Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 157,977 Show data context 181,869 Show data context
1921 158,672 Show data context 177,905 Show data context
1930 187,151 Show data context 135,792 Show data context
1931 189,617 Show data context 132,050 Show data context
1940 177,012 Show data context 134,062 Show data context
1941 152,523 Show data context 161,003 Show data context
1950 104,061 Show data context 217,253 Show data context
1951 107,394 Show data context 214,238 Show data context
1960 96,324 Show data context 222,427 Show data context
1961 96,952 Show data context 221,493 Show data context
1970 76,896 Show data context 229,197 Show data context
1971 73,478 Show data context 231,376 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: 07th April 2020