Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 328,862 Show data context 162,582 Show data context
1921 333,585 Show data context 156,187 Show data context
1930 361,345 Show data context 112,362 Show data context
1931 363,155 Show data context 108,612 Show data context
1940 345,513 Show data context 120,981 Show data context
1941 266,820 Show data context 199,333 Show data context
1950 189,728 Show data context 273,765 Show data context
1951 196,887 Show data context 267,001 Show data context
1960 197,105 Show data context 257,472 Show data context
1961 198,958 Show data context 254,686 Show data context
1970 162,406 Show data context 266,606 Show data context
1971 161,214 Show data context 270,531 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 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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Date accessed: 15th July 2019