nCube : Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Identifier:
N_AGCEN_FARM
Name:
Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census
Type:
nCube (N)
Root unit:
Great Britain ( Show data )
Additive:
Yes
Cube Display:
Yes
Cube Download:
Yes
Text:
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 recorded for all dates.

Data available for download:

Data for these unit types and dates are available to UK Federation members for download — select one:

Unit Type Date Data Count

1866 6

1869 6

1870 2

1871 12

1877 12

1881 6

1884 2

1885 10

1891 8

1900 6

1901 10

1910 6

1920 6

1921 8

1930 6

1931 12

1940 6

1941 8

1950 6

1951 8

1960 6

1961 12

1970 6

1971 8

1920 100

1921 124

1930 96

1931 122

1940 96

1941 122

1950 96

1951 122

1960 94

1961 120

1970 90

1971 116

1869 104

1871 104

1877 104

1885 104

1891 104

1900 82

1901 106

1910 82

1871 64

1870 66

1871 66

1877 66

1884 66

1885 66

1901 66

1931 66

1961 66

1869 6

1871 6

1877 6

1885 6

1891 6

1900 6

1901 6

1910 6

nCube " Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_LAND Agriculture and Land Use

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_LAND_AGCEN_FARM Total farmed area, in acres



nCube " Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census " contains:


Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_AGCEN_FARM Agricultural Census Categories for Farmland



Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census: Data map listing


Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
AGCEN_FARM:grass 1 Permanent Grass
AGCEN_FARM:arable 1 Arable