Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Under 5 acres 5 to 50 acres 50 to 300 acres Over 300 acres
1920 2,432 Show data context 3,536 Show data context 1,811 Show data context 522 Show data context
1931 2,207 Show data context 3,295 Show data context 1,791 Show data context 453 Show data context
1950 2,946 Show data context 3,308 Show data context 1,670 Show data context 466 Show data context
1960 2,554 Show data context 2,763 Show data context 1,577 Show data context 486 Show data context
1970 821 Show data context 1,789 Show data context 1,180 Show data context 542 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The 1910 Farm Census listed farm acreages using this four-way classification, and data from later years have been simplified to the same bands. In most years, holdings of under 1 acre are specifically excluded.

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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