Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1866 8,998,027 Show data context 13,263,806 Show data context
1869 10,096,094 Show data context 13,274,408 Show data context
1871 9,881,833 Show data context 13,835,827 Show data context
1877 10,858,016 Show data context 13,454,017 Show data context
1881 11,655,825 Show data context 13,008,112 Show data context
1885 12,229,815 Show data context 12,650,492 Show data context
1891 13,085,117 Show data context 12,028,223 Show data context
1900 13,391,877 Show data context 11,321,913 Show data context
1901 13,457,660 Show data context 11,236,592 Show data context
1910 13,923,327 Show data context 10,592,055 Show data context
1920 12,667,104 Show data context 11,180,322 Show data context
1921 12,698,221 Show data context 10,843,512 Show data context
1930 13,473,798 Show data context 9,176,035 Show data context
1931 13,574,281 Show data context 8,954,234 Show data context
1940 12,542,695 Show data context 9,419,543 Show data context
1941 11,159,668 Show data context 10,855,441 Show data context
1950 9,013,621 Show data context 12,872,526 Show data context
1951 9,240,197 Show data context 12,662,468 Show data context
1960 9,038,525 Show data context 12,798,314 Show data context
1961 9,002,472 Show data context 12,784,563 Show data context
1970 8,059,084 Show data context 13,167,353 Show data context
1971 7,967,673 Show data context 13,269,042 Show data context
Date: Source:
1866 - 1971 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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1869 - 1885 Robert Schwartz (Department of History, Mount Holyoke College). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.
1871 - 1901 David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.
1960 - 1971 Department of the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Farming Statistics Team). Role: creator. Restrictions on use: the material may be re-used free of charge in any format or medium. You must re-use it accurately and not in a misleading context. You must acknowledge the material as Crown copyright and give the title of the document/publication.

 

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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: 29th August 2014