Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 437,416 Show data context 2,414 Show data context 2,232 Show data context
1921 434,803 Show data context
1930 420,646 Show data context 8,503 Show data context 2,224 Show data context
1931 418,663 Show data context 9,394 Show data context 2,203 Show data context
1940 401,284 Show data context 12,261 Show data context 2,062 Show data context
1941 401,412 Show data context 13,021 Show data context
1950 403,267 Show data context 5,771 Show data context 1,966 Show data context
1951 402,860 Show data context 5,158 Show data context
1960 395,405 Show data context 3,103 Show data context 1,374 Show data context
1961 394,170 Show data context 3,511 Show data context 1,296 Show data context
1970 381,036 Show data context 3,135 Show data context 1,187 Show data context 451 Show data context
1971 380,199 Show data context 3,230 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, Nottinghamshire 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: 09th August 2020