31.93
Total 8.172