Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year For mowing/for hay For grazing/not for hay
1921 110,917 Show data context 298,265 Show data context
1930 133,627 Show data context 285,877 Show data context
1931 127,211 Show data context 293,424 Show data context
1940 112,218 Show data context 279,870 Show data context
1941 97,916 Show data context 260,339 Show data context
1950 72,076 Show data context 231,568 Show data context
1960 83,885 Show data context 214,406 Show data context
1961 76,034 Show data context 220,618 Show data context
1970 69,243 Show data context 208,525 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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In certain years, the Agricultural Census divided the acreage of Permanent Pasture by usage. In 1871, 1891-1901 and 1921-31 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'not for hay'. In 1940-41 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'for grazing'. In 1950-70 it was divided into 'for mowing' and 'for grazing'. 'For hay' is included here with 'for mowing', and 'not for hay' with 'for grazing'. The Scottish Farm Census used some more complex classifications of permanent grass, and in 1961 did not identify 'rotation grasses' but ...


sub-divided grassland into over and under seven years old; these classifications have been mapped to this simpler form.

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

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Date accessed: 15th July 2019