Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 409,126 Show data context 174,862 Show data context
1921 409,182 Show data context 167,055 Show data context
1930 419,504 Show data context 134,770 Show data context
1931 420,635 Show data context 130,644 Show data context
1940 392,088 Show data context 142,723 Show data context
1941 358,255 Show data context 177,437 Show data context
1950 303,644 Show data context 220,164 Show data context
1951 308,126 Show data context 215,424 Show data context
1960 298,291 Show data context 211,982 Show data context
1961 296,652 Show data context 209,964 Show data context
1970 277,768 Show data context 212,895 Show data context
1971 273,277 Show data context 215,923 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1971 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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The Agricultural Census was not primarily a land use survey, but it did record the area of 'Arable Land' in each farm, and the area of 'Permanent Grass'. The latter was sometimes sub-divided into grass 'for Hay' and 'not for Hay'. The Scottish Farm Census in 1961 classified grassland not into 'Permanent' and 'Rotation' but into grassland aged over and under 7 years old; we treat the latter as being equivalent to 'rotation', and therefore as arable. We do not include the area of 'Rough Grazings' here as it was not r...


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Date accessed: 18th July 2019