Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 51,635 Show data context 186,388 Show data context
1921 52,103 Show data context 186,464 Show data context
1930 49,873 Show data context 189,462 Show data context
1931 50,503 Show data context 187,886 Show data context
1940 39,275 Show data context 197,785 Show data context
1941 35,772 Show data context 202,672 Show data context
1950 26,077 Show data context 210,223 Show data context
1951 26,700 Show data context 209,063 Show data context
1960 21,491 Show data context 216,609 Show data context
1961 20,770 Show data context 216,948 Show data context
1970 11,219 Show data context 225,927 Show data context
1971 11,487 Show data context 226,349 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: 02nd December 2021