Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 339,846 Show data context 13,700 Show data context 2,153 Show data context
1921 336,577 Show data context
1930 322,943 Show data context 27,284 Show data context 2,365 Show data context
1931 321,667 Show data context 27,226 Show data context 2,238 Show data context
1940 311,074 Show data context 27,186 Show data context 2,505 Show data context
1941 313,526 Show data context 25,403 Show data context
1950 321,314 Show data context 16,172 Show data context 3,169 Show data context
1951 321,632 Show data context 16,253 Show data context
1960 318,751 Show data context 12,280 Show data context 2,579 Show data context
1961 318,445 Show data context 11,150 Show data context 2,428 Show data context
1970 306,093 Show data context 9,797 Show data context 4,023 Show data context 1,823 Show data context
1971 304,854 Show data context 10,575 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, Berkshire 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: 20th February 2020