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 2,094 Show data context 5,625 Show data context 3,151 Show data context 207 Show data context
1931 1,643 Show data context 4,959 Show data context 3,157 Show data context 178 Show data context
1950 1,660 Show data context 4,641 Show data context 3,050 Show data context 181 Show data context
1960 1,579 Show data context 4,027 Show data context 2,934 Show data context 197 Show data context
1970 446 Show data context 2,721 Show data context 2,574 Show data context 306 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, Staffordshire 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: 23rd July 2019