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 2,318 Show data context 6,886 Show data context 7,379 Show data context 276 Show data context
1931 2,298 Show data context 7,149 Show data context 7,576 Show data context 197 Show data context
1950 2,541 Show data context 6,805 Show data context 7,854 Show data context 186 Show data context
1960 2,511 Show data context 6,218 Show data context 7,872 Show data context 243 Show data context
1970 825 Show data context 4,377 Show data context 7,137 Show data context 622 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, Devon 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: 25th May 2022