Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 583,988 Show data context 11,032 Show data context 803 Show data context
1921 576,237 Show data context
1930 554,274 Show data context 24,146 Show data context 700 Show data context
1931 551,279 Show data context 25,469 Show data context 752 Show data context
1940 534,811 Show data context 27,059 Show data context 715 Show data context
1941 535,692 Show data context 28,898 Show data context
1950 523,808 Show data context 27,244 Show data context 565 Show data context
1951 523,550 Show data context 27,409 Show data context
1960 510,273 Show data context 21,402 Show data context 330 Show data context
1961 506,616 Show data context 21,406 Show data context 288 Show data context
1970 490,663 Show data context 17,808 Show data context 2,338 Show data context 231 Show data context
1971 489,200 Show data context 18,327 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 total farmed area, apparently excluding rough grazings, and for some dates it also recorded other categories including the area of rough grazings and the area of woodlands. In some cases, as with orchards, the acreages seem to be included within the overall farmed area, while woodlands are always separate.

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

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Date accessed: 19th July 2019