Sizes of farms as reported by the Scottish Agricultural Census.

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Scottish Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1961 1961
1¼-2¼ acres 34 Show data context
2½-4¾ acres 55 Show data context
5-7¼ acres 53 Show data context
10-24¾ acres 41 Show data context
10-24¾ acres 92 Show data context
25-49¾ acres 50 Show data context
50-124¾ acres 79 Show data context
125-249¾ acres 111 Show data context
250-499¾ acres 152 Show data context
500-1249¾ acres 177 Show data context
1250-2499¾ acres 40 Show data context
2500-4999¾ acres 26 Show data context
5000 acres and over 1 Show data context
Date: Source:
1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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In 1961, the Scottish Agricultural Census reported numbers of farm of different sizes using these categories, defined in acres. Total farm acreages exclude common grazings but include ancillary woodlands and roads used in connection with agricultural units.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Roxburghshire ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Sizes of farms as reported by the Scottish Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 08th August 2022