Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 491,444 Show data context 3,697 Show data context 1,946 Show data context
1921 489,772 Show data context
1930 473,707 Show data context 8,887 Show data context 2,075 Show data context
1931 471,767 Show data context 9,085 Show data context 2,224 Show data context
1940 466,494 Show data context 11,566 Show data context 2,841 Show data context
1941 466,153 Show data context 13,166 Show data context
1950 463,493 Show data context 6,446 Show data context 2,888 Show data context
1951 463,888 Show data context 6,056 Show data context
1960 454,577 Show data context 4,871 Show data context 2,460 Show data context
1961 453,644 Show data context 5,489 Show data context 2,496 Show data context
1970 429,012 Show data context 5,079 Show data context 2,320 Show data context 1,924 Show data context
1971 431,745 Show data context 5,296 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, Warwickshire 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