Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

No chart.

Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 92,811 Show data context 51,941 Show data context 21,645 Show data context
1930 104,433 Show data context 44,110 Show data context 26,343 Show data context
1931 109,371 Show data context 43,930 Show data context 30,657 Show data context
1940 135,780 Show data context 58,518 Show data context 33,885 Show data context
1950 143,029 Show data context 58,150 Show data context 44,581 Show data context
1960 119,682 Show data context 70,924 Show data context 45,877 Show data context
1961 124,089 Show data context 75,521 Show data context 48,412 Show data context
1970 128,517 Show data context 76,862 Show data context 57,827 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

This website exists to help people doing personal research projects on particular areas within a locality. So long as you are using our data for only a small number of units, you are not making money out of what you are doing, and you are not systematically re-publishing our data, you do not need to request permission from us, but you do need to acknowledge us as your source with the wording:

"This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth".

Where the above statement is included in a web page or similar online resource, the reference to "www.VisionofBritain.org.uk" must be a working hyperlink.

nCube definition


This set of three generalised categories was suggested by Dr. John Chapman (University of Portsmouth) and creates a broad distinction between dairy and beef cattle, plus calves aged under one. Data from 1900 onwards have been re-classified in this way.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10102390/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 19th July 2019