Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards Market Gardens Nursery Grounds
1866 2,284,674 Show data context
1869 2,530,639 Show data context
1871 2,604,817 Show data context 126,625 Show data context 23,033 Show data context
1877 2,731,159 Show data context 126,823 Show data context 2,619 Show data context 446 Show data context 367 Show data context
1881 2,784,963 Show data context 162,786 Show data context 2,995 Show data context 652 Show data context 335 Show data context
1885 2,818,306 Show data context
1891 2,887,791 Show data context 174,967 Show data context 3,539 Show data context 1,299 Show data context 230 Show data context
1900 2,824,340 Show data context
1901 2,823,062 Show data context 1,270,470 Show data context 181,610 Show data context 3,767 Show data context
1910 2,777,206 Show data context 1,334,460 Show data context 184,361 Show data context
1920 2,659,585 Show data context 1,429,986 Show data context 2,365 Show data context
1921 2,602,338 Show data context
1930 2,730,614 Show data context 1,718,175 Show data context 5,200 Show data context
1931 2,754,805 Show data context 1,720,746 Show data context 5,295 Show data context
1940 2,609,555 Show data context 1,803,892 Show data context 4,656 Show data context
1941 2,571,917 Show data context 1,852,842 Show data context
1950 2,559,203 Show data context 1,838,412 Show data context 4,278 Show data context
1951 2,563,056 Show data context 1,826,461 Show data context
1960 2,608,674 Show data context 1,692,229 Show data context 2,618 Show data context
1961 2,606,660 Show data context 1,673,627 Show data context 2,524 Show data context
1970 2,564,042 Show data context 1,554,159 Show data context 35,735 Show data context 723 Show data context
1971 2,562,954 Show data context 1,539,397 Show data context
Date: Source:
1866 - 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, Wales Dep 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: 22nd July 2019