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 1,391 Show data context 1,509 Show data context 896 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 1,175 Show data context 1,069 Show data context 730 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 315 Show data context 265 Show data context 180 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 473 Show data context 443 Show data context 305 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 645 Show data context 645 Show data context 496 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 482 Show data context 467 Show data context 408 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 178 Show data context 173 Show data context 157 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 268 Show data context 233 Show data context 178 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 90 Show data context 100 Show data context 85 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 24 Show data context 24 Show data context 35 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 25 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 27 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, Parts of Holland 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/10041806/cube/AGCEN_FARMSIZE_A_1950

Date accessed: 02nd December 2021