Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Under 5 acres 5 to 50 acres 50 to 300 acres Over 300 acres
1920 831 Show data context 1,278 Show data context 1,077 Show data context 300 Show data context
1931 673 Show data context 1,090 Show data context 1,034 Show data context 269 Show data context
1950 1,028 Show data context 1,062 Show data context 864 Show data context 297 Show data context
1960 876 Show data context 927 Show data context 749 Show data context 291 Show data context
1970 329 Show data context 611 Show data context 541 Show data context 309 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The 1910 Farm Census listed farm acreages using this four-way classification, and data from later years have been simplified to the same bands. In most years, holdings of under 1 acre are specifically excluded.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Hertfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th September 2019