Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 204,769 Show data context 232,647 Show data context
1921 206,121 Show data context 228,682 Show data context
1930 221,121 Show data context 199,525 Show data context
1931 223,337 Show data context 195,326 Show data context
1940 206,646 Show data context 194,638 Show data context
1941 185,977 Show data context 215,435 Show data context
1950 141,467 Show data context 261,800 Show data context
1951 142,944 Show data context 259,916 Show data context
1960 123,153 Show data context 272,252 Show data context
1961 123,422 Show data context 270,748 Show data context
1970 91,494 Show data context 289,542 Show data context
1971 86,199 Show data context 294,000 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: 09th August 2020