Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1950-70 1950 1960 1970
Under 5 acres 1,660 Show data context 1,579 Show data context 446 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 2,013 Show data context 1,664 Show data context 933 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 561 Show data context 448 Show data context 339 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 865 Show data context 746 Show data context 536 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 1,202 Show data context 1,169 Show data context 913 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 1,545 Show data context 1,518 Show data context 1,284 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 739 Show data context 677 Show data context 608 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 766 Show data context 739 Show data context 682 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 165 Show data context 170 Show data context 217 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 12 Show data context 21 Show data context 58 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 22 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
Date: Source:
1950 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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Between 1950 and 1970, the Agricultural Census reported farm sizes using these categories, defined in acres.

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10102390/cube/AGCEN_FARMSIZE_A_1950

Date accessed: 23rd July 2019