Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1950-70 1950 1960 1970
Under 5 acres 895 Show data context 907 Show data context 228 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 660 Show data context 551 Show data context 271 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 138 Show data context 120 Show data context 85 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 180 Show data context 145 Show data context 117 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 233 Show data context 223 Show data context 145 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 358 Show data context 337 Show data context 227 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 234 Show data context 210 Show data context 130 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 366 Show data context 336 Show data context 249 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 196 Show data context 183 Show data context 163 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 59 Show data context 58 Show data context 68 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 33 Show data context 40 Show data context 50 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 21 Show data context 28 Show data context 54 Show data context
Date: Source:
1950 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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Between 1950 and 1970, the Agricultural Census reported farm sizes using these categories, defined in acres.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Berkshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10025084/cube/AGCEN_FARMSIZE_A_1950

Date accessed: 21st February 2020