Northampton District — Current theme: Agriculture & Land Use




Agriculture & Land Use

This aspect of the Vision of Britain system presents data from two kinds of source: Agricultural Censuses, which gathered data on the kinds of crops planted and animals raised, usually from farmers; and Land Use Mapping, which actually surveyed land use, field by field. Work on this theme has been funded by DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Frederick Soddy Trust. Our most detailed information on land use is, in fact, the complete set of the maps published by the Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain, included in our 'Historical Mapping' section.



Our detailed statistics are held in structures called nCubes, which you can think of as tables with one dimension, or with two ... or with twenty. Their dimensions are defined by the variables each nCube combines, and each variable is made up of categories. These nCubes are available at national level for this theme:

Available nCubes Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
Land Use Statistics for 2001 2001 ODPM 2001 Land Use Categories (10)
Total area, in hectares 2001 ODPM 2001 Land Use Categories Total (1)
Simplified Land Use Statistics for 2001 2001 ODPM 2001 Land Use Categories, simplified (4)