Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year For mowing/for hay For grazing/not for hay
1921 77,502 Show data context 241,595 Show data context
1930 93,244 Show data context 241,446 Show data context
1931 87,687 Show data context 249,036 Show data context
1940 71,970 Show data context 232,635 Show data context
1941 62,818 Show data context 214,657 Show data context
1950 44,138 Show data context 192,137 Show data context
1960 60,384 Show data context 185,443 Show data context
1961 59,569 Show data context 188,291 Show data context
1970 55,054 Show data context 171,260 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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In certain years, the Agricultural Census divided the acreage of Permanent Pasture by usage. In 1871, 1891-1901 and 1921-31 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'not for hay'. In 1940-41 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'for grazing'. In 1950-70 it was divided into 'for mowing' and 'for grazing'. 'For hay' is included here with 'for mowing', and 'not for hay' with 'for grazing'. The Scottish Farm Census used some more complex classifications of permanent grass, and in 1961 did not identify 'rotation grasses' but ...


sub-divided grassland into over and under seven years old; these classifications have been mapped to this simpler form.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Cheshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 01st December 2021