Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 525,691 Show data context 12,845 Show data context 1,527 Show data context
1921 522,295 Show data context
1930 503,458 Show data context 19,968 Show data context 1,810 Show data context
1931 501,572 Show data context 22,799 Show data context 1,796 Show data context
1940 482,121 Show data context 28,103 Show data context 1,604 Show data context
1941 483,904 Show data context 29,909 Show data context
1950 476,094 Show data context 34,651 Show data context 1,418 Show data context
1951 474,858 Show data context 34,392 Show data context
1960 462,900 Show data context 32,220 Show data context 855 Show data context
1961 459,590 Show data context 33,263 Show data context 829 Show data context
1970 428,847 Show data context 29,525 Show data context 2,831 Show data context 267 Show data context
1971 429,949 Show data context 31,064 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 total farmed area, apparently excluding rough grazings, and for some dates it also recorded other categories including the area of rough grazings and the area of woodlands. In some cases, as with orchards, the acreages seem to be included within the overall farmed area, while woodlands are always separate.

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

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Date accessed: 29th November 2021