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 2,946 Show data context 2,554 Show data context 821 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 1,900 Show data context 1,550 Show data context 859 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 342 Show data context 297 Show data context 251 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 477 Show data context 397 Show data context 306 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 589 Show data context 519 Show data context 373 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 728 Show data context 708 Show data context 511 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 407 Show data context 363 Show data context 265 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 535 Show data context 506 Show data context 404 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 256 Show data context 250 Show data context 243 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 105 Show data context 110 Show data context 111 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 63 Show data context 74 Show data context 92 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 42 Show data context 52 Show data context 96 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, Hampshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 03rd August 2021