Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 309,880 Show data context 215,811 Show data context
1921 319,097 Show data context 203,198 Show data context
1930 334,690 Show data context 168,768 Show data context
1931 336,723 Show data context 164,849 Show data context
1940 304,605 Show data context 177,516 Show data context
1941 277,475 Show data context 206,429 Show data context
1950 236,275 Show data context 239,819 Show data context
1951 241,842 Show data context 233,016 Show data context
1960 245,827 Show data context 217,073 Show data context
1961 247,860 Show data context 211,730 Show data context
1970 226,314 Show data context 202,534 Show data context
1971 224,044 Show data context 205,905 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1971 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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The Agricultural Census was not primarily a land use survey, but it did record the area of 'Arable Land' in each farm, and the area of 'Permanent Grass'. The latter was sometimes sub-divided into grass 'for Hay' and 'not for Hay'. The Scottish Farm Census in 1961 classified grassland not into 'Permanent' and 'Rotation' but into grassland aged over and under 7 years old; we treat the latter as being equivalent to 'rotation', and therefore as arable. We do not include the area of 'Rough Grazings' here as it was not r...


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Date accessed: 01st December 2021