Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1870 39,539 Show data context 197,128 Show data context
1871 40,891 Show data context 198,604 Show data context
1877 49,599 Show data context 195,266 Show data context
1884 56,097 Show data context 194,582 Show data context
1885 55,524 Show data context 195,394 Show data context
1901 75,920 Show data context 179,526 Show data context
1931 84,196 Show data context 153,408 Show data context
1961 31,146 Show data context 189,024 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Fife ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st July 2019