nCube : Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census
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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.

Data available for download:

Data for these unit types and dates are available to UK Federation members for download — select one:

Unit Type Date Data Count

1870 2

1871 10

1877 12

1891 8

1900 6

1901 10

1921 8

1930 6

1931 10

1940 6

1941 8

1950 6

1960 6

1961 12

1970 6

1921 124

1930 96

1931 122

1940 96

1941 122

1950 96

1960 94

1961 120

1970 90

1871 104

1877 104

1891 104

1900 82

1901 106

1870 66

1871 66

1877 66

1901 66

1931 66

1961 66

1871 6

1877 6

1891 6

1900 6

1901 6

nCube " Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census " is contained within:

Dataset Groups, bringing together related datasets:

Entity ID Entity Name
NG_AGCEN_GRASS Agricultural Census Statistics for Grassland and Rough Grazing

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_GRASS_A Total area of grassland in acres

nCube " Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_AGCEN_GRASS_GEN Agricultural Census Categories for Pasture

Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census: Data map listing

Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
AGCEN_GRASS_GEN:for_mowing 1 For mowing/for hay
AGCEN_GRASS_GEN:for_grazing 1 For grazing/not for hay